Derbyshire High Sheriff David Coleman is gearing up to trek more than 200 miles during a six-week quest to raise funds for local charities.
David, 61, will walk approximately 220 miles around the county boundary of Derbyshire, to raise money for the Peak District Mountain Rescue and the High Sherrif’s fund.
David said of his forthcoming venture: “I am born and bred in Derbyshire, and really want to put something back into the community.
“I see this walk as one way of getting people together to celebrate the greatness of Derbyshire whilst helping raise money for some very worthwhile causes”.
David, who was previously the Chief Constable of Derbyshire, was brought up in Ripley, educated in Swanwick and now lives in Ironville.
The walk kicks off from Codnor Park Reservoir in Ironville on Friday, August 1, and will take place over six weeks in 16 day-long stages, ending back where it started on Sunday, September 7.
David is encouraging everyone to join the him on the walk. Anyone can join him for all or part of the walk, even for just a few yards.
To make a donation visit www.bmycharity.com/ HighSheriffsWay