Fat march stops off in Gorge

PUBLISHED: 06:00 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:45 24 May 2010

A GROUP of obese people was filmed tackling the steep slopes of Cheddar Gorge as part of a new TV series. The Great British Fat March is being shown on Channel 4 and follows a group of eight overweight people as they attempt to walk from Devon to Edinburg

A GROUP of obese people was filmed tackling the steep slopes of Cheddar Gorge as part of a new TV series.The Great British Fat March is being shown on Channel 4 and follows a group of eight overweight people as they attempt to walk from Devon to Edinburgh.The walkers, who weigh as much as 32 stone, stopped off at Cheddar Caves and Gorge for a break in their mammoth trek.Bob Smart, of Cheddar Caves and Gorge, said: "They came to visit us and have a look around the caves. They're obviously fitter than me if they're walking from Devon to Scotland!"The people in the group have undergone specialist medical checks by an Olympic physiologist to make sure they can complete the trek. Members have complained of aches in their knees, tiredness and chafing.The show is due to be shown in October and producers hope the participants will reach a healthy weight by the end of the march.

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