A fundraising walk with a mammoth twist is happening along the north Norfolk coast this summer, to help raise essential funds for East Anglian charity Break.
The Mammoth Hike and Beach Clean, which takes place on Sunday 3 July 2022, is a 13-mile route starting at 8am outside Barclays Bank on Holt High Street and finishing at approximately 12.30pm at Cromer Pier.
The route takes in countryside and heathland around Weybourne before picking up the Norfolk Coastal Path and presenting walkers with a clifftop meander taking in Sheringham, West Runton and the infamous Beeston Bump (expect incredible views).
As walkers approach Cromer they will drop down to sea level to complete a 1.5mile litter pick and beach clean along the final stretch, before being rewarded with a stroll along Cromer Pier to finish.
The hike will also include the opportunity to visit three Steppe Mammoth sculptures forming part of the GoGoDiscover trail, which sees a prehistoric posse of 79 sculptures hit the streets of Norwich and Norfolk between Monday 27 June to Saturday 10 September 2022.
The walk’s stretch along West Runton is especially pertinent since the oldest and largest fossilised mammoth skeleton ever found in the UK was discovered at West Runton, along north Norfolk’s Deep History Coast.
Sarah Bunn, fundraising manager for Break, comments: “We are always looking for creative and immersive ways for people to engage with our trails. With north Norfolk being home to the Deep History Coast and Steppe Mammoth sculptures featuring on the trail for the first time this year, we felt that a coastal fundraising walk could be a really community-spirited, fun event for people to take part in.
“Not only will the walk present an opportunity to spot three of our trail mammoths, but it will end with a beach clean to help protect our valuable coastline. All while walkers can raise essential funds for Break, which supports young adults leaving care.”
All support of the Mammoth Hike and Beach Clean and GoGoDiscover trail helps Break to stamp out the mammoth expectations faced by young adults leaving the care system. Break supports young people to find a home, keep themselves mentally and physically well, and provide encouragement and confidence when it comes to following a career path. Most of these young adults don’t have a family around them to support – Break promises to be that family.
The cost to join the Mammoth Hike and Beach Clean is £20 per adult and Break ask that you aim to raise £100 alongside your entry fee, with practical fundraising help from the charity to do so. Under 18s will benefit from a reduced entry fee at £10 for 10-17 year olds and free for under 10’s. Places include a medal and some refreshments. Adults will also receive a free T-shirt.
The Mammoth Hike and Beach Clean takes place on Sunday 3 July 2022.
Places must be booked in advance. To sign up or for more information visit https://donate.givetap.co.uk/f/break/mammothhikeandbeachclean
For more information about Break visit break-charity.org