STAFFORDSHIRE’S next High Sheriff, Ann Fisher, is walking the Two Saints Way 88-mile pilgrimage route from Chester to Lichfield during her year in office.
Mrs Fisher is raising funds for the High Sheriff Fund For Staffordshire, which supports community groups around the county.
Mrs Fisher officially takes up her role as High Sheriff at a ceremony in Stafford today.
She plans to spread her walk over her year in office, reaching Lichfield Cathedral on St Chad’s Day March 15 next year for a service of dedication.
“I am passionate about supporting small, local groups, who strive to make a difference to the lives of others in our county,” Mrs Fisher said.
“One of my passions is walking and, when I heard about the newly-revived path of the Two Saints Way, I felt this was a great opportunity, not only to explore different areas right across the heart of Staffordshire, but also to raise awareness of the new route itself.”
The footpath is called the Two Saints Way after two Saxon saints, St Chad and St Werburgh who had shrines at Lichfield and Chester.