Ellie Bateman

County Tops Challenge 2024

Fundraising for Vetlife
raised of £500 target
County Tops Challenge 2024

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So in the Winter of 2023 I decided to take on the crazy challenge of climbing/ walking to the highest point of every English county. That is a total of 48 peaks! I will be doing this challenge, whilst working full time as a Registered Veterinary Nurse so the real challenge will come in how I can juggle work, life and this challenge. I will be raising money throughout the whole challenge for Vetlife. Follow my journey and progress on my Instagram @that.ginger.girl.who.hikes

Why vetlife? The veterinary community continues to experience significantly higher levels of depression and suicide than the general population. Vetlife works to ensure that those engaged in the veterinary community are aware of available assistance, and signposts them to sources of help should they, or a colleague, be in need of support. Support needs vary according to circumstance and may involve short-term support to cope with an immediate crisis or longer term support for those affected by age, ill health or disability.

The list of peaks is listed below, although I will be walking/ climbing these in no particular order I plan to finish with the big one- Scafell Pike. If you would like to join me on a walk/ climb then please let me know (drop me a DM on my instagram)- I would love the company.

21/48 Complete

1. Derbyshire: Kinder Scout **COMPLETED 25/2/24**

2. Leicestershire: Bardon Hill. **COMPLETED**

3. Lincolnshire: Normanby Top **COMPLETED 7/1/24**

4. Northamptonshire: Arbury Hill

5. Nottinghamshire: Silverhill

6. Rutland: Cold Overton Field: **COMPLETED 1/1/24**

7. Norfolk: Beacon Hill **COMPLETED 16/01/24**

8. Suffolk: Great Wood **COMPLETED 16/01/24

9. Bedfordshire: Dunstable Downs **COMPLETED**

10. Cambridgeshire: Great Chishill

11. Essex: Chrishall Common

12. Hertfordshire: Pavis Wood **COMPLETE 23.03.24**

13. Durham: Burnhope Seat

14. Northumberland: The Cheviot

15. Tyne and Wear: Currock Hill

16. Cheshire: Black Hill

17. Cumbria: Scafell Pike **COMPLETE**

18. Greater Manchester: Black Chew Head in Saddleworth

19. Lancashire: Coniston Old Man

20. Merseyside: Billinge Hill **COMPLETE 13.04.24**

21. Berkshire: Walbury Hill

22. Buckinghamshire: Haddington Hill **COMPLETE 23.03.24**

23. Greater London: Westerham Heights **COMPLETE**

24. Hampshire: Walbury Hill

25. Isle of Wight: St Boniface Down

26. Kent: Betsom's Hill **COMPLETE**

27. Oxfordshire: Bald Hill

28. Surrey: Leith Hill **COMPLETED 5.3.24**

29. West Sussex: Blackdown **COMPLETED 5.3.24**

30. East Sussex: Ditchling Beacon **COMPLETED 4.3.24**

31. Bristol: Dundry Hill**COMPLETE**

32. Devon: High Willhays

33. Gloucestershire: Cleeve Hill

34. South Gloucestershire: Hanging Hill **COMPLETE**

35. Somerset: Dunkery Beacon

36. Cornwall: Brown Willy

37. Dorset: Lewesdon Hill

38. Wiltshire: Milk Hill

39: Herefordshire: Black Mountains

40. Shropshire: Brown Clee Hill **COMPLETE**

41. Staffordshire: Cheeks Point

42. Warwickshire: Ebrington Hill

43. West Midlands: Turner’s Hill **COMPLETE**

44. Worcestershire: Worcestershire Beacon

45. East Riding of Yorkshire: Bishop Wilton Wold

46. North Yorkshire: Mickle Fell

47. South Yorkshire: High Stones

48. West Yorkshire: Whernside

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