The Brian Kershaw Award

Cheshire Hike was established in 1964. Its founder was Brian Kershaw, who organised the hike for twenty-five years before his passing in 1990.

The Brian Kershaw Award

Cheshire Hike was established in 1964. Its founder was Brian Kershaw, who organised the hike for twenty-five years before his passing in 1990. The original Brian Kershaw Trophy was awarded to the highest scoring new team to the Cheshire Hike.

It was decided to make this more exclusive and special for the refresh and re-launch of Cheshire Hike in 2022. The specially designed Brian Kershaw Gold Woggle is for those who have completed every age category of Cheshire Hike. This makes it an “exclusive club” for those Scouts and Guides who have covered the three progressive route distances of 30kms, 40kms and 50-60kms.

Below is a list of those that have been awarded The Brian Kershaw Award since the re-launch of Cheshire Hike.

2022

  • Alex Baldwin
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Fraser Atkins
  • George Munday
  • Harri Major
  • Libby Mundy
  • Lilly Chesters
  • Rachel McAllister
  • Tom Bush

2023

  • Reece Ashley – Team 503
  • Bethany Thomasson – Team 503
  • Joshua Carroll – Team 511
  • James Vernon – Team 553
  • Ben Gregory – Team 553
  • Harry Gaskarth – Team 531
  • Darcey Harris – Team 516
  • Daisy Atkins – Team 565
  • Aran Dobson – Team 505
  • Ellie Molyneaux – Team 505

Congratulations all!

Request a Brian Kershaw Award

If you’ve completed every category of Cheshire Hike, and have taken part in at least one Cheshire Hike since 2022, but haven’t been awarded a Brian Kershaw Award, this may be because our organising team haven’t been informed. Don’t worry – we’d love to present you with this special award. A member of the Cheshire Hike team will be happy to visit one of your Scout or Guide meetings to do so, with a certificate and the Brian Kershaw Gold Woggle. We’ll need your Leader to verify this before we can award it, so please ask them to complete the form below.

Request a Brian Kershaw Award

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