ZHRO Drone Video

From August 2016 to July 2017 ZHRO members Rashiwe Bayisayi and John Burke set about finding a practical walking route from Brighton to London. Some 100 miles of walking later; By utilising the old railway route, now called the Downs Link, that took us all the way to Guildford. From Guildford the River routes allowed us to get to Kempton Park and latterly Hampton Court. We have now completed 5 such walks 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 [these last two during "Lockdown"!]. We are now preparing for 2022 on 13-14th August [Full Moon (again) to aid the night section] and see preparation articles due soon and our Facebook Page too

16th June 2019 Guildford to Hampton CourtWalk for Freedom was the last three year's themes - and agin ZHRO will keep this. Having had so many freedoms denied in Zimbabwe in 2019/20, this is particularly relevant, especially with the abduction in Zimbabwe of the three MDC Youth Leaders [Zimbabwe Updates.] See PROMO WALK DRONE VIDEO AS WELL

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Walk Training

Training programme for those interested was released in March - [Now deferred until later in May due to CV19 Lockdown/Social distancing advice]. These will be 15-20km each over the next few months. These will increase to 30 plus km by the first week in August/Last Weeks in July in preparation for the main effort starting on Saturday 29th August 2020. Arrive there around 5:30am in order for a prompt 6:30am start. Pictured just outside Guildford - having left from the main Railway Station, the new route takes us to Hampton Court Rail Station.

For practice a small band walked from Hampton Court Rail Station, via Richmond Park 0n 16th March 2019, and finished at the Zimbabwe Embassy on The Strand, London.

Walk Route

Very much as 2017/18/19. Brighton Pier to Devil's Dyke. [see photo at top of Devil's Dyke and Flickr pages ] Dropping down to Henfield and the Downs Link. Then onto Christ's Hospital [Rail station] just a short walk from the rendezvous location on the Downs Link. The long slog to Guildford [railway station meet], fianlly the night walk along the River Wey Navigation and, this year, into Hampton Court [Rail Station], London.

16th March 2019  Hampton Court to Zimbabwe Embassy Alteration of Dates

Provisional Dates for the 2020 Walk are Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2020 - Unless some may wish to have is closer to Hero's Day NOW CONFIRMED AS 29th AUGUST 2020

Training walks need to be organsied as soon as practicable. John Burke has managed to do a few 30km Walks during even the Lockdown as the South Donws north of Worthing and Brighton is infrequently visited. Therefore with reasonable "Social Distancing" [the WHO recommentd 1 metre Social Distancing - Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others  --its only the UK Government who think that they should "add a bit {as we are all to stupid to cope}]

Do NOT wear a MASK for any strenuous exercise. See next:

For any of the walkers taking part DO NOT CONSIDER WEARING A MASK!! The restrictions in oxygen absorption and the failure to expel sufficient Carbon Dioxide will severely affect your health - and you are likely to collapse, and need medical attention!

Being outside is excellent for improved Vitamin D production which in turn will improve your immune system. Plus the countryside is so beautiful - and may remind some of you of your home in Zimbabwe!