MEPs ready for walking challenge

With less than a week to go before East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin and High Peak MP Andrew Bingham start their annual High Peak Hike, the two politicians are hoping for nice weather, and appealing for more people to sponsor them.

The Conservative duo have done three of the hikes in previous years for local charities, and their fourth hike will be on 16th – 18th August, in aid of Help for Heroes. Previous hikes have seem them tackle the 3 highest peaks in the area, as well as the four points of the compass.

This year’s hike has a ‘Roman Ramble’ theme, as Andrew and Emma follow the path of Roman Roads from Glossop to Brough, then down to Buxton.

Emma said: “I can’t wait to set off as I love walking in the High Peak – it’s absolutely gorgeous around here. I’m so glad we’re doing it for Help for Heroes this year, as our service men and women do so much for all of us.”

People can sponsor Andrew and Emma by donating online at or by phoning Andrew’s office on 01298 26698.