All set for the 56th annual Scalby Walk

131401a Freezing fun as 150 take part in this year's Scalby Walk, from the Nag's Head Inn pub.  Photo by Andrew Higgins    01/04/2013
131401a Freezing fun as 150 take part in this year's Scalby Walk, from the Nag's Head Inn pub. Photo by Andrew Higgins 01/04/2013

Walkers are getting ready to step out at the 56th annual Scalby Walk on Easter Monday.

The popular event usually attracts around 150 participants - many of whom don fancy dress for the occasion.

The sponsored walk starts at 10.30am at the Nags Head in Scalby Village and follows a seven-mile route.

The route is slightly different this year, with the first stop at Scarborough Rugby Club.

Walkers will then make their way to the Red Lion in Cloughton, the Blacksmith’s Arms, then the Three Jolly Sailors in Burniston.

The tradition states that walkers should drink half a pint or a soft drink in each pub.

Organiser Jim Sloan said: “We’ve had quite a few entry forms coming in and we’re really looking forward to it. We’re hoping to get around 150 walkers again. Lots of people dress up but there’s no theme as such - people just do their own thing.”

All the sponsor money raised at the event will go towards the Scalby Village Trust, which is currently working on a project to convert the Temperance Hall into business units.

Jim explained: “It’s a similar idea to what was done at Woodend. The money will go towards the construction of disabled access at the hall.”

Sponsor forms available from the Nags Head.