A TEAM of Yorkshire soldiers completed a 512-mile walk around the north of England.

Troops from Corunna Company, 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, walked through all National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Beauty in the North, finishing at Scarborough Castle.

The soldiers established the longest unbroken route in the North and hope it will become an officially-recognised trail.

Dubbed the Grand Tour of the North, the expedition saw them cover on average marathon a day.

The Catterick-based soldiers set themselves the challenge to reacquaint themselves with the North after time away serving in Cyprus.

They broke the distance down into three legs – with a different platoon covering each section.

Starting at Lindisfarne, they took in the Pennines, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors.

They held a company party at Scarborough Castle to celebrate their achievement before enjoying some well-earned leave.

Officer Commanding Corunna Company, Major James Ashworth, said: “We covered about 512 miles in total of some of the most beautiful and challenging landscape Britain has to offer.

“The company took in some of the scenic highlights of the North and hopefully this will become a nationally recognised trail akin to the Pennine Way.”