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Sale of new Cleveland Way print by Joe Cornish to raise funds for mountain rescue teams

Cleveland Way, by Joe CornishCleveland Way, by Joe Cornish

Sales of a new limited edition print of the Cleveland Way National Trail will raise funds for two mountain rescue teams.

Well-known Great Ayton landscape photographer, Joe Cornish, has donated the official photograph marking the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way which will be celebrated on 24 May.

A series of 50 prints from the photograph will be sold with all profits being donated to both the Cleveland and Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Teams.

The photograph depicts the reclaimed slabs on the approach to one of the most spectacular natural features along the 109-mile trail, the sandstone crags called the Wainstones near Stokesley.

Each 14 x 11 inch hand printed image will be on sale priced £195 from the Joe Cornish Gallery and the two National Park Centres at Sutton Bank and Danby.

In addition a further 1000 greetings cards depicting the same image will also go on sale at the same outlets, with profits from each card sale also being donated to the mountain rescue teams.

Joe Cornish comments: "The Cleveland Way is the second oldest and one of the most loved of our great National Trails. This image frames a section on which I have walked countless times on my way to the Wainstones.”

Malcolm Hodgson, National Trail Officer adds: “With so many walkers and runners enjoying the Cleveland Way, it’s very apt that the two charities that work so hard to keep people safe should benefit from this year’s anniversary celebrations.

“We’re delighted to be working with Joe who has been a great supporter of the Cleveland Way over the years and is one of the most outstanding photographers to have captured the beautiful landscape along the route.”

Both mountain rescue teams are entirely self-funded and run by volunteers. They respond to around 150 call outs each year, rescuing people that are missing or injured within the North York Moors. They also devote many hours of their time to training and provide valuable additional support to the emergency services during weather-related incidents.

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Notes to editors:

National Trails

National Trails are long distance routes for walking, running and sometimes cycling and horse riding through the finest landscapes in England and Wales. Altogether there are about 2,500 miles (4,000km) of National Trails in England and Wales. There are 15 Trails in England and Wales.

The Cleveland Way was the second National Trail to open. The trail launched on 24 May 1969. It runs for 109 miles in a horseshoe loop across much of the North York Moors National Park between Helmsley and Filey. The coastal Cleveland Way follows part of the England Coast Path, which will be 2,795 miles (4,500km) long when it is completed in 2020.

The Cleveland Way attracts thousands of visitors every year, mainly from the UK, but also from all over the world, especially the Netherlands and Germany.

The Cleveland Way is managed through the Cleveland Way Partnership by the North York Moors National Park Authority and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council. Most of the funding for the National Trail comes from Natural England with additional support from the managing authorities.

The North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites. Created on 28 November 1952 it became Britain’s sixth national park. Covering an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres), the National Park has 26 miles of coastline, two national nature reserves, 840 Scheduled Monuments and over 3,000 listed buildings, attracting an estimated 7.6 million visitors a year.

The North York Moors National Park Authority works with a wide variety of people to care for this beautiful corner of Yorkshire, providing apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with nearly 14% of staff being apprentices from local families.

To view other press releases and for further information about the North York Moors National Park, visit www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

For further information and images please contact Amanda Brown at A2BPR on:
T: 01423 740048
M: 07876 452580
E: amanda@a2bpr.co.uk

Or Nina Beadle, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority:
T: 01439 772700
E: press@northyorkmoors.org.uk