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Dozens take part in Wolverhampton Walking Festival - in photos

More than 150 walkers pulled their boots on for an annual walking festival.

A total of 177 people took part in The Walking for Health Challenge Trail where people could tackle either a four, seven, or 12 mile walk with a chance to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The walk began at WV Active Aldersley on Saturday.

The Challenge Trail was one of more than 30 free walks taking place during the seventh annual Wolverhampton Walking Festival, organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Health Lifestyles Service.

Andrew Tomlinson, walker leader, said: "The event went very well and people really enjoyed themselves.

"It started to rain on the afternoon but people still carried on and we had lots of positive feedback.

"There were dozens of people giving support along the way too so it was really enjoyable for everyone.

"The walk went down a disused railway and along a canal which was nice. People got to see lots of the ducks and other animals along the canal.

"Lots of volunteers marshalled the roads to ensure people were safe so it was fantastic that people gave up their time to make sure everyone had a good time."

He added: "We had the exact same amount of people take part last year along with this year which was quite funny.

"We're hoping that we've raised someone between £1,000 and £2,000 from the event."

The event is due to go ahead again next year.

For more information, visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/walkingfestival or call 01902 553838.

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