Walk a roaring success?

Pictured are last year's walkers at the start of the Lyke Wake Walk in Osmotherley
Pictured are last year's walkers at the start of the Lyke Wake Walk in Osmotherley

WHITBY and District Lions Club is hoping one of the charity’s main fund-raisers will be a roaring success.

The club’s members are preparing for Whitby District Lions’ 40th Lyke Wake Walk which this year takes place overnight on 24 and 25 June.

And as always they are appealing for Whitby Gazette readers to take part.

Over the years, the trek has raised thousands of pounds which the Lions have distributed amongst local charities and good causes.

The 42-mile walk starts at Osmotherley and makes its way over the Cleveland hills and across the North York Moors ending at Ravenscar, taking in some spectacular views and gives walkers the chance to see the countryside up close.

One of the organisers, Chris Harrison, said: “The walk is fully organised by the Lions.

“There are check points at each road crossing and back up following on just in case, with drinks provided at each check point and a big breakfast at Ellerbeck to fortify you for the last push to the end.

“It is a great sense of achievement when you complete the 42-mile walk. A certificate is provided on completion and you can be proud to wear a Lyke Wake Walk badge which are available from the Lyke Wake Walk website.”

Anyone interested can pick up registration and sponsor forms. Collect them from The Seacliffe Hotel on the West Cliff, The Langley on The Crescent or from Richard Jackson at 36 Derwent Road.

Alternatively you can call Chris Harrison at Robert Harrison and Son’s, Glaisdale on (01947) 897249.

Due to previous years, a no show fee of £20, £10 for under 16s, will be payable on registering, which people can deduct from their final sponsorship money before paying it in.

As usual check in time will be 6.30pm at Langborne Road on 24 June where a bus will be laid on leaving at 7pm to take walkers to the start at Osmotherley for around 8.30pm.

After the finish, if people are unable to arrange their own transport, the Lions will ensure walkers’ return to Whitby.

All money raised from the walk will go to Whitby and District Lions Club to be used in support of local causes.