A GLOBAL adventurer inspired youngsters when she stopped off in Northumberland during a barefoot run across the country.

Anna McNuff, an ambassador for Girlguiding, met Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, parents and leaders from the Tynedale East Division in Wylam on July 31 to talk to them about adventure and challenge.

Anna is running 2,620 miles – the distance of 100 marathons – barefoot, having began in the Shetland Islands on June 2 and is due to finish in London on November 10.

Gill Grevett, Tynedale East Commissionaire, said: “We were so fortunate to have an evening with Anna.

“It was a great atmosphere, and I’m sure meeting Anna will stay with the girls for a long time to come.”