[Web Manager's Note. This is a series of upcoming walks being promoted by the "Ramblers in Kent" group. Our "South Bank" Committee has agreed to publicise this on our website as it may be of interest to some of our members.
Dave Hetherington, Web Manager]
The aim of Refugee Tales, is to raise awareness of the Indefinite Detention of people seeking asylum in this country, and to try to put a limit on the length of time someone can be detained. We do this by walking each day, on a particular route. This year, we are walking the Thames Path. In the last two years we walked the North Downs Way from Dover to Crawley and along the Swale and Thames from Canterbury to Westminster.
The project is based on the model of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, so each evening, there is a performance at the place where we finish walking for the day, where a tale or two is told, and we have music. The performances are all free.
As we will be walking through your area this year, I thought some of your members may be interested in joining us for one or more day walks. I have contacted the various local groups. but hopefully, you can also publicise it to your members.
The route we are taking this year is along the Thames path, from Runnymede to Westminster, as follows:
Day 1 (Sat 1 July): Runnymede to Walton-on- Thames
Day 2 (Sun 2 July): Walton-on-Thames to Kingston-on-Thames
Day 3 (Mon 3 July: Kingston-on-Thames to Brentford
Day 4 (Tues 4 July): Brentford to Hammersmith
Day 5 (Wed 5 July): Hammersmith to Westminster
We have a website: http://www.refugeetales.org which goes into more detail about the event. We ask that day walkers register in advance, so that we know who is coming on the day. The cost for the day is £7. If people are interested in doing the whole walk, they should check the website for details.
Chris Perks (Ramblers in Kent)