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The Great Region Ramble Badge

We have now covered over 33,000 miles on The Great Region Ramble - over 29 laps of the Region!

Amelia Baird and her Mum from 4th Bitterne Brownies have set out to walk a whole lap between them.  They have already walked over 700 miles so are on track to reach their target!  Claire Baird (Brown Owl) told us, 'We are both avid walkers and last year we were due to go to Spain to walk part of the Camino de Santiago, but we had to cancel due to the pandemic.  This Challenge has come at a perfect time for us and we were lucky enough to spend two weeks in Royal Deeside and add some more miles to our Challenge.  We hiked up Craigendarroch Hill which was very steep and walked along the River Dee which was beautiful.  We've also walked in the New Forest and more locally to us in Victoria Country Park'.  Brilliant, thank you Amelia and Claire!

Where have you been walking?  Let us know via our Facebook page - click here.  

The circumference of all our 16 Counties and Islands measures 1,134 miles and we want to see how many times we can cover this distance together on one great big ramble as a Region.  Complete a walk alone, with your family and friends, or as a unit, and record the miles/km using a smartphone app or pedometer.  The distance covered by each individual can be included, so make a note of the total and e-mail this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the online Google form. Alternatively, if you are planning a number of walks and would like to keep a personal record of the distance you cover, use our Word form or Excel spreadsheet and then e-mail this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The Challenge ends on 31st October 2021, but we will be able to accept your final mileage up to 7th November 2021.  

We will add your miles/km to our 'Ramble Calculator' and keep you updated via the Region Website and Facebook page with the current distance covered, and how the various Counties and Islands are performing.  We will also bring you news of any special achievements, so do keep in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter - #GreatRegionRamble.

We have produced a Challenge Sheet with new outdoor activities to be completed during your ramble, whether you are out in the countryside, at the beach, or in a city or town.  Complete five of these to qualify for our fabulous badge - there is something for every age and many of the activities will also count towards your UMA's and Skill Builders.  As always, the activities can be adapted to suit any special circumstances.

Click here to download the Challenge Sheet.

The badge to accompany the Challenge is available from our online shop for £1.00 plus postage and packing - click here to place your order. 



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