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Mayor invites residents to help revive custom

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The next stage of Ribble Valley Mayor Michael Ranson’s ambitious borough boundary walk takes place on Wednesday, July 9.

Coun Ranson is reviving an ancient custom by walking the borough boundaries to raise cash for charity.

He is to ‘beat the bounds’ by walking Ribble Valley’s 85-mile boundary during his mayoral year.

He is undertaking the trek in 20 sections ranging from four to six miles on selected Wednesdays throughout the coming months and is inviting residents to join him.

The walks have been devised by Ribble Valley Borough Council’s health development officer Barrie Williams.

Twenty treks cover different sections of the borough boundary and a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required to take part, although at least one of the walks will be accessible to mobility scooters, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

The next stage of the walk will leave Downham at 5pm and process to Rimington. Future walks include Rimington to Gisburn on July 16, Paythorne to Tosside on July 23 and Tosside to Gisburn Forest on August 6.

 

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