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Call to Join Mayor's Boundary Walk

Published Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The next stage of Ribble Valley Mayor Michael Ranson’s ambitious borough boundary walk takes place on Wednesday 23 July.

Councillor Ranson is reviving an ancient custom by walking the borough boundaries to raise cash for charity.

He is to ‘beat the bounds’ by walking Ribble Valley’s 85-mile boundary during his mayoral year.

He is undertaking the trek in 20 sections ranging from four to six miles on selected Wednesdays and is inviting residents to join him.

The walks have been devised by Ribble Valley Borough Council’s health development officer Barrie Williams.

Twenty treks cover different sections of the borough boundary 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.

The next stage of the walk will leave The Buck, Paythorne, at 5pm on July 23 and process to Stocks Wood, Tosside.

Future walks: 6 August – Stocks Wood, Tosside, to Coat Rakes, Gisburn Forest; 20 – Coat Rakes, Gisburn Forest, to Skaithe Road, Gisburn Forest; September 10 – Kenibus, Gisburn Forest, to Higher Wood House, Dunsop Fell; 17 – Higher Wood House, Dunsop Fell, to Sykes Nab Car Park; 24 – Sykes Nab Car Park to High Barn, Chipping.

The August and September walks are expected to be challenging, covering up to six miles of moorland.

A full Mayor's Boundary Walks programme is available from Barrie Williams on 01200 414484.

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