Susan Denham-Smith

Susan Denham-Smith

Spinning Herdwick on the Lake District Fells

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Spin-A-Round[/b][/p][p]Many people take on the challenge of climbing all of the Wainwright Peaks in the Lake District as a feat of difficult endurance, but Susan Denham-Smith of Ennerdale is adding a new [i]“Twist” or “Spin”,[/i] if you like, to the challenge. [/p][p][b]I aim to spin Herdwick Wool on the summit of all 214 peaks using a traditional wooden spinning wheel.[/b][/p][p]The unusual challenge was officially launched on top of Lattrig, 369m above Keswick on Sunday, 2 June 2019. After a short break due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (March to July2020) I have now climbed and spun on half of the Wainwrights (107). I hope to finish within 2 years[/p][p]I have always loved endurance fitness challenges, having already completed a round of the Wainwrights and competed in ultra running events and I love spinning (wool), so it is the perfect combination for a daft challenge doing things I enjoy.[/p][p]I also wanted the challenge to benefit others who may not have my good fortune to access our great outdoors.[/p][p]On the way I will be raising money to help the [b]Lake District Calvert Trust, [/b]who provide outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment for people with disabilities. [/p][p]The spinning wheel I use is a portable Louet Victoria Spinning wheel which weighs 8lb and fits in a rucksack adapted to be comfortable for carrying in the mountains. [/p][p]The Herdwick wool that is spun will be used to make 2 rugs, one will be auctioned off in aid of the Lake District Calvert Trust and the second can be won by following the “wildwoolworkshopennerdale” Instragram page or by photographing me spinning on a summit and sharing it on Instagram using the #spinherdwick. [/p][p]Full details of my adventures with the wheel can be found at https://www.wildwoolbarn.co.uk/category/spinning-blog/[/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 Aug 2021

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Apr 5, 2021

Cindy

Keep up the great work. Stay safe and well and I wish you all the best with your spinning.

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