I just wanted to write to thank you and your team SO MUCH for making Saturday so special for the 800 odd walkers that turned out to walk the 26 or 13 miles, raising money for their chosen charity. With us able to use your premier pitch and lay it out so they funnelled out across the bottom was perfect. The hot breakfast baps in the morning were absolutely perfect and your chef did a great job pre-cooking them and providing for the ‘special dietary requirements’, to enable it to be a very slick movement of people, there was barely a queue – this is no mean feat! If we needed anything it was all done with a smile.

The weather was kind to us and enabled people to sit on the grass, reflect on what they had done and buy a stiff drink from your bar to try to blot out the pain they were in!!

I really hope that we would be welcome next year. I would dearly love to work with you again – you made my life so much easier and as this is one of the last UK challenges of the year for me to put together, the easier it is the more I keep my sanity intact!!!!

Please pass on my thanks to all your staff and I thank you especially for welcoming me on the numerous occasions I had to visit and speak to you on the phone. Nothing was too much trouble for you, you are a real credit to Kings House.