An annual walk is returning to Hyndburn next month and is encouraging residents to put their best foot forward for charity.

The Ramble charity walk, organised by the Rotary Club, will be returning for its 16th year and is to be held on Sunday, May 14.

This year, there will be a three and six mile walk, and both will start and finish at Accrington Stanley’s football ground, Wham Stadium.

Since it launched, around £450,000 has been raised for various charities and causes and participants are encouraged to raise money for a chosen cause, whether it be a large national or small local one.

Sally Hope, the walk organiser, said: “This truly is a fine Hyndburn event which embraces help from all the local Rotary clubs.

"I am very proud to be the appointed organiser, and to see all the monies raised by those taking part go to such deserving causes.”

After many years the walk has a new route; instead of walking along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, this year it will incorporate taking walkers to the top of the Coppice, which gives panoramic views of Accrington and the surrounding areas.

Unfortunately, the walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs but dogs are most welcome.

The route and climb to the top of the Coppice has been pointed out as as a ‘little challenging’ however is gradual and has a good surface.

Both walks start at 9.30am and finish at 1.30pm. The entrance fee is £8 per person if booked in advance or £10 on the day, and children under 12 go free.

Students aged between 13 and 18 are £4 if booked in advance or £5 on the day. Discounts for groups bookings are available.

All walkers are welcome whether sponsored or not.

To register go to or contact Lyndon Heap for any enquiries on 07505 453296.