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  "Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow."  -Henry David Thoreau

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The scenery, flowers and birds, coupled with your wealth of knowledge, really made for a super few days. It was so nice spending time taking it all in, without the need to rush to the next destination. The dynamics of the friendly group merely added to the enjoyment. The week went all too quickly so, who knows, I may return for more! Do thank Ceri for the lovely sandwiches and the chickens for the eggs!

- Maureen N, UK.

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walkitcornwall and Cornwall Air Ambulance sponsorship

walkitcornwall and Cornwall Air Ambulance donation

What have doctors, dentists, car breakdown services and Cornwall Air Ambulance Service got in common? You see them once, give them money and hopefully never see them again.

Here in Cornwall we have 260 miles (400 kms) of official coast path and all told around 400 miles of coastal access if you add every bay, inlet and creek. Then add about 3000 kms of Rights of Way such as paths, bridleways, permissive paths and cycle ways.

This is walkitcornwall territory and as we boast that we take you to areas that many people do not know about and even locals hardly frequent then we are traversing ourselves the more inaccessible routes. Wonderful scenery that cannot be beaten anywhere in the world, but you need to travel a bit further than the Falmouth seafront.

We often see the red helicopter of the Cornwall Air Ambulance fly overhead when we are out walking or indeed at all times and often read the day after about its many missions and rescues of people all around Cornwall. All funded by you and me. All amazingly dedicated staff too. “There but for the grace of God go I” as quoted supposedly by English preacher John Bradford and many a time I have said this when seeing the RNLI or the Cornwall Air Ambulance out.

So at the Royal Cornwall Show we at walkitcornwall put our money where our feet are and have decided to give an annual contribution to this wonderful service. Check the Cornwall Air Ambulance website out. As I handed over the cheque, with our three children in the helicopter, I emitted the oft-said phrase that I use with the doctors, dentist and car breakdown service. “Thank you for being there, I hope I never see you again”. Well at least not for personal use.