Gary’s Kirklees Way Challenge

Gary has set himself the challenge to walk Kirklees Way, a 72-mile waymarked footpath in Kirklees metropolitan district, West Yorkshire, England. It was opened in 1990 and includes the upper Colne Valley, Spen Valley and Holme Valley. The Peak District Boundary Walk follows the Kirklees Way for a few miles either side of Holme.


Gary will set off on 28th May and is aiming to complete the walk in 30hrs! All funds raised is generously being donated to Abigail’s Footsteps, if you would like to support Gary please visit his JustGiving donation page.



In this heartfelt, brave and honest account, Gary Anderson shares his journey through his wife’s pregnancy, birth of his daughters and the difficulties he had to face.  These events were happening whilst Gary was also trying to deal with his own poor mental health demons and reflect on where his life had taken him to.  Gary writes with rawness and insight that will portray to readers the depth of his emotions  at that time, as well as offering hope, especially to those who may be going through, or have been through, a similar experience.  His story will be enlightening for those who may be trying to understand a partner’s emotion in such difficult circumstances, or medical professionals who want to gain an additional perception of a parent’ version of events. Having said that, anyone who reads this will take from it the struggle, denial, despair and then, hope, that Gary’s story offers.

Click here to order your copy for £8.99