The Coast to Coast Walk is a 192-mile unofficial and mostly unsignposted long-distance footpath starting at St Bees in Cumbria and crossing England to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. That's quite a challenge, but Claire Hincks from Sheffield had a very important and personal motivation to take it on.
"Inspired by one of the bravest, most determined, and ambitious young women I have ever known, I have decided to walk from one side of England to the other! Following Wainwright's coast to coast walk, I will be taking two weeks to hike approximately 200 miles solo, in memory of my little cousin Frances."
Frances passed away in 2007 at the age of just 10, having battled for 2 years after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour.
"I will be doing this in aid of Brain Tumour Support and Acorns Children's Hospice, two organisations very dear to my family for what they did for us at our time of need, and for what they continue to do every day for those needing their support."
Over the course of 12 days Claire trekked through stunning and memorable locations, some which can be seen in the photographs that she shared along her journey.
A lovely glimpse of a wonderful achievement.
Claire's inspiring challenge has now raised over £1500 and we are hugely grateful for her generosity and support.