Walk 35 – Get Energised By The South Downs (RUN)
DATE: Sunday 9 July 2023
START LOCATION: Petersfield Market Square
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DISTANCE: 5.7 miles
DURATION: 1 hour 45 (including time watching the sunrise)
Start your day/week with an energy boost, by RUNNING up to the Poet’s Stone on Shoulder of Mutton in time to watch the sun rise over the South Downs. This is a two-pronged ‘attack’ on the hill, with walkers starting at the same time from Steep Village Hall. If our planning is correct, we should all reach the Poet’s Stone at around the same time. Hopefully we’ll all spur one another on to reach the top. Your leaders are founding members of Energise South Downs, the area’s recently established renewable energy co-operative, proving that they practice what they preach when it comes to generating energy in the community
As we savour the dawning day on the horizon, local yoga instructor Chandni will lead us in welcoming the light with simple yoga postures to connect the body, breath and mind. Everyone is welcome to join in – no prior experience of yoga is necessary.
Energise South Downs’ is a Community Benefit Society whose vision is to cut carbon emissions within the South Downs, and surrounding areas, by replacing carbon intensive energy with community owned and generated renewable energy.
Generating renewable energy in the community puts people at the heart of the energy system. It brings them together to take democratic climate action by understanding, generating, owning and saving energy. Building a zero-carbon energy system from grassroots ensures inclusion, transparency and trust – all vital ingredients of success.
If you live in and around the South Downs and would like to know more, contact Energise South Downs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org