Welcome again to our annual charity Fal River Walk, in association with the National Trust at Trelissick.
This year’s Fal River Walk is generously sponsored and supported by
As last year, there will be a Long Walk of about 15 miles, and a Short Walk of about 6 miles, both starting and finishing in the Stable Yard at Trelissick. All-day parking, specially arranged ferries, and a serious cream tea are included in the price for walkers – great value for money, we believe.
Regular supporters may wish to go direct to the Eventbrite booking system – click here
Fal River Walk 2016
Only one change this year – but three special offers
Continuing from last year, participants are not being asked to raise sponsorship from friends and families as a condition of entry. Instead, over half of the entry fees will be shared by the charities. However, HMRC regulations do not allow this arrangement to attract Gift Aid.
To help us increase the proceeds for charity, we hope you will wish to make further donations which are able to benefit from Gift Aid either at the time of booking or through sponsorship or other means.
This link will enable you to download a form to record any donations you may collect, as well as donors’ Gift Aid consent. This link will produce a Gift Aid declaration form for a donation made at the time of booking
First special offer – any individual walker raising £50 or more by sponsorship will be refunded the entry fee.
Second special offer – a prize will be awarded to the walker raising the most sponsorship.
Third special offer - walkers registering before midnight on 31 July will each receive an “early bird goody bag” at the start. (1 August – this offer has now clsoed. Thank you to all the early birds!)
- The one change this year concerns the Long Walk of 15 miles. Again starting and finishing at Trelissick, by popular request and because the tides are suitable, Long Walkers will set off west to Feock and Restronguet Point, and thence to Mylor and Flushing – in other words, the reverse of 2015. A ferry journey from Flushing to St Mawes will bring you to the start of the final leg through St Just in Roseland to Turnaware Point, where a short crossing will bring you back to the Trelissick pontoon.
- For 2016, we are again offering a Short Walk (around 6 miles) from St Mawes back to Trelissick. This should be especially attractive for families. Participants will enjoy an extended ferry ride along the Fal from Trelissick to St Mawes, from where they start their walk along the eastern side of the Fal. We hope this will prove popular again.
- For both routes, a short stretch west along the south Woodland Walk will bring walkers back to the parkland, then uphill to the finish in the Stable Yard and tea.
- Once more, we are being generously supported by Cornwall Ferries, who are specifically arranging the crossings for this event.
These journeys are not available on any other occasion, making this event a unique experience in the year.
- Since approximately half of the entry fees are donated to our charities, we believe that the overall charge offers exceptional value compared with other Fal River journeys, and indeed other days out at major attractions, local and national.
- Attractively-priced Family Tickets are available on both the Long Walk and the Short Walk, for two adults and up to three children under 16.
- Radio communications along the routes will be expertly supplied once more by Cornwall RAYNET
- Before the start, walkers will be able to buy breakfast from the National Trust caterers. At the finish, our usual generous cream tea will be served under canvas in the Stable Yard.
Registration, booking and further information
The fees are the same as last year – for the Long Walk £30 (individual) and £80 (families of two adults and up to three children). For the Short Walk the fees are £25 and £60 respectively.
Please click here to link to the Eventbrite booking and payment system, which is the only means of signing up for the event.
Other detailed information (e.g. about timings, Gift Aid, walking advice etc.) will be emailed to participants in due course.
Answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions may be found here.
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