Walkers urged to sign up for Hadrian’s hike

PEOPLE in the North East were the most supportive of a British Heart Foundation (BHF) event last year.

In 2010, 219 people registered to take on the Hadrian’s Wall Hike.

More than 75 per cent of those entrants were from the North East, including Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

The nation’s heart charity is now urging people in the North East to show the same level of support this year by signing up to the 10 mile hike across the famous landmark on Sunday, April 17.

Helen Whiteley, regional BHF events organiser, said: “The support we had from people in the North East last year was tremendous, they accounted for around three-quarters of all event participants.

“I really hope people pull on their walking boots and sign up to this fantastic event.

“It is a very rewarding challenge and walkers will be able to enjoy the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site.

“Everyone will also get free soup and a hot drink at the finish.”

Entry for the event is £15 and the minimum age is 16. Register online at bhf.org.uk/hadrians or call free phone 0800 169 3672, email northwestwales@bhf.org.uk for entry forms.