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Scarpa Attack, bought circa 1993

My Scarpa walking boots

I’m all signed up and kitted out with a Just Giving sponsorship page to walk 20 km over the South Downs for Parkinson’s UK.

20 km is just under 12.5 miles; I’ve certainly walked that far before (albeit pre-Parkinson’s), so I’m reasonably confident that I can do it. The South Downs are an area of open chalk hills in Southern England, extending from Hampshire to Sussex. The walk is an organised event and Parkinson’s UK is one of the official charity partners.

I’ve never done an organised event like this before. I’m quite looking forward to it; the walk should be beautiful and, hopefully, just difficult enough. I did contemplate walking further (there are options to walk 10 km, 20 km, 40 km and 60 km), but am reserving the 40 km (nearly 25 miles) for next year, if this year goes well…

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