THE Green Party organised a No Fracking Way protest which saw activists walk 120 miles between two fracking sites in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

The five-day walk between the Yorkshire fracking site at Kirby Misperton and the Lancashire fracking site at Preston New Road near Blackpool started on Wednesday, March 8 and finished on Sunday, March 12, passing through Ilkley last Friday.

Evening meetings were held at each point along the way, where the marchers highlighted the dangers of fracking to local communities. They also talked about the alternatives to fracking such as energy efficiency programmes for homes and renewable energy for communities.

Symbolically, the marchers also carried soil from near the fracking site in Kirby Misperton to Preston New Road.

Before he began the walk Andrew Cooper, Green Party councillor and energy spokesperson, said: “It’s a tough walk but we're hoping to meet lots of people along the way to raise the profile of community campaigns against fracking and the importance of electing politicians who will consistently oppose fracking in Yorkshire, Lancashire and everywhere beyond.

“As soil from Yorkshire is deposited at the fracking site in Lancashire we'll emphasise that the assault on the environment at one site is an assault on us all and that the aims of the protectors in Lancashire are shared by Yorkshire anti-fracking activists and thousands of campaigners across the country and around the world."