BEAVERS from the Sandstone Scout Group hiked six miles to raise money for a children’s charity.
Sixteen beavers, aged between six and eight, left their scout hut on Bickerton Hill early last Saturday before trekking through Bulkeley Woods and onto Beeston Castle.
They raised £1,100 for Children on the Edge, a charity which helps vulnerable children worldwide with a particular focus on those without parental care.
Leader David Lithgow Smith, known as Trapper, said: “In perfect hiking weather they completed a quiz and treasure hunt and stopped off along the way to explore the caves at Rawhead and Droppingstone Well and play in the woods.
“At Beeston Castle they measured the depth of the well and discovered a room which only they, being smaller than the adults, could get in and out of. Fortunately they all came out.
“They were accompanied by 15 parents and leaders, making it a great family day out to draw their scouting year to a close.”
The 1st Sandstone Scout Group draws its members from Bickerton, Bickley, Tattenhall and the surrounding areas.