Dudley Trail walkers have fun in the sun

The Friends of Lye and Wollescote Cemetery took part in the Dudley Trail

Walkers from across the country braved the heat of the bank holiday and took to the 38th annual Dudley Trail, in association with K2 Security, in their thousands.

On Sunday, nearly 1,600 people trekked the five routes of six, nine, 12, 20 and 28 miles despite temperatures of 24 degrees Celsius.

People of all ages took part, gathering at the start of each walk at Dudley Leisure Centre where each group was sent off with traditional ringing of a bell. Those who completed their route were rewarded with a certificate of achievement.

This year will also see the introduction of a photo competition for both under 14s and adults with a chance to win tickets to Himley bonfire. Entrants will send their images in and be judged by the Mayor of Dudley next week. Councillor Dave Tyler, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“What a fantastic day. The weather was perfect and everyone came ready to take on their particular challenge, either a personal goal or raising money for charity.

“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event. In particular I want to say thank you to the Dudley Ramblers, the Stourbridge Rambling Group and also Action Heart for their help throughout the event.”

“I am looking forward to judging the photo entries next week and would urge people to get their entries in as soon as possible.”

Information about how to enter and rules of the photo competition are available on the Dudley Trail website. Entries will close next Monday 14 May.


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