Still time to join in Rotary walk

There is still time to register for one of the biggest charity walks in the region ahead of the event this weekend.

The Rotary Navigation Walk, which is organised by Brighouse Rotary Club and other clubs in West Yorkshire, will take place on Sunday, April 19.

With forecasters predicting a warm and bright weekend, walkers are set to bask in the sunshine as they complete the route and raise funds for several charities.

The walk, which offers walkers the chance to cover distances of between three and 23 miles depending on how much of the route they wish to tackle, is open to individuals, groups and families to raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice, Wakefield Hospice, the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Overgate Hospice.

The scenic flat walk takes in tow paths on the Hebble, Calder, Huddersfield Narrow and Broad canals.

This year an extension of the walk will include the canals from Marsden to Cooper Bridge.

Start and finish points include:

l The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge

l The Barge and Barrel, Elland

l Bethel Street car park, Brighouse

l The Navigation Tavern, Mirfield

l The Navigation Inn, Horbury

l Marsden Railway Station

l Huddersfield, Aspley - Turnbridge

A total of 220 walkers completed last year’s event, raising more than £10,000 for the four hospices.

To register or for more information, visit www.rotarynavigation.co.uk or call Roy Carrington on 01924 492976.