Youth group completes impressive 50 mile walk

Youngsters from Mixenden Community Centre who took on the 50 mile Calderdale Way challenge
Youngsters from Mixenden Community Centre who took on the 50 mile Calderdale Way challenge
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A youth group from Mixenden completed the Calderdale Walk over the bank holiday weekend.

Seventeen youngsters from the Mixenden Activity Centre took on the 50-mile hike over the space of four days.

The group had raised funds in order to take part in the walk irrespective of their backgrounds.

Nathan Fuller, specialist tutor at Mixenden Activity Centre, praised the hard work of the group.

“They worked extremely hard over the weekend covering the 50 miles,” he said.

“One of the groups smashed the previous quickest time on every single day, which was extremely impressive.

“The walk was a great success the young people really pulled together.

“It was not uncommon to see others helping put their friend’s tents up and it was this team spirit that meant that they were able to complete the walk.

“The young people really created a great image of youngsters as a whole proving how superbly motivated they were to complete a challenge like this.”

The group were supervised by staff from the centre and individual teams were supported by adult volunteers.

The Calderdale Way is a circular route and can be started at any point, although the official start is at Clay House in West Vale.

The route was devised in the 1970s to draw attention to some of the attractions in Calderdale at the time.

Walkers pass through Ripponden, Mankinholes, Todmorden, Heptonstall, Shelf and Brighouse.