Sunday, 23 June 2013

Save Our Reservoirs Walk - Saturday 6th July 2013

The next RAG fundraising event, the third Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk, takes place on Saturday 6th July: now only a short time away!

It has been fantastic news that Western Power has lost its planning appeal, and this means the campaign enters a new phase - to restore the reservoirs as a public amenity.  In this phase there is a lot of work to be done and fundraising continues to enable us to pursue a campaign to get the reservoir refilled, full public access restored, and the creation of an amenity for future generations to again enjoy sailing, fishing and walking.

The third Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk  has five walk options: 3, 6, 12, 17 or 21 miles, and full details are on the event website  Also this year we have revised the three mile ‘Zinc’ Route and renamed it the ‘Teashop’ Route as it now passes four cafes through Bute Park.  So if the weather of last year is repeated there will be plenty of opportunity to take shelter!

If you are able to take part, you can enter on-line via the event website or there’s an entry form on the website, which you can print off and post.  When you return after the walk there will be plenty of tea, coffee, squash, cakes and biscuits (as well as a certificate for all finishers!) Alternatively, if you are able to volunteer to help out that would also be useful.  Volunteers are needed to help by serving refreshments to returning walkers, marshalling checkpoints, and checking in walkers at the beginning and end of their walks.

Your participation as either a walker or volunteer will help enable RAG to continue the work and build on the successes of the past 12 years.  For further information, or if you have any queries, please see the website or email me at:

Best wishes

Chris Lewis

Coordinator for the Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk