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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

Following in Wainwright’s footsteps

Actuaries make the trek across the country for charity
Hugh Sellars, Stuart Anderson, Richard Yoxall and Ianthe Edgeley recently completed Wainwright’s famous 190-mile, coast-to-coast walk connecting three National Parks — the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Experts voted it the second best long-distance walk in the world (after one in New Zealand).

They commented: “Over a period of 12 days’ walking, we were able to enjoy a good variety of picturesque scenery and amazing views — except when our outlook was obscured by mist or heavy hail. Furthermore, we were very grateful to those who sponsored us, helping us to raise over £1,500 for Cancer Research UK.

“It was physically demanding at times, particularly in the mountainous Lakes. The walk planner among us got an earful for scheduling too much too quickly over this section! Nevertheless, we made it to the end at Robin Hood’s Bay as planned and were able to soak our tired feet and muscles in the North Sea.”