Special series of fundraising walks along an old Cold War runway near Lutterworth will take place this summer

You will be able to do walks ranging from laps of 3.5 miles (5.6km), a shorter 1.7 mile (2.75km) route and a special walk of up to 400 metres on the main runway for those who cannot manage longer distances

By Red Williams
Friday, 11th March 2022, 5:24 pm
Updated Friday, 11th March 2022, 5:26 pm
Harborough Twenty 12 Lions Club will hold their Midsummer Dream Walk at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground near Lutterworth on Saturday June 18.
Harborough Twenty 12 Lions Club will hold their Midsummer Dream Walk at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground near Lutterworth on Saturday June 18.

A leading Harborough charity is staging a special series of fundraising walks along an old Cold War runway this summer.

Harborough Twenty 12 Lions Club will hold their Midsummer Dream Walk at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground near Lutterworth on Saturday June 18.

They are mounting the event with the kind permission of Manheim Vehicle Services.

“It’s a chance for people to fundraise for the charity of their choice and visit a fascinating site, which is not normally open to the public. “The walk will take place along the former Cold War aircraft runway – and there will be views of various planes,” said Harborough Twenty 12 Lions Club.

You will be able to do walks ranging from laps of 3.5 miles (5.6km), a shorter 1.7 mile (2.75km) route and a special walk of up to 400 metres on the main runway for those who cannot manage longer distances.

Participants will be charged an entry fee to cover parking and organisational costs - any profits from that will go to Lions’ charities. All money raised by individual sponsorship will go to the charity chosen by the participant.

All you need to do is to pay and download a sponsorship form using the links below.

There are three starting times for to choose from:

10am-12noon - for those wishing to do a long walk of several laps.

2pm- 4pm - for those wanting to do no more than 2 long laps.

8pm-9pm - Midsummer Evening Dream: A wonderful evening wander as dusk descends.

To book in go to: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/harborough-twenty-12-lions-clubBookings close on Saturday May 21 so make sure you book early to grab your place on what promises to be a memorable day.