Miles for Mark – First Training Walk: Belstone

With the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to aim for, a group of Kitsons walkers hit the moors this weekend to blow away some cobwebs. Doing the Belstone loop in Dartmoor, we travelled 10 miles up hills, through bogs, over rivers and through even more bogs…

With an early morning meet at our Torquay Office, we made our way to Belstone in need of a few more hours in bed and a large coffee. The drive was silent, with the thought of what was to come.

Arriving at the start point at 8am and hopeful to get back in time for the rugby and Carling Cup Final we started to plough through the wet terrain at a good solid pace. The tiredness in our legs was eased with the incredible views the walk had to offer.

After a few awkward routes of mud and puddles, we had the pub in our sights. The pace soon quickened and we managed to get to there for 1pm, with plenty of time to relax and have a pint.

We returned to the comfort of our homes well in time for the England v Ireland rugby game, but most of us fell asleep before it began!

Our efforts are in the name of Diabetes UK and our colleague Mark Batten, who passed away early last year.

For more information on our Challenge or to make a donating, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Kitsons44