Trek the Wayfarers Walk for Macmillan

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A LEADING cancer charity has adopted a 70-mile countryside trail.

It is hoped hundreds of people will take part in fundraising treks along the Wayfarer’s Walk to mark the Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary.

The trail, which the charity has named The Way Ahead, begins in Emsworth and extends into Berkshire.

Along the route is the Watercress Line heritage railway which runs from Alton to Alresford and stunning National Trust properties such as Hinton Ampner.

The charity has organised discounts on entry to attractions and food stops along the way.

Participants can complete any part of the trail at any time this year.

Macmillan is organising a variety of events on or near the Wayfarer’s Walk. The first is a 6.5-mile walk on May 21, meeting at the car park between Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill and The Churchillian pub at 10am.

On the weekend of May 28 to 31 there is a 62.5-mile trek over three days, starting and finishing at the White Horse pub in Westbourne, near Emsworth.

Registration is £12.50 for people aged 16 and over. Young people under 16 go free.

For more information go to wayfarerswalk.org.uk.