Ramblers gear up for Olympic walks
With the 2012 Games opening this week, Britain’s walking charity is gearing up for a busy fortnight that will see dozens of volunteers leading walks to and from selected venues across London, the Lee Valley, Hadleigh Farm, Eton Dorney and Weymouth. The walks will provide a healthy and sustainable way for spectators to travel to events while taking in some of the many sights around the spectacular venues.
The walks will be led by trained Ramblers volunteers and will include facts and information about each area to inspire those visiting the Games, many of whom will be from abroad. Sights include London’s historic East End, iconic landmarks and waterways, Weymouth’s picturesque promenade, magnificent views towards Royal Windsor and the beautiful natural scenery of the Lee Valley and Hadleigh.
The Ramblers will aim to get walkers to each venue 1.5 hours before the start of the event. Most walks are under three miles (5km) but they will be leading some longer and more challenging walks too. So if you are a ticket holder , or know someone who is, visit www.ramblers2012ledwalks.org.uk to find out more!