RAMBLERS and runners from far and wide flocked to Kendal last weekend to take part in the popular That’s Lyth Challenge Walk.

The event, which is organised by the Lakeland branch of the Long Distance Walkers Association, has been staged for more than 30 years, and this year a bumper entry of 302 starters set off on a fine but windy morning.

First to finish was Dan Golding, who clocked a time of three hours and 14 minutes over the testing 32-mile route which goes over Cunswick Fell, Whitbarrow and Scout Scar and includes an ascent of 3,200 feet.

The event raised the magnificent sum of £1,275, which will be shared between a number of charities including local mountain rescue groups, Kendal Cancer Care, Lyth Valley First Responders, Motor Neurone Disease's Furness Group and the North West Air Ambulance.

The event is just one of a series organised by the Lakeland LDWA group, with the next event being the 'Wray of Hope' walk, when members will meet at Wray Castle at 9am on Saturday, February 9, for a 14-mile wander.

Potential new members are welcome to join in, and more details on this and the group's other events are available at www.ldwa.org.uk/lakeland, or on Facebook under Lakeland LDWA.