135 mile River Tyne Trail opened by charity

A Tyneside charity which provides free transport to and from hospital for child cancer patients has launched a 'River Tyne Trail'.

The Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care Walk is a 135 mile journey from the sources of the Tyne to the sea at Tynemouth. It is divided up into twelve stages to attract day walkers - though the whole trail would take around 12 days. The walk is dedicated to all those affected by cancer.