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People to step out for trail

Walkers from across the country are set to don their boots for the annual Dudley Borough Trail.

The event, which attracts more than 2,000 people every year, will take place on Sunday 30 April and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Walks of six, nine, 12, 20 and 28 miles are on offer, with routes covering the hidden beauty and proud industrial heritage of the borough.

Participants can walk at their own pace and will take in the sights of canal towpaths, disused railway lines, country footpaths and a few roads as part of the walks. All walks start at Dudley Leisure Centre at designated times between 8am and noon.

Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member responsible for halls, said:

"Walking is fantastic exercise and that’s why we offer a range of walking activities across Dudley borough throughout the year.

“The annual borough trail offers walks for people of all ages and abilities and attracts walkers from all across the country.”

Checkpoints are strategically placed along each of the five routes to ensure the well being and whereabouts of walkers and light refreshments are available. Everyone who completes a trail receives a certificate of achievement.

It costs £3 per person to join the 28 and 20 mile routes, £2.50 for the 12 and nine mile routes and £1.50 to walk the gentler six mile route. An additional fee of 50p will be charged for all entries on the day.

Entry forms are available online at www.dudley.gov.uk/dudleytrail, from Dudley Council’s leisure centre and libraries or by calling Himley Hall on 01384 817817.

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