Walk on the wild side in the sponsored navigation walk.

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Take a walk on the wild side with this year’s Rotary Navigation sponsored walk along the banks of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

The sponsored walk on April 7 along the canal towpath from Sowerby Bridge to Horbury, is 20 miles long but as little or as many spring steps as you choose to do along the route will make all the difference in raising money for Yorkshire hospices.

Walkers can step out ona sponsored trek of either two, five, ten or more miles, up to 20, in either direction along the canal banks. The ramble is judged on distance not speed so walkers can enjoy the scenery and take light refreshments from one of the many public houses along the way.

The Rotary sponsored walk, running from 8am-4pm, not only gets you fit but makes you feel good too; knowing you’re doing your bit for charity with all money raised from the walk going to four local hospices - Overgate at Elland, Wakefield hospice, Kirkwood hospice, Huddersfield, and Forget Me Not hospice, Brackenhall. Last year’s navigation sponsored walk raised £1,800 split between the four local hospices.

Teams of families, friends, workmates, members of clubs and pubs have already registered to take part in the sponsored spring walk.

Walkers are required to submit their chosen start and finish points on the registration form. The Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale will offer their support and congratulations to people walking on the manned routes. There will be parking for participants and anybody without transport to the walking start point can request transport on the Rotary’s website.

Supported by the Courier, participants can fill out the registration details online www.rotarynavigation.co.uk. Registration is £6 per adult and £1 for children and all applications should be made by April 3.

If you are planning a group sponsored walk tell us, at the Courier, so we can organise coverage of your party. Please email newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk