Editor joins famous faces in walk across Wales


Dominic Robertson

Famous faces from across Wales will be joined by County Times editor Nick Knight - representing NWN Media - as they travel though the region on a 200 mile sponsored walk in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance.

Lead by Welsh tenor Rhys Meirion, the third and final Cerddwn Ymlaen / Walk On Wales, takes place from July 5 to July 12.

Rhys has raised close to £200,00 over the past two years from the highly successful walks, in which celebrities walk 200 miles across Wales’ most picturesque countryside.

Thousands of well wishers and supporters are expected to wave and cheer the walkers on as they travel through Wales.

Those walking the whole distance include Iolo Williams, rugby legend Robin McBryde, Xfactor star Lucie Jones, BBC Wales Hinterland star Richard Harrington and Welsh comedian Tudur Owen. Also walking will be Mid Wales’ Beryl Vaughan and Llanidloes based osteopath, John Wilden.

County Times editor Nick Knight will also be joining the crew when they walk from Llanarmon DC to Welshpool on Monday, July 7.

The walkers will be averaging about 26 miles per day across Wales.
The walk will take eight days to complete, and with the expected heat wave set for July, the walkers will be pushed to the limits of their physical endurance.

The walk starts from Eirias Park in Colwyn Bay on Saturday, July 5, and Welsh Office minister David Jones will join them for their first five miles.

The walkers step into the region on Monday, July 8,  when the walkers arrive in  Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant at about 10.30am.

They will stop in the village for refreshments and will meet local wellwishers and supporters before heading on to Llanfyllin. They aim to reach Llanfyllin for about noon.

There they will be met by Town Mayor Ann Williams and will have lunch in the town, which is being organised by members of the WI and Merched y Wawr.

The walkers will spend about an hour in the town and resume their walk. They also plan to walk through the grounds of Llanfyllin High School and Llanfyllin Primary School  on their way through the town where they will be joined by pupils and teachers.

From Llanfyllin the walkers will head towards Guilsfield (4.30pm) and hope to arrive in Welshpool at about 6.30pm.

They finish the day’s walking at the Royal Oak in town, where they will be staying the night.

Organisers are encouraging the people of Welshpool to give the walkers a warm welcome as they enter the town.
To find out more information about the walk and how to donate visit the Cerddwn Ymlaen website www.cerddwnymlaen.com

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