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I simply love Yorkshire and its magnificent scenery. Every season Yorkshire has something magical to offer. There's nothing better than getting my hiking boots on and disappearing into Yorkshire's superb countryside! I take my camera everywhere with me to ensure others can appreciate the many beautiful things that I see on my breathtaking walks. My photography has been featured on ITV Calendar, BBC Look North and has been published in The Yorkshire Ridings Magazine, The Yorkshire Dalesman, Country Walking Magazine and Countryfile magazine. Some of my images have been transformed into beautiful paintings by Yorkshire artists. At the end of 2013 I was selected to be the Face of Ordnance Survey. You can see me in the 'Explore More' campaign. Follow me on Twitter: @Yorkshireimages Email enquiries:

Friday, 11 May 2012

Kidney Research UK Fundraiser - Esk Valley Walk

I recently took part in a 35 mile solo fundraising hike across the North York Moors from Castleton to Whitby - The Esk Valley Walk.  I managed to raise £540 for Kidney Research UK. 

This walk is in memory of a friend and much loved colleague, Sue Heathcote, who died shortly after having a kidney transplant in March 2010.

Below are some snapshots of my fundraising hike....

Extremely wet underfoot near Castleton.

A slow climb up to Rosedale Head.

Rosedale Head.

Boggy moorland!

Little Blakey.

Finally, a burst of sunshine en route!

River Esk.

Back at Castleton looking a little weather beaten! 15 miles down 20 to go!

Fantastic view on the uphill climb from Danby village.

Danby Beacon - The highest point on the route.

Wonderful finger post at Danby Beacon.

Back downhill to Lealholm.

Beggars Bridge.

Braved the stepping stones!

The Esk Valley Walk logo.

The final approach to Whitby. Nearly there!!

35 miles later at Whitby! Mission accomplished! (And the sun is shining!)

The £540 cheque handover to Emma Collins, Fundraising Manager for the Yorkshire region.

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