ZANY children’s poet Craig Bradley has gone back to school – six schools, in fact, on an 80-mile walk for charity.
The Dalton author, who has written Like to Rhyme It Rhyme It and other wacky titles, has walked from Windermere in the Lake District to Ilkley, North Yorkshire.
On each night of the five-day journey, Craig pitched his tent on a primary school sports field where he slept before delivering an assembly to pupils the following morning.
Craig, who publishes two poetry books and two children’s novels this year, was raising cash for Clic Sargent, which provides care for children and young people with cancer.
Joining him on the Dalesway Walk was fellow children’s author Ian Bland, from Rochdale.
The walk says, Craig, 46, was a warm-up for a coast-to-coast schools walking tour for the charity next year.
Craig, who has written walking book Yorkshire in a Crombie, also plans to complete a schools tour on foot from John O’Groats to Land’s End by next summer.
He says: “I’ve always loved walking and I love my job so I thought this would be a great way to combine the two. It’s a good challenge and a good charity.
“I perform to 40,000 kids a year so it’s good to give something back.
“The response from the schools has been great. I can camp there, have a shower and they’ll give me some breakfast and a school dinner.”
For more information on Craig and to sponsor his walk visit: www.craigbradley.com