By James Reader
The Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All will be launching its first ever National Park Challenge in 2013, giving walkers and ramblers the opportunity to trek through the Peak District on 28 April, the Yorkshire Dales on 18 August and the Lake District on 8 September.
Walkers can participate in either ‘The Gauntlet’ – a 25.5 mile route through the Peak District from Hope Valley, over Jacob’s Ladder and along Mam Tor, a 28.5 mile walk in the Yorkshire Dales along Malham Cove, across Fountain’s Fell and a climb up Pen-y-Ghent, and a 22 mile hike through the Lake District over Lake Windermere – or ‘The Triple Trekker’ – a 12 mile route through the Peak District by ascending Win Hill, a 14 mile hike in the Yorkshire Dales which involves a 418-step climb up Malham Cove, and a 13 mile walk over the Lake District. Participants also have the option of accomplishing a smaller 5 mile route in each location, or simply just taking part in any of the individual walks if they do not want to complete The National Park Challenge.
"The Walk for All Season Ticket is a brilliant idea,” says sports presenter and 2012 Paralympics anchor-woman Clare Balding. “I'm so pleased friends and families will be able to enjoy the fun and the challenge of all the different walks for such a reasonable price. I hope people will take the chance to explore the best of our countryside and do good while you're at it."
To enter, visit www.walkforall.com.