Around 30 hikers assembled in the pouring rain on Saturday 6th October to take part in our annual Hike for Hounds sponsored walk.
A big shout out to Bexon’s Munch Box for supplying the tasty breakfast cobs and opening on a Saturday especially for us. Each and every hiker sends you their profound thanks.
We left the centre in a heavy shower of rain and headed up Shelford Road.
After a brief toilet stop at Rockley Memorial park, we headed on to the cliff walk and back towards the Rec.
Our 3.5 mile hikers returned to the centre when we reached The Green and the 9 milers continued on down Holme Lane.
The atrocious weather forced us to offer a 5 mile option this year too, but none of the hardy walkers opted for this and we strode towards the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont.
On arrival at the lake, we found an endurance event under way and there were a lot of very tired and wet participants making their way, at different speeds, around the lake and the obstacles.
The 5km walk around the lake ended up at the main entrance to the centre where humans and dogs shared a welcome drink of water. Back on the road we arrived back at the animal centre at approximately 1 p.m. where we were treated to snacks and drinks donated by members of the public and Morrisons at Gamston. Thank you to everyone who donated the snacks and drinks.
The final total of money raised will be announced on 21st October after we have collected all the money pledged so far.
Sponsorship will remain open until 20th October, if you would like to contribute towards the final total then please visit our Donations page.