A walking challenge across Wiltshire has smashed its fundraising target by more than £3,000.

The Youth Adventure Trust’s second annual Wiltshire Three Peaks Challenge set an initial goal of £12,000, but raised a total of £15,679.

More than 150 individuals came together to take on the challenge and conquer three peaks in Wiltshire, including Milk Hill, the county’s highest point, walking, running or jogging 10 km or a half marathon.

Wiltshire Three Peaks Challenge participantsWiltshire Three Peaks Challenge participants (Image: Youth Adventure Trust)

The funds are enough to allow 28 young people to attend the charity's six-day resilience building Mountain Camp this summer.

The charity supports vulnerable young people with long-term, bespoke outdoor adventure and one-to-one support.

Director of Beard Construction, who sponsored the challenge, Jamie Harwood, said: "We were delighted to sponsor this well-organised event.

"It was fantastic for the Beard team to take part - hiking together, getting to know each other and raising money for such a great charity.

"We’re really looking forward to supporting future events with the Youth Adventure Trust as our relationship continues to evolve."

The trust thanked Tesco and Waitrose in Marlborough for providing refreshments, all 152 participants, and the volunteers for their "hard work and dedication".

Since it began, the trust has run 11,114 hours of activity on its Adventure Programme.