Wader Quest and the Big Green Hike

On the weekend of the 6th or 7th of April we will be striding out to raise money for Wader Quest by joining the Big Green Hike 2024.


Rick and Elis Simpson plan to do a hike from their home into the surrounding North Yorkshire coastal countryside. Rick commented –

Along the way we will visit a nature reserve, follow an ancient path, encounter an industrial past, be awestruck by a geological landmark, pass an archaeological site and all the time looking out for birds, especially spring migrants, along the clifftop hedgerows as we go. The route is approximately 7 miles in length and should take about 3½ hours, however, as we will inevitably stop to look at birds, take photographs and admire the wonderful views hereabouts, I expect it’ll take twice as long; note to self, pack sandwiches, tea and biscuits, water and of course a medicinal hip flask. All that remains for us to do now is hope for a decent weekend regarding the weather, a tall order up here on the Yorkshire coast.

Meanwhile in Kent, Elizabeth Anderson, Trustee and Chair of the Executive Committee will be doing the same, or similar, in her home county of Kent along the Thames Estuary.

As a Trustee of Wader Quest, I’m excited to be participating in the Big Green Hike to raise funds to support wading birds all over the world. Wader Quest is a unique charity supporting bird species that we know and love, but which are often overlooked.

                Waders include beautiful and well-known species like Oystercatchers, Lapwings and Curlews (this year’s ‘bird of the year’ for Wader Quest). Many of these birds are endangered or threatened and need our help.

                On 7th April I’ll be walking to raise funds, so I’d love your support. I’ll be hiking nearby and looking to cover 8 miles.’


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Here is Rick and Elis’ JustGiving page if you wish to support them.

Here is Elizabeth’s JustGiving page if you wish to support her.

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