This November, why not join other farmers and development aid agency, Bóthar in the magical Cotswold Hills in the border regions of England and Wales?
With the farmers work of the year complete, take a well-deserved break on a walking odyssey through the rolling hills and magical villages of a region with an ancient farming tradition. Tire yourself out among breath-taking scenery and then relax with a cool local brew in the company of new friends, and all while supporting the work of Bóthar.
The Cotswolds hills are criss-crossed with dry stone walls. The picturesque Cotswold landscape is hall-marked with hidden river valleys and distinctive market towns and villages made of the famous Cotswold stone. Many Cotswold villages have enigmatic names such as The Slaughters, Stow-on-the-Wold and Guiting Power.
Centuries ago the Cotswolds was made wealthy by the wool trade, and the results of that wealth can be seen in the many fine manor houses and churches throughout the area. Bóthar founded in 1991, specialises in the use of livestock such as dairy heifers and dairy goats in it aid programmes overseas. Through time, poor families are empowered to experience a better life through training and sustainable micro farming projects.
Challenge treks in renowned historic and farming tradition locations are a feature of Bóthar fundraising events. Locations such as the Yorkshire Dales and the olive groves of Umbria in Italy have proved successes in the past.
Those who like to walk, need an autumn break or simply admire the work of Bóthar are encouraged to get involved in this inaugural event. And all-inclusive price of €950 per person is required. This includes flights, accommodation, food and expert local guides as well as your fundraising contribution to the charity. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this event. Simply complete this entry form (link here) and enclose a deposit of €50 to secure your place. The event takes place from 4-8 November inclusive and places are limited to 40 participants.