OPEN TO ALL PARENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE WELLINGTON COMMUNITY.

Please join the Third Form, OWs and energetic members of staff for the walk/run from Stratfield Saye to Wellington College, on the 18th of June (the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo).

This 13-mile route passes through spectacular countryside, and is by permission of his grace the Duke of Wellington. We start at the Duke’s seat, Stratfield Saye, and will walk or run from there through his private estate, before joining an ancient footpath, the ‘Devil’s Highway’.

There will be prizes for the fastest parent/OW,  but the less ambitious can stop at one of the three pubs/ tearooms en route.

The aim of the day is to raise money for heritage projects at Wellington so there will be a charge for parents/ OWs of £20 per head, a price that will include travel to Stratfield Saye. If you would like to take part in this event please arrange payment of £20, quoting your name and reference number 02013W15, by Friday 8th June. Bank account details below:

Bank Account Payee: Wellington College

Bank: Allied Irish Bank
Bank Address: 26 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DS
Sort Code: 23-84-82
Bank Account No: 56000196
Swift : AIB KGB 2L
Iban: GB 16 AIBK 2384 8256 0001 96

 

Do come and join us (and your children if you are a parent/relative/friend of a child in the Third Form, for whom the event is strongly recommended as it will give them an understanding of Wellington’s history, and links to Waterloo/ the family of the First Duke). It is always a wonderful event.

The coaches will leave College at 13.30, but external runners will need to register beforehand, from 12.45-13.15.  The walk/ run will begin just after 14.00, with the first runners appearing at Great School at approximately 15.30, while walkers and tea shop enthusiasts will arrive between 17.30 and 19.00.   It will be possible to take taxis back early in the route if 13 miles is too much; the Tally Ho pub in Eversley is approx. 7.5 miles from the start, and there will be a minibus taking parents and pupils back from the Tally Ho until 17.30.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Adam Rattray eacr@wellingtoncollege.org.uk