Twinkle's Walk for Manning's Pit

Here are Wendy and Twinkle, by Manning's Pit gate, in early November. They have since then raised over £1800.

Latest update - February 2020

Since the walk, Twinkle has kept busy, supporting John Lovelock on his walk as well. She will (with Wendy's assistance) be opening our Dog Show on Saturday March 7th. Her Fund Raiser page is still open, so if you have only just heard about it, or have not been able to donate yet, you can still do so.


On Saturday, November 30th, 2019, at 10.30 am Wendy Robinson and her elderly one-eyed pug Twinkle started their sponsored walk on a freezing cold day to help Buy Manning's Pit.
Read what she has to say about Twinkle on her Fundraiser page.

Here they are at the start -
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The start, in Lynbro Road
And guess what, we were so busy concentrating on going down the hill in Manning's Pit and trying to keep up with Wendy and Twinkle, we forgot to take any photos until we got to Manning's Pit bridge!

Here are Wendy, Kate and Robin at the bridge

Manning's Pit bridge
Halls Mill Lane
Halls Mill Lane
Bradiford Resident comes out to wave us on
Another resident says hello
Outside Saki's old home
Outside the house where Saki lived as a boy in the 1870s
Outside F R Lee's home in the 1860s
Outside the home of F R Lee RA in the 1870s
At the Rock
At the Rock
Saying hello at Benjamin Manning's house
Twinkle says hello to the present day owners of Benjamin Manning's House
in Pilton Street
Saying hello to a Pilton Street Resident
approaching the finish
Wendy and Twinkle rush to the finishing tape
Twinkle runs through the finishing tape
They burst through it

Sarah invites us in for coffee
All gathered together, congratulating Twinkle

After the Coffee and Mince Pies, a big thank you to
 Sarah and Paul at the Yeo Dale Hotel

Yeo Dale Hotel
Photos by Christine Loveock and Tim Saunders
(which is why we aren't in them)

Twinkle's walk - her route


Here's Twinkle in training, doing "road work" around Pilton on a very wet day.

Twinkle sees another dog
Along Bellaire, Twinkle spots a dog on the footpath opposite. Twinkle thinks she is a big fierce dog herself.
Twinkle thinks she is a big fierce dog
Wendy struggles to hold Twinkle, who is doing her best to let the other dog know who is boss.

Twinkle and Wendy meet a friend
Twinkle and Wendy meet a friend at the top of the steps into Nursery End.
Twinkle calls on Friends of Maning's Pit
They make a quick business call on the Friends of Manning's Pit Secretary, Chris Bulpett.

Twinkle is a Muffin Rescue Pug -
you can read more about Muffin Rescue at their website

Here they are on their way back home:

You can still donate towards Twinkle's page because she has more plans in mind, to be revealed very soon!

To donate online, go to
or to donate by cheque, go to

Wendy is a Committee Member of The Friends of Manning's Pit Group, who have come together with the Pilton Green Man CIO, charity no 1170742, to help buy Manning's Pit for the local community.  For more information about the Buy Manning's Pit Campaign, go to our main campaign page.

In this video from September 2019 Wendy and Christine Lovelock talk about how they started the Friends of Manning's group: