A Map Of The Route (21 Miles In All) – Click to Enlarge
Colin Gray, Chairman of Fleet Pond Society (FPS), writes:
“As 2013 is my 75th year, I thought it was about time I escaped from my desktop computer for a while, stopped going on about Fleet Pond and went out to earn some funds for the nature reserve!
FPS Treasurer, Nick Keeley, has drawn out a route for a walk that will take me to as many wildlife and environmentally important sites as possible in one day (see picture above).
The walk will visit or pass very close to:
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI or Triple SI)
- Local Nature Reserves (LNR)
- Special Protection Areas (SPA)
- Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC)
The route totals approximately 21 miles. As Fleet Pond is the start and end point and is a SSSI, I felt it appropriate to use Triple SI as the name of the challenge!
I will be accompanied on each section of the route by a member of Fleet Pond Society Committee to ensure I do not get lost, fall down a rabbit hole or get mugged by the local wildlife!”
The walk will take place in September 2013 and the exact date will be specified nearer the time, to take into account likely weather conditions.
If you would like to sponsor Colin, please go here
The money raised will be used to fund elements of the Fleet Pond Restoration Programme which will include upgrading footpaths, installing more picnic benches and seats and use of dredged silt for onsite work like a new viewpoint.