A walk in the park for Macmillan Cancer Support

Residents are being invited to take part in Macmillan’s Big Walk on Saturday 8th September and help people living with cancer.

Set in Clumber Park, , the event is the biggest fundraising walk for Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK this year. It is hoped more than 2,000 people will take part.

The Big Walk offers a choice of two routes, 10 miles and two miles, which both start at 10am. This is the flagship event for Miles for Macmillan – a programme of 55 walks nationwide organised with support from partner Boots UK.

Alex Talcer, National Event Programme Manager for Macmillan, said: “Clumber Park is a stunning setting for Macmillan’s Big Walk, full of woodland and wildlife. The two different routes round the park will provide something for everyone. We’re hoping to raise £100,000 – money which will help the Macmillan team provide medical, financial, practical and emotional support to people living with cancer. Come and join a movement within your local community that really makes a difference – you will be standing shoulder to shoulder with others who feel the same.”

The 10 mile route is a woodland and forest trail while the two mile walk is a combination of woodland trail and tarmac surfaces, suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scooters. All ages are welcome for both routes but no dogs are allowed.

Clumber Park, situated in Sherwood Forest, was once home to the Dukes of Newcastle. While Clumber House was demolished in 1938, impressive relics remain – including a classical bridge over Clumber Lake, Gothic-style chapel and the Walled Kitchen Garden. It is also home to the largest double avenue of lime trees in Europe while the resident wildlife features woodpeckers and Jacob Sheep.

To register, visit macmillan.org/bigwalk, phone 0300 1000 200 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or text BIGWALK to 88080 (texts cost standard network rate).