A popular annual walk returned to an East Lancashire town at the weekend, and it was enjoyed by many.

The Great Harwood Boundary Walk returned on June 3, continuing the tradition which has been ongoing for more than 100 years.

Historically, the walk has taken place each year, led by the elders of the town as a way to ensure that neighbouring towns had not encroached on the land of Great Harwood.

This annual tradition is a community event for all ages, and the tradition is kindly kept alive by the local Civic Society and dedicated volunteers.

More than 70 people took part in this year’s event, with the route covering 9.5 miles.

The Town Crier for Great Harwood started the event with a traditional cry, showcasing the history behind the walk before Peter Holden, Mr Great Harwood, started the walk which saw many families taking part throughout the day.

Cllr Noordad Aziz joined fellow residents on the walk and said it was a great way to get people together to remember the history.

Lancashire Telegraph: People taking part in the walkPeople taking part in the walk (Image: Cllr Noordad Aziz)

He said: “It was a fantastic event; the weather was perfect, and it was great to carry on the tradition because it is about 150 years old this walk, and we had about 70 people taking part.

“It might even be close to 80 people who participated.

“The event has highlighted the beauty of our town, the positives about the town and the views were just absolutely stunning.

“We have this beauty right on our doorstep, people don’t appreciate how beautiful Great Harwood is.

“The town is filled with history and pride.

“The walk was originally run by the town’s founders, but it is now run by the Civic Society as an annual tradition to highlight the great culture and the history of the town.”

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