Wensleydale Rotary Club has just held its newest event, the Wensleydale Saunter.

Now in its second year, the circular walk of 13.6 miles starts and finishes in Leyburn.

The route travels out of Leyburn along the Shawl to the village of Wensley. It then follows the River Ure before rising up into Middleham, then travelling along the banks of the River Cover to Cover Bridge.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wensleydale Saunter entrants at Middleham Castle

The route then rejoins the banks of the River Ure before travelling through Spennithorne and Harmby before returning to Leyburn.

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This year the event was well supported with 133 runners and walkers showing a good increase on last year. After a little rain first thing the sun came out and the participants enjoyed good weather with good visibility, perfect for enjoying the great views.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Aimee Jones and Neil Bowmer fastest female and male runners Wensleydale Saunter

The recent wet weather did mean that the ground was soft and muddy in places. The fastest male time was two hours exactly achieved by Neil Bowmer and the fastest female was Aimee Jones on two hours and 12 minutes.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Walkers and runners were set on their way by club president David Spashett from Grove Square in

A spokesperson for Wensleydale Rotary Club said: "The success of the event is very much down to the support given by many members of the Leyburn community as well as club members."

The event raised more than £1,500 which will be used to support charities in Leyburn and district.