Annual BRG Spring Walk

We say that our core values centre on our people, making their health and happiness a priority, as well as making our company a place they are proud to work. There are a number of ways that we do this and one of our firm favourites is a our annual Spring Walk of the Cotswold Way, a 102-mile footpath that stretches along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills in England.

Team members who took part in previous years have fond memories of the route, though perhaps not of the hill served up just after the usual lunch stop for burgers and cider at Dunkertons.

This year’s walk kicked off at 7:00am with a team of early risers at Painswick Beacon who headed off to Coopers Hill. They were then joined by the main contingent of walkers 7.66 miles in at Crinkly Hill around 10:00am.

After a quick pitstop for coffee, the group walked another 7.5 miles before stopping to replenish their calorie intake with a few pints and some good grub at Dunkertons, the early risers hitting 15 miles at this stage.

Once sufficiently fed and watered, the team dug deep to complete the climb up Cleeve Hill, no mean feet without tired legs and a belly full of beer and burgers.

The walk finished with a few more well earned drinks at the usual spot of The Rising Sun Pub, having climbed approximately 3,000 feet during the day.

Thanks to generous donations from our team, and the company has matched their contributions, we raised a total of £600 for The Multiple System Atrophy Trust.

The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the UK and the Republic of Ireland’s leading charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy – a rare neurological disease with no known cause or cure. The charity fund research into MSA and support those affected by the condition.

Well done to everyone who took part and to our colleagues who do a brilliant job of organising this event.