Halifax Long March walkers to go for gold

Walkers in the annual Halifax Long March
Walkers in the annual Halifax Long March

This Easter Sunday hundreds of golden walkers will take to the streets of Calderdale in the 50th Halifax Long March.

To mark the half-a-century tradition, walkers are invited to go back to basics - and walk the original 30-mile length. Walkers, who are invited to wear something gold to mark the occasion can walk 30 or 15-miles in the overnight sponsored walk on April 5, from 10pm - departing from YMCA, Crossley Street, Halifax - on a circular route through Calderdale.

Since 1966, the Halifax Long March has raised more than £380,000 for Christian Aid’s work - and over the years, walkers have walked an incredible 23-million miles.

To take part, visit any of Calderdale’s Tourist Information Centres or see www.longmarch.org.uk