Scarborough man Joseph Gardham to hike 185 miles across England for charity

A Scarborough man is hiking 185 miles across England for a charity close to his heart.

By Lyndsey Young
Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 5:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 5:11 pm
Joseph Gardham.
Joseph Gardham.

Joseph Gardham, 30, from Scarborough, is walking from St Bees Head on the West coast of England to Robin Hood's Bay to raise money for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-UK).

He was due to hike in the Amazon rainforest in Peru but had to cancel his trip due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I had the time booked off at work and rather than waste it I wanted to do something worthwhile,” he said.

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“It is something that I have always wanted to do - it has been on the bucket list for a while.

“I'm hoping to complete it in 12 days, carrying my tent and provision and wild camping most of the way” he said.

Joseph, who works at Timpsons key cutters in Scarborough, is no stranger to a challenge. A couple of years ago he successfully completed the Great North Run to raise money for The Alex Timpson Trust, a charity that helps to improve the lives of fostered and adopted children.

He enjoys kickboxing and running which he said all helps towards his preparation for the hike.

“I have been doing lots of training and walking, before I go out I fill my bag with dumbbells from my home gym,” he said.

“People do give me a strange look when they realise what is in my bag.”

Joseph will be starting his hike on Monday September 14. If you would like to make a donation visit HERE.

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