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Friday, 29 October 2010

Beefy Botham Backs Big Bovril Bimbles

Actually, it’s Bovril Rambles, but I like bimbles better.
What’s this all about, I hear you ask…
I got this press release from Claire Hewitt of, who is marketing this joint Bovril/National Trust initiative.  I expect other bloggers may have had a similar approach and, to be fair, I usually bin requests like this except in this case, I quite like a drop of Bovril and this particular project provides money to the National Trust to help restore “special” outdoor areas, so, why not. (Incidentally, Superdawg is still open to offers of doggy bix and/or tins of doggy scoff. He just wanted me to remind marketing execs about that…)
beefy botham
Here’s the text of the press release:
Come and join Sir Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham on the Big Bovril Ramble
6th November
Outdoor enthusiast and walking legend, Sir Ian Beefy Botham is lending his support to the countryside by leading a Big Bovril Ramble encouraging Brits to get up and out during the winter months and learning more about the famous British countryside.
The ramble, held here at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal in North Yorkshire on 6th November 2010, is part of Bovril’s Great Outdoors Revival which is donating £100,000 to the National Trust, helping to restore special outdoor areas across the country with a well deserved makeover. A shortlist of over 70 National Trust sites in need of restoration have been drawn up (listed on, from across the nation and the makers of the beefy-fuelled drink are inviting the public to choose where the money goes.
Sir Ian is inviting Brits across the nation to take part in the Big Bovril Ramble, so if you and your family want to ramble for a few hours and take in the glorious countryside, then email or speak to the warden to secure a place.
To see the full list of National Trust projects up for nomination and cast your vote, visit Voting closes on 31st December and the winning projects will be announced in January 2011.
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There will also  be Rambles/Bimbles at Quarry Bank Mill and Styal estate  SK9 4LA at Wilmslow : phone 01625 445896 or see on 22 November 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
and at Dudmaston Estate, Quatt nr Bridgnorth Shropshire WV156QN. Phone 01746 780866 or see on 22 November 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
and at Box Hill. The Old Fort Road Box Hill Tadworth Surrey KT207LB Phone 01306 885502 or see on 22 November 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Presumably, Beefy Botham won’t be at all of the locations at the same time…. just the Fountains Abbey walk.
Click all the links, and don’t forget to vote
Gwan, you know you want to…


Anonymous said...

i must come back to this page...

thankies :)

Mike Knipe said...

Thats OK - welkies....