The Walk was the brainchild of the late Bernard Wakely who was Principal of the Montgomery College of Further Education in Newtown (now NPTC Newtown Campus).
As the walk increased in popularity and numbers grew, administration of the walk passed to others.
2001 - The Foot and Mouth crisis of 2001 shut down the countryside and the walk was abandoned.
2005 -The Rotary Clubs took up the idea in 2005 and the first of the new series of walks was held in 2006.
2020 - As the world paused and took a breath through the Covid pandemic, so did we, returning in 2021 with a virtual walk enabling folk to enjoy the event in a place of their choosing.
2022 - A big route change, starting in the town of Machynlleth and receiving a warm welcome as it finished in the centre of Montgomery.
Over the years the route has changed, with tweaks prompted by landslides and most recently a move to the Montgomery finish. One day we may even walk the other way.
A small core team pull together the event each year, with many more helping hands coming together on the day. The event is arranged on behalf of the three Rotary Clubs - Newtown, Machynlleth and Llanidloes, who come together to raise funds for a nominated charity.
Huge thanks to everyone who makes this such a wonderful experience.