Walkers will ascend Blencathra by Hall's Fell Ridge

Walkers will ascend Blencathra by Hall's Fell Ridge

A team of mountain leaders is inviting outdoor fans to join them in a moonlit walk up a Lake District fell to raise funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Lakeland Mountain Guides members will lead walkers up Hall’s Fell Ridge to the summit of Blencathra, with proceeds going to the Community Action Nepal charity.

Organisers of the event, which will take place in June, said: “Join us for a friendly and enjoyable scramble up Hall’s Fell Ridge on Blencathra using moonlight and headtorches.

“The walk will be led by experienced mountain leaders up one of the Lakes District’s most classic peaks. The evening will include raffles, cakes and more goodies being given away.

“No matter what your experience is you can join and get involved.

“Community Action Nepal works within the mountain regions of Nepal, some of which are the hardest to get aid to. We are running this event hoping to raise funds for the rebuilding process within these communities.”

The walk organisers suggest a minimum donation of £20 from participants, though they hope many will give more. They have set a target of £1,000 on their justgiving page.

The ascent of the ridge will start at 8pm from the Horse & Farrier Pub in Threlkeld on Friday 5 June.

Walkers should be properly equipped for the scramble, and will also need a headtorch.

Details are on the event’s Facebook page.

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