Roger's 1,000 mile walk for Curlews
The Eurasian Curlew, with its quiet beauty and haunting call, is hurtling towards extinction as a breeding bird in most parts of Britain. Curlew Action is a small charity established in late 2019 to help to reverse that tide as fast as possible. Working alongside other conservation charities so that no work is duplicated, Curlew Action’s key task is to inform, educate and inspire our community about the bird, so that our behaviour changes so as to save it. We are a tiny charity with two part time staff and low costs.
In our first two years, we have had some notable successes, not least the Defra sponsored establishment of a National Curlew Recovery Partnership, chaired by our own Mary Colwell. We also have around 100 ambassadors in communities around Britain, a Schools’ programme and a comprehensive shop and online art gallery. We are also proud to have music legend, David Gray, as our active and passionate patron.
In the Spring of 2022, and at the age of 62, our Chair of Trustees, Roger Morgan-Grenville, will be setting off from Southampton for a 50 day, 1,000 mile walk to Cape Wrath. Largely alone, and largely off road, he will be trying to raise the £75,000 we need to fund the charity’s running costs in 2022, and complete the projects that we are already signed up to. That will mean that every penny that we raise elsewhere in the year can go to funding new projects, and supporting field workers.
Scroll down the page to see Roger's route, and once he begins we'll give regular updates here.
Thank you so much.
Roger Morgan-Grenville, Curlew Action Chair of Trustees
Roger’s 1,000 Mile Walk for Curlews
A word from our wonderful Patron, David Gray:
Through the rain, hail, sleet and snow…..Roger Grenville has taken on the Herculean challenge of walking the entire length of Great Britain and all for the sake of our majestic Curlews. It’s Frodo Baggins level stuff. What else is there to say as we doff our caps, except - Please Give Generously!