A TEAM of North Yorkshire rangers and volunteers has re-surfaced part of the Coast to Coast path near Ravenseat with help from a donation.

Guided walking company HF holidays donated £7,000 to the project to re-surface the route and seven members of the company saw for themselves the flags that have been laid across the often water-logged 110 metre section.

The works in Upper Swaledale have coincided with new that a formal proposal is to be brought forward to designate the Coast to Coast footpath as a National Trail.

Richard Tolley, Haf Holiday walk leader, said: "Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route is a popular classic trail for HF Holidays guests and leaders and we always try to help protect and improve the countryside where we walk. It was great to see in person the repairs to the path near Ravenseat and the difference our Pathways Fund can make.”

Michael Briggs, Area Ranger at the National Park Authority, said: "We like to build things to last and help protect the fragile peat environment."