Those of you who are lucky enough to be taking your well deserved holiday at a caravan park in Mid Wales this year, you may find yourself looking for an interesting activity to take part in and enjoy. Look no further than the Welshpool Canal Walk with Ty Gobaith (Happy House) on Sunday the 24th of September, a wonderful charity event helping to support children and their families across the whole of Wales.
The first canal walk event that took place last year was so overwhelmingly popular that the organisers have brought it back again, this time in memory of one of the Hope House mums, Teresa Thomas, who put together last year's event and sadly passed away rather unexpectedly in January this year.
Anybody is welcome to join the challenge and walk in Teresa’s footsteps along the 8 mile stretch of the Montgomeryshire Canal, from Welshpool to Garthmyl on the edge of Berriew. You may spot the local wildlife as you walk alongside the serene canal, from otters to water voles, and more than likely the odd duck!
Keep you eyes peeled for the local landmarks visible during the fantastic canal walk. You will pass the Powysland Museum, Powys Castle and Showground, and the Llyn Coed Y Dinas Nature Reserve. When you reach the halfway point you will be able to rest and enjoy some refreshments at the Horseshoes Inn.
Registration for the Welshpool Canal Walk is free of charge, and there is no minimum sponsorship, but please do raise whatever you can to aid the support given to children and their families across the entirety of Wales by Ty Gobaith.
The event will begin at 10am. All dogs are welcome so feel free to bring your furry friend, all that we ask is that children are accompanied by an adult.