WALKING warriors are set to raise more than £7,000 for children’s charity The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

A team of 28 adventurous walkers braved chilly temperatures and mountains of mud over a two-day trek along the Trail during the last weekend of April to raise funds for terminally-ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from across the north west.

Team CAFT began their challenge early on the Saturday morning in Frodsham, and after an overnight stay in bunkhouse accommodation arrived in Whitchurch the next afternoon after 55 demanding kilometres (34 miles) – clocking up 85,000 steps each.

The trek took in the famous trail’s sandstone ridges, Manly Common, Delamere Forest and Ridgeway Wood.

The flats of Shropshire provided some brief respite from the many hills before the team reached their goal at Whitchurch via the Llangollen Canal.

The team was made up of supporters of the charity, including one of their trustees Nicola Graham, and 24 staff members from Warrington IT company Daytel Group.

Jure Modic, the charity’s Challenge Fundraiser was one of the trek’s leaders.

He said: “This was a fabulous event and I’m so proud of our team for completing this extremely challenging trail.

“Everyone faced their own personal difficulties along the route, including disintegrating footwear and the usual array of blisters and sore feet.

“It was great to see the team pulling together and supporting each other – we even managed to fashion a replacement shoe between us.

“We're blessed to have some beautiful countryside on our doorstep here in Cheshire, this truly is a magnificent part of the world.

“I feel truly honoured to have experienced this trail with such a fantastic group of people, and humbled by the effort they all put into both training and fundraising.

“The money raised will have a huge impact on the lives of children from our region who desperately need our help.”

The charity has a number of challenge events planned for the remainder of 2018, including bike rides and trekking events over various distances.

You can find out more by visiting their website caft.co.uk or calling Jure on 01565 830 053.