Walking through sunshine and rain

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Fourteen people took part in the first stage of Brighouse Boundary Walk on Saturday - and three of them bravely turned up for the second part on Sunday in horrendous weather conditions.

The two-part Boundary Walk was one of the events in the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival and was led by Brighouse Civic Trust’s footpaths officer Peter Davies.

He said: “ We had good weather for walking on the Saturday. However Sunday was particularly bad and we seemed to catch the worst of the weather when we were on the higher parts of the route around Fixby and Hartshead.

“We had strong winds and some heavy showers of rain. Despite that everyone completed the walk on both days.”

Signed certificates, supplied by trust vice-chairman Mike Stead, were issued to all participants.

This year marked the 20th anniversary walk of the 18-mile Brighouse Boundary Walk which takes a circular route round the boundary of the old borough and visits Norwood Green and Hartshead and includes a waterside stretch along the River Calder.