If challenges like the Inca Trail are a distant dream, why not join the Worshipful Company of Actuaries on the second best walk in the world - right here in England
The Worshipful Company of Actuaries is organising a charity walk for actuaries across the breadth of England.
They will follow the famous Wainwright coast-to-coast path from Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast across to St Bees on the Cumbrian coast.
The walk takes in three national parks and some of the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery in England. It has been named among the best walks in the world and, in one survey of travel writers, beat such famous hikes as the Inca Trail and Mount Everest, coming second only to the Milford Track in New Zealand in a poll of the 50 best walks in the world (for details, see www.wainwright.org.uk/coasttocoast.html).
At 190 miles, it is not an insignificant challenge. It will take two weeks, walking between 10 and 20 miles each day. The team will leave Robin HoodÕs Bay on Saturday 17 August 2013, walking across the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, arriving in Kirkby Stephen on Saturday 24 August. Following a short break in Kirkby Stephen, they will set out again on Monday 26 August and walk through the Lake District National Park (taking in such walks as Striding Edge), arriving in St Bees on Saturday 31 August.
An invitation is extended to actuaries (and their families) to join part or all of the walk - either on the weeks through North Yorkshire or Cumbria.
It is a popular long distance walk and, as it is taking place in high season, preliminary bookings will need to be made soon. Baggage transfers and any other transportation needs will be arranged as necessary. All you will need to do is the walking;
Much of the detailed planning will take place over the next 18 months.
If you are interested in being part of this great charity adventure, please contact Charles Cowling as soon as possible at [email protected].