Charity supporters were the life and sole of the Ribble Valley on Saturday as they took part in the popular annual pub walk for East Lancashire Hospice.
More than 400 people enjoyed a day of pub hopping in the sunshine – all in aid of the charity which provides care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
The Ribble Valley Pub Walk, organised by The Rotary Club of Ribblesdale, is now in its fourth year. This year, there was an option of a 10 or 12.5-mile route – taking in 11 pubs along the way: The Dog Inn, the De Lacy Arms, The Swan Hotel, Jack’s of Whalley and Forum Bar; The Eagle at Barrow, Edisford Bridge, The Red Pump Inn at Bashall Eaves; The Three Fishes and The Aspinall Arms at Mitton finishing at the Dog Inn.
Supporters were able to choose whether they wanted to stop for a drink in every pub or just walk the course.
Barry Wood, president nominee for the Rotary Club of Ribblesdale, was delighted with the turnout. He said: “The event brought together young and old to help the hospice continue its vital work with people of all ages taking part. It’s always a great day out for everyone taking part and the weather has been glorious.”
Leanne Green, event fundraiser for the hospice, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to those involved in this year’s Ribble Valley Pub Walk. I’m sure everyone will agree that it was a great day out and a very enjoyable way to raise money for a local charity, close to so many people hearts."