Friends of Raven Inn aiming high


THE friends of the Raven Inn at Glazebury have been heartened by the community’s response to the saving of the historic pub and are now aiming high with their fund-raising campaign.

Many people have rallied around, working on the Raven and its grounds and also offering help, support and ideas.

Campaign spokesperson Peter Sturnam said: “It was always intended that the Raven would become a community pub. It has happened well before the doors are open!”

Now The Friends of the Raven have been contacted by Jonathan Fenney, of Conquer Hiking and Trekking, based in Glazebury. Conquer Hiking organise walks, treks and outdoor challenges around the UK and across the world. From steady walks around Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, from the National 3 Peaks to Everest Base Camp.

They state, ‘We have something for everybody with a very experienced and qualified team to support each event. Being based in the local community we were well aware of the plight of The Raven Inn and the magnificent efforts of those who managed to save the historic building so we wanted to try and help out in some way. We put forward our idea of arranging a challenge event to raise invaluable funds and the idea of a Snowdon challenge came to fruition.

Now, on Saturday 24th September 2022, a group of participants will be attempting to summit Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, with the guidance and support of the Conquer Hiking and Trekking team.

Carol Watson, from the Friends of the Raven Inn group, commented, “It’s amazing how people have responded to the Raven being saved. This is a wonderful initiative from Jonathan. As well as raising funds it will be a fun challenge that will be professionally organised and supervised. We hope a good number of people will want to become involved>”

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to contact:


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