TWO sisters are putting final preparations in place for an epic 120km walk following an ancient pilgrim route in Europe.

The Way of St James in northern Spain was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages.

Many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat - but two sisters from South Lakeland have decided to tackle the walk to raise money for two charities close to their hearts.

Starting Tuesday, Sue Clives, 73, from Burneside and Janet Kitching, 76, from Kendal, will begin a ten day walk on the Camino de Santiago.

It will take them from the town of Sarria to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Sue is walking for Headway, a brain injury charity, after her husband Richard suffered a brain injury in 2001 while competing in a triathlon in Wales.

And Janet is raising money for The Stroke Association after her late husband Norman suffered several strokes before passing away in 2008.

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