WALKERS will be forgiven for thinking new furniture on the route of this year's Examiner's Charity Challenge will give them licence to get amorous.
A new `kissing gate' has been installed along part of the route.
But the gate is not an invitation to a snog. It has a `kissing' mechanism designed to prevent livestock from getting between fields.
The gate at Lower Hall, Healey House, Netherton has been provided by Kirklees leisure and recreation services.
Bob Armitage, chairman of the organising committee of Huddersfield Lions, said he was delighted it had been provided.
"I would congratulate the council for its hard work.
"They always come up trumps for us at this time of year to ensure the routes are well maintained," he said.
More than 500 people have now put their names forward to take part in the annual event for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
And with a month still left to go until the May 20 fundraiser takes place, it looks like record numbers will be joining in the family fun from Meltham Sports and Community Centre.
Last year, more than £40,000 was raised and shared out between good causes.
A total of 12 charities have been nominated to receive cash from this year's challenge.
The organisers are hoping that they can top the £50,000 mark this year.