Please support Andrew’s walk for Capel

Aug 19, 2020


If you would like to cheer Andrew off or welcome him back, you will be very welcome.

Andrew intends to start and finish his trek at the Dovecote pub, where the owners have kindly agreed he can set up camp.

The first lap will start at 7.30am and should be completed by 12.30pm when Andrew will have a brief stop to refuel.

His second lap will begin at approximately 12.45pm. And Andrew expects to complete his mammoth walk at around 5.45pm.

Members of the save Capel team will be there to send Andrew on his way and to congratulate him when he completes his challenge. Please feel free to come along to show your support.

Please note that unfortunately, the pub is still closed, so you will need to bring along your own refreshments


Local resident Andrew Stanley will be walking the perimeter of Capel Parish, twice, on August 31st to raise funds for Save Capel. The challenge will see Andrew walk around 31 miles in a single day, please support him if you can.

Andrew Stanley has been an active member of the Save Capel campaign since its inception. Most recently as a member of the brownfield team looking into alternatives to building on green belt land.

Andrew, who describes himself as ‘not in his first flush of youth’, was brought up in Capel, attended the local primary school, played in local football teams and is secretary of the Capel History Group. With several relatives living in the parish, he has strong feelings towards the area and is keen to help avoid its destruction.

While thinking about how he could do his bit to support our campaign, an idea came to Andrew. We are trying to protect a parish, so why not walk its boundary?

The Capel Parish boundary is around 16 miles in total, so to make it a challenge, Andrew decided to walk it twice, on the same day – August 31. 

When asked what he hoped to achieve by his walk, Andrew said: “I hope to increase awareness about what Save Capel is trying to achieve and to give people something to hang their hat on while donating to the cause. We need funds to support our campaign, and we need the people of Capel and beyond to be generous. If I can take on a challenge which encourages people to donate, I’ll be delighted.”

So if you would like to spur Andrew on, please donate and mention ‘Andrew’s walk’ so we can tell him what a contribution his challenge is making.

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