Supporters of WalkTheTalk are once again heading to London, starting in Leicester on the 1st September 2016. This year's theme focuses on Homelessness and Poverty and the Psychological impact and financial impact of the Banking Crisis and the impact this has on society as a whole.
Many thanks to James who has spent time organising this walk (including walking it's full length once already to make sure it's a good route!)
Day 1 (01/09/2016):
From Leicester, Jubilee Square to London, Trafalgar Square via the Grand Central Canal
Set off between 10am and 11am
Destination: Foxton Locks 18 miles
Day 2 (02/09/2016):
Set off from Foxton Locks after Breakfast at first light to either Crick or Norton Junction dependant on progress
To Crick:18 miles, To Norton Junction: 23 miles
Day 3 (03/09/2016):
Norton Junction to Stoke Bruerne: Approx 20 miles
Day 4 (04/09/2016):
Stoke Bruerne to Milton Keynes: 12 - 15 miles
Day 5 (05/09/2016):
Milton Keynes to Leighton Buzzard : 12 - 15 miles
Day 6 (06/09/2016):
Leighton Buzzard to Marsworth Locks 15 - 18 miles
Day 7 (07/09/2016):
Marsworth Locks to Kings Langley: 20 miles
Day 8 (08/09/2016):
Kings Langley to Watford : 10 miles
It will be up to the group then if we want to get the overground into London Euston and walk to Trafalgar Square which I would suggest as we will have done 112 miles by this point and it is then only another 2-3 miles from Euston to Trafalgar Square. On arrival we will be holding a four day vigil for all homeless people and those who are at threat from homelessness for four days on the 13/9/16 we will march to Parliament Square and a press conference will be held for the launch of the Homeless Party.
This years Walk The Talk will be led by James McLean of The Leicester Homelessness Council and the Homeless Not Worthless campaign for social justice for all homeless people across the UK. The walk will be from Leicester's £4 million Jubillee Square at St Nicholas Place to London's Trafalgar Square going via the Grand Union Canal and stopping off at a number of towns and cities along the way including Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard and Hemel Hempstead. The aims of the walk are to highlight the plight of the UK homeless and the continuing cuts to homeless services across the country. This follows last years walk led by Dr Steven Weatherhead which was to highlight the psychological impact of austerity policies on benefit claimants and mental health professionals's concerns about the impact these were having on their clients. This years walk will be over 9 days from 11am on the 1st of September to 3pm on the 9th of September after which a 4 day vigil will be held on Trafalgar Square for all homeless people who have sadly lost their lives on the streets of the UK this year.
Walk The Talk 2016 : A quest for social justice