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Photo post: Walkers complete 120 miles between Yorks and Lancs fracking sites

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Opponents of fracking reached the end of a 120-mile walk this afternoon between shale gas sites in North Yorkshire and Lancashire.

The five-day walk, organised by Green Party councillors and members, took them through Harrogate, Skipton, Burnley, Blackburn and finally to Little Plumpton, near Blackpool.

The walked started on 8 March 2017 at the Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, near where Third Energy wants to frack its KM8 well. It ended on 12 March at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site.

The final leg of the walk was joined by campaigners from Lancashire who have opposed Cuadrilla’s plans to drill, frack and test up to four wells.

Nick Danby, of Frack Free Lancashire, said:

“We are delighted to welcome our colleagues from Yorkshire after their epic walk from the proposed fracking site at Kirby Misperton in beautiful Ryedale. It is important that people realise that the developing site at Preston New Road is only the first of many that are planned for the North of England and elsewhere.”

Claire Stephenson, of Preston New Road Action Group, said:

“Our community and county has strongly said no to fracking: Lancashire County Council carefully considered all of the facts and refused this development. Intense work has now commenced at the Preston New Road site, in spite of the fact that there are two outstanding legal challenges. We are very grateful for the support and solidarity of our Yorkshire friends who are also facing the threat of fracking at the Kirby Misperton site.”

Day 1: 8 March 2017

Leaving Kirby Misperton day 1

Kirby Misperton. Photo: No Fracking Way

Photos: No Fracking Way

Day 2: 9 March 2017

No fracking way Boroughbridge day Andrew Cooper

Boroughbridge. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Day 3: 10 March 2017

No fracking way Leeds Liverpool Canal day 3

Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Photo: No Fracking Way

No fracking Way Ilkley half way point Louise Galvin

Ilkley. Photos: Louise Galvin

No fracking way Lancashire day 3

Lancashire. Photo: No Fracking Way

Day 4: 11 March 2017

No Fracking Way Ribchester an hour from Longridge Day 4 Andrew Cooper

Ribchester. Photo: Andrew Cooper

Day 5: 12 March 2017

Setting off from longridge day 5 Andrew Cooper

Longridge. Photo: Andrew Cooper

No Fracking Way leaving Kirkham day 5 Nick Cuant 3Leavk

Kirkham. Photo: Nick Caunt

 

No Fracking Way Preston New Road Action Group day 5

Preston New Road, Little Plumpton. Photo: Preston New Road Action Group

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