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Grasmere hosts Walking With The Wounded challenge

Almost 600 people took part in the Walking With The Wounded's annual fundraiser in the Lake District.

The 'Cumbrian Challenge' raises money for the injured war veterans charity, which aims to help ex-service men and women get back into work.

Lori Carnochan was in Grasmere for the start:


Hundreds gather in Keswick to greet veterans

A huge crowd is waiting in Keswick. Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of people are waiting patiently in Market Square in Keswick, for the arrival of the six veterans who've been climbing up Scafell Pike.

They're taking part in the Walk of Britain expedition during which they'll cross 1,000 miles between Scotland and London.

The veterans, who have a variety of injuries sustained whilst serving on the front line, are raising money and awareness for Walking with the Wounded.

Walk of Britain: Facts and figures

Six veterans are climbing Scafell Pike as part of their 1,000 mile 'Walk of Britain' expedition.

The four British and two US veterans have all sustained a range of injuries whilst serving on the front line.

Below are some statistics about the walk.

  • The team will cover 1,000 miles in total
  • Six wounded veterans make up the Walk of Britain
  • There are 14 locations where you can join the team with their walk
  • The walk will pass though 150 villages, towns and cities
  • The support crew will be fed 2,160 meals throughout the route
  • 1,440,000 calories will be burned by the team
  • 4 peaks will be summited including Scafell, Ben Nevis and Snowdon
  • Every veteran will take around 5,280,000 steps from start to finish
  • 240 litres of water will be drunk by the team

To find out more about the Walk of Britain, and how you can get involved, click here.

Veterans set off on Scafell challenge

The group before their Scafell challenge Credit: WWTW

Six veterans are one their way up Scafell Pike as part of a 1,000 mile expedition from Scotland to London.

The group, who have a range of physical or cognitive injuries from serving on the front line, have already climbed Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Sir Chris Bonington joins the team Credit: WWTW

Cumbrian mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington is also lending his support to the team.

Veterans joined by Military Wives and supporters Credit: WWTW

Walking with the Wounded take on Scafell Pike

Six veterans are climbing England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, as part of their 1,000 mile expedition from Scotland to London.

The Walk of Britain group is made up of veterans who have either physical or cognitive injuries from their time serving on the front line.

They will be met by Cumbrian mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington following their climb.

"The team have been amazed by the amount of public engagement the walk has created and touched by the numbers that turn out each day to support them on their journey.

"We are very excited to be walking through the North West with our partner for the week, the National Football League, and are confident the North West will produce the best support for the team so far!"

– Edward Parker, CEO of Walking With The Wounded


Hundreds take part in Cumbrian Challenge

Hundreds of people have taken part in the Cumbria Challenge 2013 Credit: ITV

Hundreds of people are taking part in this year's Cumbrian Challenge.

The event features one hundred teams from across the UK who race across the Cumbrian Hills to raise funds for Walking With The Wounded.

One of the groups, Team Glenfiddich, will embark on a 335km race to the South Pole with Prince Harry in November as part of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.