East Lancashire Hospice

Ribble Valley Pub Walk

Charity supporters will lace up their walking boots and ensure their drinking arms are ready for a pub crawl of epic proportions in aid of East Lancashire Hospice.

The Rotary Club of Ribblesdale is hosting their Annual Ribble Valley Pub Walk on Saturday, June 25th and it’s set to be the biggest yet.

This year the route starts Mytton Fold  and ends in Whalley. The route is around 12 miles and takes in a number of pubs along the way, including the Avenue, The Black Bull at Old Langho, the Shireburn Arms, The Bayley Arms, The Three Fishes, the Aspinall Arms, the Swan Hotel, the Forum and the Dog Inn. Other venues may yet be added to the list.

All walkers will set off at 11am armed with maps and those taking part can choose how they complete the route, whether they wish to stop for a drink in every pub or just walk the course.

Leanne Green, Event fundraiser for East Lancashire Hospice explained. “Everyone does it in their own way, whether they want to stop for a cool drink in every pub or get halfway along the route and decide they want to enjoy the sunshine in a beer garden.”

Barry Wood, at The Ribblesdale Rotary Club commented “We are excited to be part of this popular event and looking forward to working with the team at East Lancs Hospice. It’s sure to be a fun day out.

“Because the hospice is in Blackburn a lot of people in the Ribble Valley don’t realise it’s their hospice until they have to use it. It’s a brilliant place and everything they do for patients and families is so positive and this is the Rotary Club’s chance to say thank you and offer our support.”

Walkers can register online up until the day for just £10 or arrive on the day for £20, and all those taking part receive an official Ribble Valley Pub Walk t-shirt sponsored by Intack Self Drive who are one of the largest privately owned self-drive rental companies in Lancashire.

Ken Kay of Intack told us: “After the success of last year’s Ribble Valley Pub Walk, myself and the team here at Intack Self Drive were keen to make sure East Lancs Hospice had our name top of the list for consideration for the 2022 Walk.

It was great to see so many different people (..and their pets) getting involved on the walk and we are very proud to be the Main Sponsor for this annual calendar event.”

 The Ribble Valley Pub Walk is a great day out for people of all ages and this year’s event promises to be the best yet. The hospice would like to thank all those taking part; Intack, and the volunteers from the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale for all their hard work and support.

To register for the event, visit https://­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk/­events

Registration, which costs £10, closes on June16th. After this date you can register on the day of the event, June 25th, at a price of £20 per participant.

images from last year's pub walk can be viewed in our gallery https://­eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk/­the-ribble-valley-pub-walk-2021

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