WALKERS of all ages braved the weekend’s rain to take part in a fundraising trek.
About 60 people took part in the Marsden Moor charity walk, which is now in its second year.
Setting off from the National Trust’s headquarters at Old Goods Yard, participants chose which of three circular routes to follow.
The walks ranged in difficulty, from a five mile walk for the occasional walker to a tougher 16 mile walk for the more serious trekkers.
Along the route, walkers got the chance to take in some of the area’s most breathtaking scenery, while at the same time raising money for their favourite charities.
At Marsden the National Trust takes care of 5,685 acres of unenclosed moorland which is host to a diverse range of plants, insects, birds and mammals.
The annual walk aims to introduce more people to the moors and the diverse wildlife that it has to offer, as well help raise thousands of pounds for local and national charities.
It was set up by Barbara Armstrong, an experienced walker and long-term National Trust Volunteer, who has been helped in organising the event by a team of volunteers.
It was well supported on its inauguration last year, with participants raising several thousand pounds for their chosen local and national charities. The organisers expected this year’s event to be just as successful.