Pub supplies keep Lyke Wake Walkers going

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: Walker Alex Waddington picks up the bag left outside the Lion at Blakey Ridge

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: Walker Alex Waddington picks up the bag left outside the Lion at Blakey Ridge

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Charity walkers have praised the manager of a remote pub on the North York Moors after staff went out of their way to provide early morning sustenance to keep them going during an attempt on the gruelling Lyke Wake Walk.

Alex Waddington, 37, and Pete Morris, 30, from Manchester, were planning an unsupported attempt on the 42 mile walk from Osmotherley to Ravenscar, but did not want to be burdened with heavyweight supplies.

There were only two feasible refreshment stops and both would be closed when they passed.

But after Mr Waddington contacted The Lion pub at Blakey Ridge, manager Paul Crossland, agreed to put up emergency supplies including sandwiches and pork scratchings which they paid for in advance.

The pair travelled from Manchester and started their trek at half past midnight, reaching Blakey Ridge, 19 miles into the walk, at about 6.30am.

“By the time we saw The Lion on the horizon, we were feeling tired and cold, and morale was pretty low,” said Mr Waddington.

“Despite concerns that the sheep might get our goodies, the swag bag was sitting on a wall. It was a massive boost to stock up with more water and food. Without the pub’s assistance we really might have been struggling to finish.”

The walkers are hoping to raise £3,000 for cancer charities in memory of Mr Waddington’s father who died earlier this year.

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12:38pm Wed 27 Aug 14

wadsterboy says...

Thanks again to Paul at The Lion for arranging our charity swag bag. Next stop after the Lyke Wake is our 56 mile challenge walk on 6/7 September, to raise £3000 for cancer charities - www.virignmoneygivin
g.com/alexwaddington
. Alex Waddington.
Thanks again to Paul at The Lion for arranging our charity swag bag. Next stop after the Lyke Wake is our 56 mile challenge walk on 6/7 September, to raise £3000 for cancer charities - www.virignmoneygivin g.com/alexwaddington . Alex Waddington. wadsterboy
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12:39pm Wed 27 Aug 14

wadsterboy says...

Thanks again to Paul at The Lion for arranging our vital swag bag of sustenance. Next stop after the Lyke Wake is our 56 mile challenge walk on 6/7 September, to raise £3000 for cancer charities - http://www.virignmon
eygiving.com/alexwad
dington. Alex Waddington.
Thanks again to Paul at The Lion for arranging our vital swag bag of sustenance. Next stop after the Lyke Wake is our 56 mile challenge walk on 6/7 September, to raise £3000 for cancer charities - http://www.virignmon eygiving.com/alexwad dington. Alex Waddington. wadsterboy
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12:59pm Wed 27 Aug 14

wadsterboy says...

Whooops, trying to type too quick! (http://www.virginmo
neygiving.com/alexwa
ddington)
Whooops, trying to type too quick! (http://www.virginmo neygiving.com/alexwa ddington) wadsterboy
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