Walkers climb Peaks for charity

PEAK walkers are being asked to put their boots on to raise money for charity.

Wateraid is appealing to people to take part in the charity’s new mountain challenge event, Wateraid 200, which aims to put a team on the top of the 200 best hills and mountains in the UK and Ireland.

The charity hopes to raise £200,000 for its work to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, where people in remote rural villages can face arduous treks along treacherous paths to find water which is often dirty and unsafe to drink.

Six hills and mountains in the Peak District national park made the list, including iconic Kinder Scout, home to the Kinder Downfall, the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, and the stunning lunar landscape of Bleaklow Head.

To find out how you can get involved and climb for water, visit www.wateraid200.org.

Teams should have between four and seven people and each team is asked to raise a minimum of £400.