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A Glorious Day For The Devon Hope Walk, Saturday 13th July 2013
A second Devon Hope Walk took place on Saturday 13th July 2013 to support children with myotubular myopathy. A huge thanks to our lovely walkers who made the day feel extra special.
We would like to thank everyone for braving the intensely hot but glorious weather and providing such great company and conversation along the walk! Thanks too for all the generous sponsorship and donations we have received for the charity.
The beautiful route around Hope Cove
Being one of the hottest Saturdays, so far, with temperatures soaring above 30 degrees celsius and with only a slight coastal breeze to cool us, we knew it wouldn't be an easy 6.5 mile walk. But everyone took their time, with some stops along the way to admire the view, and to rest at the pubs and cafe's which were scattered along the pretty route.
We were represented on the day by three families who are affected by myotubular myopathy, and their supporters. This year we walked in memory of Daniel and Will, as well as for our son Zak who joined us for the start.
The route started at about 11am from Hope Barton Barns in Inner Hope, Hope Cove and took us nearly four hours to complete. This was a particularly stunning circular walk, which wove around the coastline from Bolt Tail to Bolt Head, and across National Trust owned countryside. The pretty coves and spectacular views were simply breathtaking.
At the end of the walk we all met up at the Hope and Anchor Pub in Hope Cove for a refreshing pint and some lunch and more chat. It was so great to catch up with everyone and meet some new walkers too.
We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did, and really look forward to seeing you again next year!
Wendy, Simon, Sophie and Zak
PS. A big thanks to Michelle for allowing us to start and park all day at Hope Barton Barns:
Hope Barton Barns