KEEN support mountain clean up
Sadly, areas of natural beauty sometimes end up covered in rubbish. You’ve all seen the waste left by mankind – and it’s not pretty. Thanks to volunteers, many such places are given a spruce up and in, June Respect the Mountains – in conjunction with KEEN – will be focusing on the Peak District and the Lake District.
UK Envirotrek: When and where
Castleton, Peak District, June 16
Castleton Village Hall
How Lane, Hope Valley, Castleton
Keswick, Lake District June 23
Lakeside Tea Gardens,
Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria
UK Envirotrek: What
The programme kicks off at 9.30am with volunteers walking a track and clearing and collecting rubbish and waste. Group leaders are allocated and all participants will be provided with cleaning and safety equipment and fully briefed with a safety talk. The clean-up finishes at around 12.30pm, with volunteers being rewarded for their mornings’ efforts with a hearty lunch on the hillside.
Participants get to spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying a range of fun outdoor pursuits organised by the Envirotrek leaders. There’s also a chance to win some great prizes including KEEN footwear and gifts for the most unique and quirky litter found on the hill. The day’s event closes at approximately 4pm.
Note: An entrance fee of £9 is payable locally on the day. Children with a responsible adult welcome, ages up to 12, are priced at £4.50. If you recently purchased a pair of KEENs (since August 2012) registration is free. Please take your receipt of purchase with you to the Envirotrek. Respect the Mountains cann’t accept a free entrance without purchase receipt.
Robust, comfortable footwear recommended (KEENs are, of course, ideal!). Participants are advised to bring water, sunscreen and a water/windproof jacket.