A South Oxfordshire farmer will not plough a lonely furrow on his 268 mile trek for charity as he will be joined by members of his family.
Farmer Mark Wiseman, who has worked at Cumber Farms in Marcham for 31 years, will walk the Pennine Way later this month to raise funds for farming charity R.A.B.I.
But Mark will not have to cross hills, moors and bogs alone over the 18 day challenge.
Sister Natasha and her partner Mike Kenyon will join Mark on his journey across Britain’s first national trail raising money for MIND and Prostate Cancer UK respectively.
Mark said: “No doubt we’ll walk a bit further as some of the hostels and campsites are off trail and we may take the odd wrong turn.
“We travel to Edale on May 26 and will begin walking on the 27th.
“If all goes to plan we should arrive in Kirk Yetholm on June 15.”
The trio have prepared for their adventure with regular 23 mile walks on Sundays.
In 2012, Mark and Natasha walked the 192 mile Coast to Coast path for Mesothelioma UK.
Mark’s original plans to walk the Pennine Way were postponed in 2017 when his friend, employer and R.A.B.I trustee William Cumber died.
To support Mark, visit https://bit.ly/2FH144P