York Samaritans Ramble 2022
Ten Samaritans from the York Branch, together with volunteers from the surrounding area, will be walking a 19-mile round trip from York to Beningbrough Hall on 6th October 2022 to raise awareness of the benefits to our mental health of physical activity. Our walkers will start from the York Station short stay car park at 9 am and walk along National Route 65 on a flat traffic-free riverside path along the Ouse and then along quiet country lanes before finishing the walk back to York Station.
York Branch will also have a stand-in place in York on the day of the walk and will be there to explain the role of Samaritans, hand out leaflets, and give handy tips about how anyone can help by listening.
Please note that this walk is for all abilities and you can join us at certain points on the route...
Start: 9 am - York Station (Short Stay Car Park - end of platform 4) - Full 19 miles to walk
10.30 am - Rawcliffe Landing (Turning after Riverside Farm on Shipton Road A19) - 15 miles to walk
11.30 pm - The Sidings Hotel (Station Lane, Shipton, York, YO30 1BT) - 12 miles to walk
Arrive: 12.30 pm - Beningbrough Hall - (Home Farm cafe car park before Beningbrough Hall) 9 miles to walk
Start: 1 pm - Beningbrough Hall - (Home Farm cafe car park before Beningbrough Hall) 9 miles to walk
2 pm - The Sidings Hotel (Station Lane, Shipton, York, YO30 1BT) - 6 miles to walk
3.30 pm Rawcliffe Landing (Turning after Riverside Farm on Shipton Road A19) - 4 miles to walk
Finish: 4.30 pm - York Station (Short Stay Car Park - end of platform 4)
(Comfort breaks will be at York Station and Home Farm cafe)
All times are approximate and a Whatsapp group will be set up by the organiser before the event so a telephone number will be needed to keep in touch.
It would be lovely to see as many people we can walk and talk with along the way.
This is a FREE event but donations in support of our walkers and to keep the services going that enable us to reach those who are struggling to cope can be made at our Enthuse fundraising page, or by texting 4RCallers and the amount to 70580.
Samaritans are contactable 24/7 on our freephone line 116123 or by email at [email protected] and we are there for anyone who might be struggling to cope with life’s difficulties.
The York branch was founded in 1967 and is one of 202 branches nationwide. All of this is made possible by over 120 volunteers who take calls and answer emails, day and night. Volunteers also help with fundraising, running the Branch, managing our finances etc. This dedication is supported by generous public donations which make up nearly all our income. It currently costs approximately £100 each day to keep us open. Your support in helping us do this is greatly appreciated.
Beverley, Samaritans volunteer