The Commercial Catering Equipment and Hospitality Industry Walking Group has revealed the details of its next challenge.
The group, founded by Celltherm Coldrooms’ James Connolly and Archer Catering Systems’ Nick Archer, will now take on the challenge of Skiddaw Mountain near Keswick in the Lake District, on Friday 10 September.
The route is 9.5 miles long, climbing to a peak of 1,451ft up the sixth highest mountain in England.
The event is aimed at raising money for industry charity, Hospitality Action, as well as providing a much-needed socialising opportunity for those in the UK catering equipment sector after the privations of lockdown.
This will be the fourth such walk since the group was founded in 2018, and the first since the pandemic disruption.
During the last event in February 2020, an eight-mile round trip that involved scaling Kinder Scout in the Peak District, Connolly told Catering Insight: “These walks are about improving the health and wellbeing of our industry.” The group is keen to promote the benefits of being outdoors in the fresh air.
While Archer recently told CEDA’s Connect publication: “We would encourage anyone to join us on 10 September in what is looking like to be our most popular walk yet and the first, as it currently stands, without any Covid-19 limitations on numbers or social distancing.”
The Commercial Catering Equipment and Hospitality Industry Walking Group is open to all ages and abilities.