Rotary Club raise cash for scout group

A group of friends at the start of Hebden Bridge Rotary Club Boundary Walk
A group of friends at the start of Hebden Bridge Rotary Club Boundary Walk
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Hundreds of people headed for the hills to take part in an annual charity walk to raise money for the Mytholmroyd Scouts .

The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge organised the annual Wadsworth Parish Boundary Walk, which raised £1,300 to secure the scouts long-term future.

One of the organisers Michael Denton said: “It was a good day apart from the cloud burst at the end of the day.

“It was a superb year. People travel from a wide range of destinations to do the walk and they all say this part of the world is very special - some even said it was the best one yet.”

The club has organised the 21-mile walk since 1999 and it follows the boundary of Wadsworth Parish, which is the second largest parish in the country.

It takes in some of the finest natural moorland including Luddenden Dene, Hardcastle Crags, Blakedean, Walshaw Dean Reservoirs and Lumb Falls.

Despite predictions for bad weather on Sunday, the rain held off until the last 30 minutes of the walk and the first man back was Bill Johnson of Calder Valley Fell Runners in a time of three hours and 13 minutes.

Mr Denton added: “The Rotary Club would like to thank all those who took part and who helped run the event.”