Walkers can tackle a 22-mile route around Calderdale

Walkers can tackle a 22-mile route around Calderdale

Organisers of a charity challenge walk are appealing for outdoor fans to pull on their boots and help their cause.

The NSPCC North Hack will take place this summer in the South Pennines and involves a 22-mile walk across moorland, hills, valleys and mills in Calderdale in West Yorkshire.

There is also a shorter seven-mile route in the same area for less adventurous walkers.

Proceeds from the Hack – Hike Against Cruelty to Kids – will go to help the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s work in helping youngsters at risk.

Organisers of the challenge, which takes place on Saturday 6 July, said the event offers the chance to explore the natural beauty and heritage of the Calder Valley.

“Experience a stunning walk over challenging terrain, from cobbles to peat bogs,” they said. “This monumental walk is demanding at times. You will climb up and down valleys and dales, past the historic mills of yesteryear, a challenge not for the fainthearted.”

The shorter route is suitable for accompanied children aged eight and over.

Registration for the full-length Hack costs £20. Individuals or teams can enter and a registration pack will be provided for anyone undertaking the challenge, which will include training and fundraising tips.

Organisers said the event may become fully booked before the closing date.

Registration for the longer route costs £20 and the seven-mile route costs £10, with children’s registration £2.50.

More details are on the NSPCC North Hack website.

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