WaterAid is calling on walkers in the Peak District to don their boots and take on the area’s finest hills and mountains to raise vital funds for some of the world’s poorest people.
On Saturday June 16, the charity’s brand new mountain challenge event, the WaterAid 200, aims to put a team on the top of the 200 best hills and mountains in the UK and Ireland, as chosen by WaterAid supporters. The charity hopes to raise £200,000 for its work to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, where people in remote rural villages can face arduous treks along treacherous paths to find water which is often dirty and unsafe to drink.
Six hills and mountains in the Peak District national park made the list, including iconic Kinder Scout, home to the Kinder Downfall, the tallest waterfall in the Peak District, and the stunning lunar landscape of Bleaklow Head.
Until a couple of weeks ago the South East were facing the same problems according to the relevant water authorities.