Beat the bounds with the Mayor

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Ribble Valley Mayor Coun Michael Ranson is ready to step out on the final stages of his ambitious borough boundary walk for charity. Councillor Ranson has revived an ancient custom of‘beating the bounds’ – walking Ribble Valley’s 85-mile boundary – in sections of four to six miles during his mayoral year. He is raising cash for his chosen charities, Home-Start Ribble Valley and Crossroads Care Ribble Valley.

The next section, from Longridge to Ribchester, is on Saturday, February 28th, setting off from Mardale Car Park, Longridge, at 10am, followed by Ribchester to Clayton-le-Dale on March 14th. Further walks are planed, with a grand finale in May.

Residents are invited to join the walks and a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required to take part, although at least one of the walks will be accessible to mobility scooters, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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