The popular Round the Borough Hike takes place on Saturday 7 September. To take part, register online today at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/rbhb
Now in its eighth year, this free event for all ages and abilities starts and finishes in Horton Country Park local nature reserve (LNR). The off road walking route of approximately 20 miles long offers participants the chance to explore the beautiful open spaces of Epsom and Ewell including Epsom & Walton Downs, Epsom Common LNR, Nonsuch Park and the Hogsmill LNR.
Participants will set off from Horton Country Park LNR at 8.30am; the challenge is to complete the full 20 mile route in one day. It is estimated that the family friendly route takes between six to nine hours to walk depending on length and frequency of breaks. Dogs are welcome too.
Certificates will be awarded to those completing the full 20 miles. Those who completed the Round the Borough Bike earlier in the year and go on to complete the Hike will also get a special keepsake.
To view/download the route on a smartphone visit www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/rbhb
Councillor Barry Nash, Chairman of the Community and Wellbeing Committee, said: “Round the Borough Hike is probably the best way to experience the borough’s plentiful and stunning green spaces with friends and family. You can complete the hike at your own pace or set yourself a challenge to achieve a milestone. You can also raise money for a charity of your choice.
“Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover something new in your borough.”
Participants must wear suitable footwear as the route covers a variety of terrain and is uneven in places; and be prepared for the weather. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please note, bikes, roller blades/skates are not permitted for the Hike and dogs must be kept on a lead and under control. Registrations for the event close at 5pm on Thursday 5 September.
Can you spare a few hours? We are looking for volunteer stewards to help marshal the course and ensure the safety of our participants. If you are able to give up two to three hours of your time and help out please contact the Council’s Leisure Development’s Team at [email protected] or call 01372 732000.