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Thousands take on Dudley Trail

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Thousands of walkers turned out to take on the famous Dudley Trail this weekend, now in its 39th year.

Walkers of all ages and abilities stepped off from Dudley Leisure Centre on Sunday (May 5) and between them covered thousands of miles as part of the Dudley Council-run event in association with The Lee, Shaw Partnership.

People chose to walk either the six, nine, 12, 20 and 28 miles routes on offer around the hidden beauty spots and proud industrial heritage of the Black Country.

For the second year running, people were able to register to take part online and more than 1,000 entries were received before Sunday.

Sarah Norman, chief executive at Dudley Council, said:

The Dudley Trail has become an annual tradition for many. This year, we had perfect walking weather and it’s great to see so many people of all ages taking part, getting outdoors and active while taking in the landscape Dudley borough has to offer. Well done to all those who took part.”

Peter Davenport, of The Lee, Shaw Partnership, said:

We’re really proud to support the 39th Dudley Trail and be part of an event, which brings people together.
A team of us put on our walking boots and joined in the 12 mile walk and saw for ourselves what a wonderful event this is and what a wonderful borough we live in.”

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