A hospice team is calling for people to pull on their boots and step out for a fundraising walk through the Severn valley.
Returning for its second year, the St Richard’s Hospice Severn Valley Walk will take place on Saturday, October 12.
There are three distances to choose from – including a four-mile walk to Arley, a seven-mile walk to Highley and a 14-mile hike to Bridgnorth.
Each route will end with a return journey on board the historic Severn Valley Railway, returning to the start at Bewdley.
Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We had a fantastic time at last year’s Severn Valley Walk, so we are very excited to be running the event once again.
“Each of the three routes is very picturesque, especially as the leaves on the trees begin to take on their autumnal colours.
“We hope to see lots of people – and their dogs too! – joining us for a great day getting active, exploring the countryside and most importantly raising funds to support our free care to patients, families and bereaved people.”
On the day, Worcester Concert Brass will welcome weary walkers back to Bewdley Station with music on the platform. Each participant will receive a medal, while pet pooches will get a certificate.
Frances Brewer, Sales and Marketing Assistant from event sponsor Victoria Carpets in Kidderminster, said: “Victoria Carpets is pleased to be sponsoring this year’s Severn Valley Walk for St Richard’s Hospice.
“It is set to be an amazing day and we look forward to seeing everyone there.
“St Richard’s Hospice provides a much-needed support and care system for those going through unthinkably hard times, therefore sponsoring this event was a no brainer!”
Also supporting the event is the Co-op petrol station in Bewdley, which will supply water for participants – and Bewdley High School, which will provide free parking for walkers, subject to availability.
To find out more and sign-up for the Severn Valley Walk, visit www.strichards.org.uk/severn-valley-walk