Join our first Step Out Moor on Dartmoor family walk to raise awareness of Stroke in the South West.
I hope this walk will encourage Stroke survivors their family and friends along with your four legged family to join me in Stepping Out on Dartmoor for as far and as long as you would like.
We have a great team that will walk with you for 1 - 5 miles over the stunning scenery of Dartmoor. You can decide on the day how far is good for you and if you would like to go further out on Dartmoor but not hike back we will have cars to ferry you back to the start point. Any distance is good!
We have a small entry fee of a minimum £20.00 per family by way of a direct donation to the Stroke Association through this Just Giving page. So you are welcome to donate more and select gift aid where appropriate. Or bring cash on the day.
For the £20.00 donation you will receive a Doggy Bandana (S,M or L) a Stroke T-Shirt (S,M or L) and a Conquer Stroke Wrist Band.
If for any reason you are unable to join us but would like to make a donation please feel free to do so through this Just Giving Page.
Our walk will take us along Dr Blackalls Drive looking out across the stunning Dart Valley, you will learn the history of the area while you walk with your family. We will have stopping points along the way with a stunning glorious Dartmoor view along the walk and at Mel Tor, one of my favourite Tors. From here you can carry on up to the fabulous peak of Sharp Tor with our guides or simply enjoy the view with a local ice cream.
Anyone interested in landscape photography Malcolm will be on hand to advise how best to capture the scenery as you go with what ever camera you have.
Please email me with your address and sizes and to receive full details firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you can join us in July
See my website for more details www.stepoutmoor.com
My Personal goal is to achieve Dartmoor in a Day 50k September 8th 2018 by taking Steps Out on Dartmoor to rebuild my fitness.
On Monday 4th December 2017 6am (Malcolm Snelgrove aged 50) I found myself collapsed on the floor not able to speak or move. My brain wanted to call to my wife but my mouth was not able to respond, after a few minutes I was able to crawl a few steps across the floor. A few hours later I find myself in hospital having had a CT scan being told by the A&E doctor that I had had a Stroke and was being transferred to the Stroke ward.
Having a stroke turns your life upside down in an instant and one of the scariest experience of my life. Thankfully I am one of the lucky ones who is recovering well, with my speech and loss of movement in my right side returned but many other stroke survivors aren't so lucky, and have lost their speech, can't read or write or function without assistance. I had a glimpse in hospital of the pain others were facing and can't imagine what it must be like not to fully recover, which is why I've got so much respect and admiration for the survivors who everyday are finding different ways to express themselves again. The Stroke Association’s Lost for Words campaign is brilliant because it is highlighting this problem and raising funds for its work supporting the people who need it.
I feel so lucky that I was given a second chance at life. The images of those less fortunate than myself lying in the hospital ward struggling to communicate or understand what has happened to them will stay in my mind forever.
Which is why I hope that Step Out Moor will be an opportunity for stroke survivors like myself, friends and families to get out and enjoy the countryside together while raising awareness of stroke and vital funds for the work that the Stroke Association do to support the stroke community.