New venue for 2015 Nidderdale Charity Walk

Lara Walker, Heather Lyon and Sarah Phillips (1405182AM5).

Lara Walker, Heather Lyon and Sarah Phillips (1405182AM5).

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The Rotary Club of Harrogate has launched the 2015 Nidderdale Charity Walk, which is to take place this year at Ripley.

The event, which takes place on Sunday, May 10, is being organised in association with Ripley Castle.

There will be 10 and 20 mile walks, as well as the family and special walk.

Rotarian Michael Stott has met with Ripley Castle owner Sir Thomas Ingilby to discuss the walk.

A spokesperson for the club said: “For 21 years Harrogate Rotary’s Nidderdale Charity Walk has successfully raised over £750,000 by the efforts of the walkers who have been sponsored by their own charities.”

All walks will start and finish in Ripley village, with the 10 and 20-mile walk routes taking in the attractions of Lower Nidderdale.

The family and special walks will take place within the grounds of Ripley Castle.

A total of 400 people enjoyed stunning sunshine at the 21st Nidderdale Charity Walk in 2014.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Harrogate, raised over £40,000 for 50 chosen charities.

Among those who took part in the 2014 Nidderdale Charity Walk were several families of Rossett Acre Infant and Junior School.

A team from Ripley Castle team walked to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Rotary Club of Harrogate is one of the longest established in the UK, working within the district for almost 90 years.

A club statement read: “The club is noted for its contribution to the environmental movement in Rotary International.

“Amongst its many current enterprises is the servicing of twenty-seven units of accommodation provided for people of fifty-five and over with limited means, Harrogate Flower Fund Homes.

“The Rotary Club of Harrogate has been organising a series of walks in the beautiful countryside of Nidderdale for over 20 years and providing individuals and organisations with the opportunity to raise monies for their own particular charities.”

A new website for the event will launch at the end of January: www.nidderdalewalk.com

Follow event updates on Twitter: @Nidderdalewalk

Alternatively, find it on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nidderdalewalk

Relive the 2014 walk online