WALKERS are being urged to take part in Naomi House and Jacksplace’s flagship fundraising event.

The 15th annual Clarendon Way Walk will take place on Sunday, September 12, sending fundraisers through the picturesque countryside between Winchester and Salisbury, raising much needed funds for the charity.

The classic 26-mile walk will start in Winchester city centre, with the popular 12 mile walk also starting on Sunday in the picturesque village of Broughton.

There are distances for everyone, including a family friendly five miles. For those who want a bit more of a challenge, there’s the much-anticipated Ultimate Clarendon.

The charity’s ultra-event is a 52-mile walk through the night and day, and starts on Saturday, September 11. Setting off at dusk in Salisbury city centre, walkers trek through the night to reach Winchester as the sun comes up the following morning.

Last summer, Naomi House and Jacksplace delivered a Covid-safe Clarendon Way Walk, it was one of the UK’s first major fundraising events since the coronavirus pandemic hit and raised £87,000.

Charlotte Patrick, events fundraiser at Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “We were thrilled that we were able to produce a safe and secure event in 2020, it was wonderful for our supporters to be able to show their support by taking part in the event.

“The Clarendon Way Walk continues to grow in popularity, this year our supporters will be able to embrace the new distances and experience the night walk. It’s a challenging but enjoyable walk, and a great way to get fit and explore some of Hampshire and Wiltshire’s most beautiful countryside.

“We hope the ‘Classic Clarendon’ and ‘Ultimate Clarendon’ combined, will raise £150,000, enough to fund approximately 125 nights of care so desperately needed by local children, young people and their families.”

To take part, sign up at www.naomihouse.org.uk or for more information, contact the team at Naomi House and Jacksplace by emailing hello@naomihouse.org.uk or calling 01962 760060.