Plans are set for this year’s Tamar Trails challenge, designed to enable as many people as possible to take part.

Sam Barnes from the Tamar Valley AONB team said: ’We know that walking 18 miles is a challenge for some, so this year we are offering an additional option of doing the Discovery Trail Challenge as a relay team.

’The route from Calstock to Lifton is easily broken up into sections with the usual checkpoints in between. Why not get together a team and take on a section each to raise money for this year’s charity, CHICKS?’

The sections are:

Calstock Quay to Gunnislake Newbridge – 4 miles;

Gunnislake Newbridge to The Royal at Horsebridge – 5 miles;

The Royal at Horsebridge to Milton Abbot church – 4 miles;

Milton Abbot church to Kelly House – 2.5 miles;

Kelly House to Lifton (location TBC) – 3 miles;

or Milton Abbot church to Lifton – 5.5 miles;

The entry fee will remain at £20 per team (maximum of 5 per team). There is no minimum sponsorship that you have to reach.

The Discovery Trail Challenge will take place on Saturday, July 2.

CHICKS is a national children’s charity providing free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK. The charity has retreats in Devon, Cornwall and Derbyshire.

To book your place, or for further details, please contact the Tamar Valley AONB team, 01822 835030 or email [email protected]