Hike for Hounds 2018 – A walk in the rain….
Around 30 hikers assembled in the pouring rain on Saturday 6th October 2018 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.
If you would like to take part our Hike for Hounds sponsored walk, pencil Saturday 5th October 2019 in your diary and further details will follow nearer to the event. For any donation please visit our Donations page.