Outdoor kit donations needed for Maidenhead Boundary Walk

Outdoor kit donations needed for Maidenhead Boundary Walk

Annabel Howard

Outdoor kit donations needed for Maidenhead Boundary Walk

 An appeal has been launched for donations of outdoor kit as part of the annual Maidenhead Boundary Walk.

Organisers are encouraging people to donate clothing and equipment to the Helen and Douglas House shop in the High Street.

The town doesn't have an outdoor clothing store.

The charity shop would provide an easy destination for people taking part in the fundraising walk to pick up any items needed and it would benefit from sales.

Anoraks, waterproof trousers, walking sticks and boots are all needed.

The annual walk is organised by the Rotary Club of Maidenhead and supported by Maidenhead Civic Society and East Berks Ramblers.

It will be held on October 7 and follow a 13-mile route around the pre-1974 Maidenhead borough.

Volunteers will pave the way for the walk on Tuesday, September 11, by clearing nettles and brambles along a half-mile section of the route from Lower Cookham Road to the Thames Path.

It is out of use for the rest of the year and needs cutting back for Boundary Walk access.

The land is owned by the Edwards family, who have again agreed to allow public access for the charity event.

It is also the 'missing link' for a project jointly run by the civic society and rambler groups named the Millennium Walk - aiming to create a rambling route from Hurley across countryside to Maidenhead riverside.

Ann Darracott from Maidenhead Civic Society said: "We are very thankful to the Edwards family for allowing us to use their land, but in the long-term we are looking forward for this area to being opened as a public right of way."

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