Cameron’s 2nd Night Walk

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Cameron’s Second Night Walk took place on Friday 7 October, and followed the same route in, the dark, as last in 2015. The weather was kind, and all appeared to have fun, despite the unexpected appearance of combine harvesters in the corn field at Walsal End! Photos from the walk are being added to Night Walk Gallery 2016 as we get them.

Details made available in advance of the walk can be seen below.

The walk will start and end at Fentham Hall Car Park, Hampton in Arden. It is a relatively short event designed to get as many people out and about as possible, and then refresh themselves with a visit to a local pub (for those that are old enough!) afterwards. Final details for all Night Walkers on 7 Oct are on this page.

To register for the (free!) Night Walk, please click here and complete the form. For more information about the Night Walk, please see below.

What is a Night Walk? It is a walk, at night. That’s it. The darkness does strange things to perspectives though, so some people find navigating a simple route at night much more difficult than during the day – and that’s the challenge of a night walk.

When will it start? Between 7pm and 8pm on October 7th.

How long was it? It was around 7.5km departing from Hampton In Arden, looping around Barston and returning back to the start point. It will take most walkers just over two hours to complete the route, which is on foot paths and relatively flat – there aren’t any long inclines so there was no need to worry about it being too tough; it isn’t! We anticipate all walkers will be finished by 10pm, ready for a hot chocolate or two.

Why would I take part? To raise money, and support our cause of assisting people with mental health issues and improving their lives and outcomes – and to have a great time! It really is all about having a good time out and about in the countryside with friends.

What are the requirements of taking part? It is a pretty simple event but there are some requirements we ask you to be aware of:

  • Age 15 & Under: all walkers age 15 and under are very welcome to take part, but they have to walk with a responsible adult on the night. Those 16 or above, will be wished good luck and told “you’re on your own”!
  • It is a night event, it will be dark! We will offer all who take part a free head torch to help them see their way around the route. (But if you have your own headtorch, please bring it, as the fewer headtorches we give away, the more money we will raise)
  • It is in October. If we are lucky, we will get a clear, still, dry evening like last year!
  • How are walkers guided around the route? All are given a map & instructions, and the whole route will be signposted. There will be several marshal points around the route, but finding your own way round is part of the fun!
  • How much does it cost to enter? The walk is free, but we ask all who took part to aim for a minimum sponsorship of £20 for the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust

And do have a look at the Night Walk Gallery of photos from last year. Which is your favourite?