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Jack and Judith went up the hill

RETIRED schoolteacher Judith Towill of Kirkbampton, Cumbria, raised more than £1,300 for her local tennis club after successfully traversing The Miller’s way (more about The Miller’s Way - A Journey of Destiny for walkers) last Autumn.

Accompanied by her labrador, Jack, she completed a sponsored walk of the route - opened last year to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of Carr's - on October 29.

Judith and Jack on The Millers WayDescribing her journey of 51 miles from Kendal to Carlisle as a "pleasurable undertaking rather than an arduous one", Judith braved a couple of days of wet weather to enjoy some of Cumbria’s most magnificent scenery.

"I wouldn’t have missed the experience for anything," she said.

"I saw snipe, pheasants, herons and lots of chickens scratching around farmyards. There were even some turkeys that I came on - blissfully ignorant that Christmas was approaching.

"There were some beautiful houses to be admired and above all the Lakeland fells. I came on a shooting party and a few people at Shap Abbey but never met anyone on the walk at all."

After grey days on the sections between Calthwaite and Wreay, Judith’s triumphal entry into Carlisle took place in brilliant sunshine.

"I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys walking in rural surroundings," said Judith, a former county tennis player.

Carrs Breadmaker has made a donation to her tennis club - Eden Lawn in Carlisle - after learning about Mrs Towill’s fund-raising trek.

Caroline Dale, marketing manager for Carrs Breadmaker, said:

"There has been phenomenal interest in The Miller’s Way since we officially launched it last summer. But congratulations go to Mrs Towill, the first person who has actually walked it to raise money for a good cause."

The Miller's Way - a journey of destiny - COVEROwn a copy of The Miller's Way Route Guide ...

Carrs Breadmaker has produced a special route guide called The Miller’s Way - A Journey of Destiny for walkers.

JUST £2.99 (inc. post + packing)

Send a cheque made payable to "Carr's Flour" to:
The Miller's Way, Carr's Flour, Old Croft, Stanwix, Carlisle CA3 9BA.

Retail price £3.99 available from Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle tourist information centres, good bookshops and the Quaker Tapestry Exhibition in Kendal.

 
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