Sunday 8th April
Farleigh Wallop Estate, Farleigh Wallop, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2HX
Registration has opened!
While we wait for spring to arrive, why not plan something to look forward to by registering for a wonderful day out on the Farleigh Wallop Estate enjoying country walks organised by St. Michael’s Hospice. Last year’s event took place in glorious sunshine and was so popular that we have had to limit participant numbers to 500 this year.
On Sunday 8th April enjoy beautiful views across the rolling Hampshire countryside, blooming bluebells and the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, two legged or four legged, all followed by a delicious cream tea in the stunning setting of Home Barn. Starting from 09.30 choose to walk either our 5 or 10 mile route which both guarantee to give you a superb day out.
The Farleigh Estate has a huge amount of history. If you decide to walk the 5 mile route, you will pass by St. Andrew Church which now stands in isolation. Back in the 17th Century, the area around the Church was the village of Farleigh Wallop; however, the houses are believed to have been destroyed during the Civil War.
On both routes you will see a glimpse of Farleigh House. The Farleigh Estate has been in the Wallop family since 1430, however, the house was rebuilt in 1730 following a fire. In 1954, it became a prep school for boys until Quentin Wallop modernised the house and gardens living with his family from 1989 – 2014.
Laura Hughes, Events Manager at St. Michael’s Hospice said “This event is always one of our most enjoyable, coming at a time of the year when people are really beginning to welcome being outdoors again. The funds raised are vital to our work at the Hospice where this year we will need to raise £3.1 million to keep our services free of charge”.
To sign up and for more information please visit the Hospice website at: stmichaelshospice.org.uk/events or call fundraising on 01256 848 848. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter @smhbasingstoke #WoodlandWalk