BREWERY workers walked a popular Dales route to see for themselves the repair work that their company helped to fund.

Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery staff Stu Taylor and James Law walked a popular section of the Pennine Way in Wensleydale and raised a bottle to the volunteers and rangers who repaired the path in the summer.

The brewery donated £6,350 to the repair project, having held back ten pence from every bottle or pint sold of one of their ales, the Pennine Ambler.

The path was repaired with reclaimed stone flags, sourced from Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

They were laid along 115-metres of the Way near the village of Hardraw, where existing flags had become uneven or broken.

For three days Dales Volunteers Dick Laidler and Richard Humphries marshalled a digger, operated by an access ranger, and used spades and bars to make sure the flags were laid level.

Stu Taylor from Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery said: “We use the Pennine Way trail ourselves, and are lovers of the outdoors – so it’s good to be able to give something back.”