Hadrian’s walk for siblings

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A PAIR of Whitby siblings spent a week of their summer holidays walking an incredible 84 miles, coast to coast along Hadrian’s Wall, to raise money for charity.

Elise and Liam Towell, aged 14 and 12, both of Caedmon School, followed the trail all the way from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway.

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Overall, Elise and Liam raised an impressive £600 to be split between their chosen charities, Help for Heroes and the Great North Air Ambulance. The two said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored us.”

Although the weather was mainly good, the conditions were often muddy, and with steep hills to climb, the two faced a tough challenge.

By the final day the forecast had taken a turn for the worst. Yet the determined duo were not to be defeated, and carried on for the final 20 miles to reach their goal.

The two youngsters were narrowly beaten to the finish by an experienced group of walkers - who had completed the trek before - arriving just an hour afterwards.

During the walk, the children collected six stamps in their Hadrian’s Wall passport, and were presented with certificates upon receiving their final stamp at Bowness.