Peter Rabbit launches Lake District Walking Festival

Peter Rabbit officially kicked off the countdown to the 8th September event which will see around 1,000 people get into the great outdoors while raising funds for their favourite causes.

This year’s Lake District Walking Festival – which features 5, 14 and 25 mile courses suitable for all ages and abilities – will raise thousands of pounds for deserving causes.

The routes take walkers past the area’s most picturesque spots, including Jenkin Crag, Loughrigg Fell and Latterbarrow.

Here at the World of Beatrix Potter, we’re delighted to be delighted to be supporting the Lake District Walking Festival which will not only be a great day out for all ages, but will also help local charities doing valuable work in our area.

Proceeds from the Lake District Walking Festival will go to support the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, which in turn, shares funds, primarily, between children’s and cancer charities. Walkers can raise funds for any cause of their choice but are particularly encouraged to support the festival’s partner charities which this year are: Macmillan, Fix the Fells, RSPCA, RSPB, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Parkinson’s UK, Great North Air Ambulance, Shine and Jane’s Appeal.

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