You would possibly recognise newsreader Religion Web page’s title from BBC Radio Shropshire’s each day information updates, however subsequent month she shall be trekking throughout the entire size of Shropshire over 5 days for charity.
Religion, who lives in Bomere Heath, is taking up a problem along with her horse of eight years, Marley, as a part of Shrewsbury Meals Hub’s five-year anniversary.
From Could 1 to five, Religion shall be adventuring throughout the county and taking within the sights, that means a complete of greater than 30 hours on horseback, and is hoping to boost £1,000.
“A good friend of mine talked about she was fundraising for the meals hub and I wished to do one thing too,” Religion stated.
“The meals hub is such an important charity, saving meals from going to waste and feeding individuals who want it.
“Horse using is my most important passion actually, I began having classes once I was seven years outdated and have been doing it on and off my complete life. I’ve had Marley for eight years now, he’s 17 years outdated and and Irish sports activities horse.”
Religion’s journey will take her from the Welsh border, beginning at Llanfair Waterdine, close to Knighton, going by means of a few bridle methods and thru Clun, Lydbury North, Church Stretton, then crossing over to Pontesbury, as much as Ruyton XI City and eventually to Bettesfield at Clapping Gate Bridge.
She stated: “So long as I do not get misplaced, will probably be round 80 miles. I am unable to keep at motels or something because of Covid, so the primary night time I shall be staying within the stables, then tenting in my tent, residing on pot noodles.”
In addition to elevating cash for charity, Religion desires to boost consciousness of the significance of bridle methods and footpaths.
“I wish to increase consciousness of the bridle methods and footpaths right here in Shropshire and the way vital they’re for individuals by way of psychological well being and exercising, particularly in latest instances,” she stated.
“To riders, bridle methods and these paths are so vital because the roads get busier. Shropshire is such a gorgeous place. It may be superb.
“There are three issues I am anxious about: the climate, Marley’s toes and having to experience in a saddle for 30 hours. Usually I’d be doing two or three-hour rides, however this shall be at the least six hours a day.
“If you uncover Shropshire on horseback, it is simply so completely different, it is superb. In a automobile, you possibly can’t see over the hedgerows, however there may be truthfully no prettier place, it is beautiful.”