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Lions ready to roar again in next walking marathon

Some of the Lions who completed last year's walk.

Some of the Lions who completed last year's walk.

There’s no stopping members of Horncastle Lions Club when it comes to long-distance walks.

In recent years, they have completed the Lincolnshire Three Peaks Challenge and the Viking Way Challenge.

Now, they are planning another ‘marathon’, walking the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

The long distance trail starts at Hessle but the Lions will start on the South Bank where they finished their Viking Way walk a year ago.

The first stage will involve a walk across the Humber Bridge and the route finishes in Filey. The distance is about 80 miles.

The Viking Way walk (pictured above) was divided into set 22-mile sections on a rigid 14 day timetable.

This year, the idea is to fix a start date and then decide when to reconvene for the next section.

This ‘adventure’ starts at 8am on Easter Saturday (April 19) in the town’s Market Place and transport will be organised to the start point. It is not a sponsored walk but any donations will go to cancer charities.

For details about the Lions, contact President Bob Wayne (01507 527366 bobwayne41@gmail.com), or Andrew Tuxworth (01507 533555 horncastlelions@gmail.com).

 

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