We will be walking from Devon to Malmesbury, Wiltshire from the 4th April to re-enact part of the Military journeys made by Athelstan when he united England and became the first King of all England. His tomb is at Malmesbury Abbey which he helped endow and we will arrive at Malmesbury Abbey on 11th April at around 2pm. Follow the walk at www.athelstanwalk.co.uk.
The walk will include Saxon sites such as King Alfred's Monument, Isle of Athelney, Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral, Hinton Priory, Lacock Abbey where other Saxon Kings are buried, and on to the present Military location of Lyneham, 11 miles from Malmesbury, where the fallen arrive back into the Country from war zones overseas. Come and join us on any stage.
Funds raised will go to support disabled service personnel aiming to compete at International level and hopefully one day the Paralympics. A second page athelstan1 will donate funds totally to the Help for Heroes Charity devoted to rehabilitate disabled servicemen.
Since we are now retired and have never been required to wear a military uniform perhaps we should do something in thanks for those that are, over the last 1100 years.
Hemyock-Clayhidon-Neroche-Staple Fitzpaine-Hatch Beauchamp (where Lt Chard VC is buried) East Deane Way-Isle of Athelney-King Alfred's Monument-King Alfred Inn Burrowbridge-Levels-Glastonbury-Wells-Norton St Philip-Hinton Priory-Bradford on Avon-Lacock Abbey-The Old Canal-Lyneham-Malmesbury.
Please help encourage me by donating and helping both sports people and the disabled servicemen. Help 4 Heroes event no. 2010021-5999-6717
The walk will start on 5th April. Follow the walk on the blog www.athelstanwalk.co.uk
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