A Great British walk to work

Published : Mon 1st Oct Author : National Trust Jobs

A member of our Hatfield Forest team plans to walk to work on Monday 1st October - from Chigwell, 23 miles away!

The challenge is part of the Great British Walk, our annual walking festival. Simon Cranmer, who is Operations Manager for our 1,000 acre former royal medieval hunting forest near Bishop's Stortford is one of sixteen 'Walking Champions' who are carrying pedometers for the two months of the Great British Walk and competing against each other in a walk-off to see who can walk the furthest.

When questioned as to why he had come up with the idea he said:

"Chigwell on the edge of London is so different to Hatfield Forest up in the north Essex countryside and I thought it would be interesting to walk in to work to see the change along the way. You don't really get a sense of the distance when you drive it every day but I'll need to leave at 1am to be sure of making it for morning coffee at 8.30am so that should bring it home!"

Simon will be doing the walk with his 6 year old border collie Jack, and has made it clear he won't be walking home again after work.

Find out more about Great British Walks on the National Trust website