HUNDREDS of intrepid ramblers took to the hills around Trefonen at the weekend as part of the village’s famous hill walking event.

The centrepiece of the festival is the trek – which can be 10 or 16 miles – through the countryside, which saw walkers travel out of Trefonen and towards Llansilin in a figure-of-eight loop.

A record number of walkers took part in the event, which has been continuously run for nearly 30 years.

Eryl Thomas, event volunteer, said: “We had a record attendance for the hill walk, 270-ish took part.

“It’s all part of a charity fundraiser. We always split any money raised between a local charity, which this year is Severn Hospice and an abroad charity, which is Mercy Ships.

“It’s a fantastic event. Everyone in the village looks forward to it every year.

“There’s a bit for everyone, as well as the hill walk, we have a quiz, a tug-of-war, football match, duck race and lots of other things. It just gets everyone together.

“Helen Francis is the one who deserves all the credit, organised the event for the last 30 years.”