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Put Your Best Foot Forward

Walkers are being urged to sign up to a 11-mile sponsored pub walk and help raise money for local good causes.

RV pub walk

The Ribble Valley Pub Walk, on Saturday 24 June, is organised by the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale in aid of East Lancashire Hospice. Last year saw around 250 people of all ages taking part and the event has raised almost £30,000 since it started in 2015.

The walk takes in some of the most scenic parts of the picturesque Ribble Valley and stops at many pubs along the way including The Aspinall Arms, The Three Fishes, Brady’s Wine Bar, The Dog Inn, The Swan and the De Lacey Arms.

Barry Wood, from the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale, said: “The route is similar to last year, with a slight amendment so it takes in the beautiful Edisford Bridge and Bashall Barn.

“It’s a beautiful area and we’re urging people who like the countryside and enjoy a drink to sign up. We’ll be stopping at some beautiful pubs and it all helps to raise money for the hospice. It’s a real family day out and, come rain or shine, the walk will be taking place.”

The route is planned and marshalled by the Rotary Club and half of the registration money goes to the hospice, and half to the Rotary Club charities. All sponsor money raised by those taking part goes directly to East Lancashire Hospice.

Sharon Crymble, Fundraising Manager at the hospice, said: “The Ribble Valley Pub Walk is always a fantastic day with a great atmosphere.

“We would love to see even more people joining us this year. By getting sponsored for the walk, participants are helping to rise vital funds for the hospice which will go directly to caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Barry Wood and the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale for organising this fabulous event each year.”

Entry to the event costs £10 and every participant will receive a t-shirt. Registration starts from 10am at Whalley Village Hall, with the walk beginning at 11am. Alternatively, visit www.­eas­tla­nc­shos­pi­ce.­org.­uk and register online.