St Andrews pupil goes the extra 200 miles . .

Susie Clements steps out on the CTOC.
Susie Clements steps out on the CTOC.

A Fife schoolgirl has gone almost 200 extra miles to raise money for a worthy cause!

Over the summer, St Leonards pupil Susie Clements completed an amazing 192-mile walk, coast-to-coast across the width of Northern England, in order to raise funds for the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

ARDUOUS

Accompanied by her dad Tony, the 14 year old followed the traditional Wainwright’s route from St Bee’s in Cumbria in the west, to Robin Hood’s Bay in Yorkshire in the east, completing the arduous trek in an impressive 13 days.

Susie told the Citizen: “I did the walk because I liked the idea of the challenge and wanted to raise some money for a good cause like the SWT.”

Not even blisters, a painful Achilles tendon and inclement weather could stop Susie on her relentless march, which at one stage saw her cover 22 miles in one day!

“The hills in the Lake District, constantly having to go up and down, were a challenge,” she said.

“Also, we had torrential rain on the North York Moors and then thunder and lightning on the last day.

SCENERY

“I enjoyed it. I really liked the people we met and the route, especially the scenery in the Lake District and on the moors overlooking the Vale of York.”

So far, Susie has raised more than £750 in total and donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/susiecoast2coast .