HUNDREDS of people are set to venture into the countryside for charity.

The Big Whitegate Walk will soon be making its returns, with around 200 to 300 walkers and dogs expected to embark on a fundraising trek for St Luke’s Hospice.

The annual event has been taking place for over a decade and has to date raised more than £15,000 for the charity.

It is organised by Nigel Durose and Roger Westwood, with help from The Plough pub.

Mr Durose said: “The walk takes in the beautiful countryside that we are blessed with, which is only a stone’s throw away from our homes.

“We usually get around 200 to 300 people taking part from all walks of life.”

He added: “We cater for all ages and abilities with three walks that people can choose to take part in, those being 3.5, 6 or 8.5 miles.

“The walks are dog friendly with many of our canine friends taking part.

“It's ideal for groups of families, friends and work colleagues to take part.”

Northwich Guardian: The event has raised over £15,000 for St Luke's Hospice over the yearsThe event has raised over £15,000 for St Luke's Hospice over the years (Image: Nigel Durose)

The walks all start from The Plough on Beauty Bank, Whitegate, at 11am on Sunday (September 10).

All participants are asked to make a donation before setting off.