The Challenge was the third such event organised by the KNBLO-NL, the prior events being the 2008 China
Challenge that incorporated the Beijing Olympics and a 2010 Israel Challenge. Both events attracted large numbers
of walkers and the number on the UK Event was 240.
A large number of individuals and organisations have been involved in the successful delivery of this
days event. It was seen by those involved in the planning as a great opportunity to showcase the Central
Borders and the extensive facilities for activity breaks and holidays. It was the Scottish Borders Council's belief
the this event is likely to see significant independent return visits from many of the Dutch participants in later
years, and thereby bringing future economic activity to the area.
The parties that have been involved in the successful planning and delivery of this event are:
- Scottish Borders Council (various departments and officials)
- Landowners along the length of the walking route
- Council and Local Community Dignatories
- Police and British Red Cross
- MRFC and the Melrose Pipe Bank
- Historic Scotland
- Local walking groups particularly the Melrose Paths Group
- Path to Health
For more detail on the Challenge or to seek additional details contact Walking Support in the first instance by
e-mailing, our address being firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walk Challenge UK - 2012 was an event organised by the Royal Dutch Walking Association (KNBLO-NL). The UK walk was
over the period 16th to 31st August 2012 and had walking days in Northumberland, Edinburgh, Scottish Borders,
Shropshire, Wellingborough, Brecon Beacons and Cardiff. The event ended at the London Paralympics.
For more information on the WCUK 2012 and the KNBLO-NL click on the logo above.