Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy

Church

Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester
LE8 9DR

Tel: 07827 797125

Burton Overy Three Peaks Challenge

Beacon Hill - Woodhouse Eaves

Old John and Bradgate country park

Bardon Hill

Leicestershire Three Peaks

On Saturday 9th June 2018 46 people from Burton Overy (and Great Glen) together with family and friends, embarked on the Leicestershire Three Peaks Challenge. The object of the challenge was to raise money through sponsorship for the Burton Overy village hall, which needed £4,000 to cover the cost of refurbishing the hall floor.

The Three Peaks are: Old John in Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill and Bardon Hill.

It is a circular walk beginning at Newton Linford and the total distance, taking in all three peaks, is approximately 17 miles.

It was a hard day, but each of the 46 walkers made an important contribution towards the total sum raised, which was £2,506. Thank you.

Twenty Seven of the walkers completed the entire walk.

Three of our senior walkers all completed the first section from Newton Harcourt via Old John to Beacon Hill. This is a distance of 4 ½ miles. This was a tremendous achievement. This is a steep climb in places and included two of the three peaks. The three ladies had a combined age of 240 years! It would be quite improper to reveal the individual ages of the ladies….but we can name them! They are Julia Burrows, Mary Parker and Hilary Smith. Well done to the three ladies and indeed to all the walkers, including Charlotte Dyer, who was our youngest walker. She was wheeled by her parents in her pushchair.

The route provided some spectacular views over some of the finest countryside in the county and was considered a great day by all who were involved. The day concluded with a well earned fish and chip supper in the village hall, a slide show of pictures taken during the day, and an exchange of stories.

Our grateful thanks to all those who were involved. To those who led the walk, to those who stewarded and provided vehicular backup throughout the day, and to those who organized the supper in the evening.

And most of all to the walkers.