Welcome to the ‘Louise Smalley Walk’ website!
The Louise Smalley Walk is an annual sponsored challenge walk, 40 miles in length.
We hold the walk to help raise money for local charities and good causes.
We are based in Whitwell, North East Derbyshire.
The Heritage Route 2022
This year, the Louise Smalley Challenge Walk will take place on the 18th June 2022.
For 2022 we will be completing the Heritage round route. This is a fantastic circular walk which will start, and end, at the Royal Oak in Whitwell. The 40 miles will take walkers through a range of historic locations within our local area.
Once again, we will be raising money for a local cause, nominated and selected by the participants of last year’s successful event. Therefore, we will all be raising money for Ashgate Hospice. To find out more about where the money will go, follow the link below.
So, if you are up for the challenge, then you need to complete the electronic application form that can be found by following the link below:
Your entry will be considered as provisional until we receive your £10 entry fee. Please make sure that this has been paid using the bank account details below to the Louise Smalley Walk Fund.
Account Name: The Louise Smalley Fund
Account Number: 9034 7167
Sort Code: 20 55 62
Please enter your name as a reference when transferring your entry fee. If you are paying for multiple walkers, please also email the following email address to enable us to make sure that applications are not considered incomplete.
If you have any further questions about enter the walk please use the email address above.
All applications must be received (including entry fees) by 31st May 2022.
A draft version of this year’s route description can be found by clicking on the Heritage route link above. Whilst this route has been walked in the past, some changes have needed to be made, others have been made to further enhance this very pleasant walk. It is currently in a draft format as some small changes need to be finalised, including re recording and typing up the description for two small sections, before the final version is released. Once it is complete, we will update these pages as well as emailing a copy to all entered walkers in the week before walk day. For those walkers who live locally, we highly recommend getting out and walking the different sections of the route. Not only will it help on walk day, but it is great to see how these different sections change with the seasons.
If you don’t feel up to walking, but would like to support the LSW and the chosen beneficiary, please follow below to see the other ways that you can get involved.
The 2021 walk raised £15,000 for Neurocare
Our major supporters are:
With grateful thanks to all………..Joe Mason