50 Walkways mapped across the Commonwealth

Fifty Commonwealth Walkways have now been mapped, marking exactly halfway to the 100 routes that we plan to create in partnership with communities and governments across all 71 Commonwealth nations and territories.

The Walkways aim to inspire an active and connected family of nations.

Below are some recent highlights of the journey.

 

 View the plans for Dominica by clicking here.

In parallel with the 388 day journey of The Queen’s Baton Relay 18 Walkways in Africa have now been drafted connecting 252 Points of Significance across the continent.

 

Walkways can be found here for Sierra Leone, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.

 

Following a visit in February, we hope to begin installing a Walkway in Lagos, Nigeria, the first in Africa, thanks to a committed local team and the ageement in principle from The King of Lagos, Oba Akiolu I (pictured) and Nigeria’s Honourable Minister for Information and Culture.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester unveiled the 45th panel on the Jubilee Walkway at London Bridge on 22 March 2017.  The panel marks 40 years of the Trust’s first Walkway.  Pictures from all 75 Walkway unveilings are now on our website.

The Trust attended the launch of The Queen’s Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace on 13 March and afterwards the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey.  The Commonwealth Ministers Reference Book 2017 was launched including a great two page summary of our work on the inside cover.  A good first day for our new intern, Georgia Ramm (pictured here at Buckingham Palace on the left with Chairman Hugo Vickers DL and Secretary Bronwen Thornton)

And finally, many thanks to our Patron, Julia Bradbury, for handing over the first marker for the Western Australia Commonwealth Walkways to Her Excellency Kerry Sanderson, Governor of Western Australia, in Kings Park Perth in February.   Apparently it was 40 degrees out there – lucky they had a helicopter to keep them cool!