St Edwards Way Sponsored Walk in aid of ‘Children in Need’ & Corfe Castle Village Hall.

David Kemp of Corfe Castle was looking for a useful way to gain permitted daily exercise! Having exhausted local footpaths he came across St. Edward’s Way, a new trail connecting Corfe Castle to Shaftesbury. This looked varied and interesting, linking the Dorset scenery to the dramatic story of St. Edward King and Martyr, who was murdered in Corfe Castle in 978 AD. After a modest burial at Wareham the King’s body was moved to Shaftesbury Abbey for a more royal interment. David felt the route could be walked in a series of 15 stages, each being part of a circular walk back to their starting points.

He decided to seek sponsorship for donations to good causes, to be shared equally by ‘Children in Need’ and Corfe Castle Village Hall improvements towards completion of flooring the attic.

David is walking the sections each appropriate day, depending on weather and other factors, accompanied by another member of ‘Double Act’, as Covid guidelines allow. He aims to complete the whole route, about 70 miles, by the end of this year.

Any contributions you are able to make will be gratefully received online via –

For those wishing to pay by cash or cheques please contact David on 01929 480007 or email or use the sponsorship forms based in local village shops.

Alternatively, to download and print your own sponsor form, please click here!

TOGETHER WE CAN! / Be Kind Stay Safe!

………and the great man himself! Well done David!