VIDEO: Sunshine at Nidderdale walk

Hundreds of walkers put their best foot forward for the district’s biggest sponsored walk.

A record 53 charities were supported by nearly 600 walkers of all ages and abilities as they tackled the five different walks.

The Deakin family on the Nidderdale Walk. (130519M1l)

The Deakin family on the Nidderdale Walk. (130519M1l)

Walkers, who can choose their own personal charity to raise money for, are expected to have raised around in excess of £40,000.

This year to celebrate the walk’s 20th anniversary, a new route was added, designed to encourage young fundraisers who may find the eight mile route a bit too far.

The four mile family walk also included an I spy quiz to completed on the way round.

As well as a good take up for the family walk, the four other routes were also well supported.

The special walk for the disabled, the eight mile, 15 mile and 22 mile events saw a number of walkers taking advantage of the very welcome good weather.

Walkers were also able to take advantage of a new boardwalk across a particularly boggy bit of ground along an ancient footpath near Bewerley.

The path was a joint venture between North Yorkshire County Council and the Rotary club.

The Nidderdale Walk is organised annually by the Rotary Club of Harrogate with help from various voluntary groups across the Harrogate district.