Doing the Cake Walk

Our latest TrekFest Trekker is no stranger to long walks having ‘strolled’ around Kirklees a couple of years ago. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for…

Photo of TrekFest Trekker Mark Silver

Team Name: Cake Walk

Who: Mark Silver Group Communications, Rowan House

Charity: National Literacy Trust (NLT)


 27 or 54 miles?  27!

Why TrekFest? I love walking and just being outdoors!

First time or seasoned trekker? ‘Semi-seasoned’ walker, but first time for TrekFest.

Tell us more about your charity?

The National Literacy Trust supports children in developing their literacy skills. I have supported NLT before and feel passionate about their role in supporting children.

How much training have you done?

I have done lots of walking in and around Swindon, and plan to walk the Bath Skyline.

Most looking forward to? The sense of freedom, fresh air – but not the blisters!

Camping or B&B? Youth Hostel for me!

What would be your ultimate ‘Trekkers Breakfast?’ Cooked breakfast!

On his JustGiving site Mark adds:

Two years ago I walked 72 miles of Yorkshire countryside to raise money for the National Literacy Trust, but also to complete a walk  I had started many times and never before completed. This year I am relishing a new challenge.. walking 27 miles of the Brecon Beacons.

27 miles may seem easier than 72, but this will be no cakewalk! The walk will take place over 12 hours across some pretty diverse terrain, and swapping Yorkshire for South Wales only adds to the thrill of adventure.

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One Response to Doing the Cake Walk

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive says:

    After Kirklees this should be a mere stroll! Good luck.

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