AROUND 300 walkers made the most of the beautiful sunshine on Sunday by taking part in the annual Wokingham Walk.

Now in its third year, the walk takes in the picturesque countryside around Wokingham borough, with participants taking part in a five-mile, 10-mile, 15-mile or a 20-mile hike around the town.

Starting and finishing in Howard Palmer Gardens in Wokingham town centre, the walkers set off from 9am to complete the walks at their own pace, before heading back to the finish line by 6pm.

Many walkers raised money for charity, including the event's nominated charities, the Ollie Young Foundation and The Link Visiting Scheme.

Organiser Stan Hetherington said: "We had nearly 300 walkers in this our third year, and numbers have increased each year.

"Huge thanks to to our chosen charity of the year Ollie Young Foundation they really did get behind the event.

"Particular mention must be made of the Ade Walter and his fellow drinkers and patrons of The Rifle Volunteer, who not only out turned a large group of walkers on the day but also raised over £300 by having a collection bucket on their bar.

"The Link Visiting Scheme asked if we could run for them a 20 mile route to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. This we were happy to do and they had nearly 40 walkers."

Marjie Walker from The Link Visiting Scheme said: "Thank you to Stan and the Wokingham Walk for enabling us to continue our 20th anniversary celebrations by walking 20 miles for 20 years. We had more than 40 people walking with us with 20 people completing 20 miles.

"The weather was perfect and the route was fabulous. We're already looking forward to doing it next year. Thanks to all the volunteers who supported us during the day. A wonderful event - brilliantly organised."