Elaine Spencer-White has once again shown that nothing will get in her way of helping the CRT achieve our Dorset Dream…!
Having set off from Chipping Campden on Friday 28th April, Elaine faced high winds and difficult terrain as she trekked along the 102 mile ‘Cotswold Way’, finally arriving in Bath on Thursday 4th May; shattered, but victorious!
The Cotswold Way is the first of Britain’s National Trails that runs along the Escarpment crossing some truly beautiful country and through historic ‘honey-stoned’ villages and market towns. However, the going is far from easy and the challenge for Elaine was amplified as she took on the demanding trail solo, walking an average of 15 miles a day, with an artificial knee.
However, despite facing variances of altitude of between 300 and 400 feet several times each day, along with an excruciatingly cold wind and generally poor weather, Elaine took the difficult route in her stride. On the final day, she left Tormarton early and arrived safely at Bath Abbey at around 3.30pm; and although chilled to the core, she still took the time to send us a jubilant selfie from her final destination!
We are hugely grateful for Elaine’s dedication and hard work in taking on this challenge in aid of the Gordon Beningfield Dorset Farm Appeal. Both the CRT and Elaine would really appreciate any retrospective sponsorship donations, which will go directly to our Dorset Farm appeal…it’s not too late to donate!