Walkers get into their stride to raise funds

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SCORES of people will be donning their walking shoes and fancy dress outfits on Monday for this year’s Scalby Walk.

The annual event is now in its 52nd year and promises to be as popular as ever, with people of all ages signed up to take part.

The seven-mile route, which begins and ends at The Plough Inn, Scalby, also takes in the Three Jolly Sailors in Burniston, the Red Lion and the Blacksmith’s Arms in Cloughton, and the Oak Wheel in Burniston, with walkers enjoying a half pint in each pub.

Last year’s walk raised £2,750 for charity and the organisers hope to raise even more at this year’s event. All the proceeds will go to St Catherine’s Hospice.

On the day late entries will be accepted until 11am, with staged starts from 10.30am.

The entrance fee is £10 for adults, and £5 for those aged 14 to 17. Entry forms and sponsor forms can be collected from the Plough Inn, Scalby.

Easter Monday will also see the annual Duck Dash take place at Staindale Lake in Dalby Forest.

The rubber duck races will start at 11am with tickets on sale from 10am.

The event has been organised by the Friends of Dalby Forest and refreshments will be on sale. There will also be an Easter egg hunt at the Bridestones in the forest tomorrow starting at 10am.