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WAYers in the Lakes

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The first weekend of October saw more than 50 WAYfarers converging on Coniston for the annual walking weekend in the Lake District.

The weather was kind - Saturday was an absolutely spectacular day. A group of WAYers headed into the hills above Coniston for a tremendous walk over four fells in gorgeous sunshine. There were spectacular views over the lakes, Morecambe Bay and even across to the Isle of Man.

“As always, everyone had a really great time in fabulous surroundings,” said organiser Claire Lloyd. “The feedback has been amazing and I can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

Attending the weekend were WAY members Gaynor Wood and Rupert Hannibal, who were injured in a hit and run accident earlier this year while training for a WAY fundraising ride. They were determined to join their WAY friends on the walking weekend – in spite of their injuries. Read more...

One WAY member, Mike Smith, who travelled up from London to join the walking weekend, told us: “Great weekend. Good company. Supportive and understanding people. Amazing scenery and walking. Cumbrian ale and fresh air. Meeting people in the same situation has been a big help.”

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