An Ennerdale woman is taking on a Wainwright challenge with a twist, literally adding her own spin to the feat.

Many people take on the task of climbing all the Wainwright peaks but that was not enough for Susan Denham-Smith, of the Wild Wool Barn.

She has decided to take on the challenge of spinning Herdwick wool at the summit of each of the 214 peaks, using a traditional wooden spinning wheel.

The attempt will be officially launched at the top of Latrigg, 369m above Keswick, on Sunday, June 2 between 10am and 3pm.

Susan plans to take her specially-designed Louet Victoria spinning wheel to the summit of the remaining peaks within two years, or sooner if the weather allows.

She will raise money for the Lake District Calvert Trust, which provides accessible outdoor activities for people with disabilities.

The Herdwick wool which is spun will be used to make two rugs. One will be auctioned off in aid of the trust, and the second can be won by following the wildwoolworkshopennerdale Instragram page or by photographing Susan spinning on a summit and sharing it on Instagram using the #spinherdwick.

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Susan has always loved endurance challenges and won an English medal for 24-hour running in the early 2000s.

She said: “I love spinning and I love mountaineering so it is the perfect combination and suitably challenging for me to raise money for The Lake District Calvert Trust, which supports those who do not have the freedom to take part in the open air adventures that I can so easily take for granted.”