Dan is walking for wildlife
Monday 10th April 2017
Walking past bee orchid (c) Tom Marshall
A Brierley Hill resident is hiking 100 kilometres to help wildlife.
Dan Hall, 38, is combining his love for wildlife and conservation with his passion for hiking in wild places in order to raise at least £400 for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. He had registered to take part in the Cotswold Challenge – a 100km hike from Bath to Cheltenham.
Dan explained “This is a cause that’s really close to my heart. I’ve lived in the area all my life, spent time surveying and monitoring my local adder population and was involved with an adder breeding programme at the West Midlands Safari Park.
“I get outdoors as much as I can to explore wild places and see what wildlife I can spot while I’m out and about. Raising money by hiking through some beautiful countryside seems to be the perfect way to help me and wildlife – although 100km is a rather daunting prospect!”
The hike follows the Cotswold Way through areas of outstanding natural beauty with rolling hills and fantastic views. Although used to hiking, Dan hasn’t attempted a walk of this distance before.
Dan has previously worked for West Midlands Safari Park but, following a recent move to Brierley Hill, he is now a logistics manager.
Dan continued “Despite the fact that I’ve not walked this far in one go before, I’m really looking forward to the walk. My current job doesn’t allow me to get out and about as much as I’m used to so this is a great excuse.”
Mike Perry, Head of Resources for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, commented “We’d like to thank Dan for choosing the Trust as his charity for this walk.
“The money he raises will be well spent protecting wildlife in Worcestershire – we have more than 75 nature reserves and work with landowners and communities to help improve habitats and to build corridors for wildlife to move through our landscape.
“We wish him every luck with the walk in July and hope he enjoys every step of the way.”
Dan will be taking the challenge on 1st and 2nd July. It is expected that the walk will take anything from 20 to 33 hours.
To donate, visit Dan’s Justgiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Daniel-Hall22
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