THERE was a record amount of walkers for the annual Oswestry Round on Saturday, with the sun managing to make an appearance too.

Of the 95 registered, 76 people rounded up for the 33-mile-long sponsored charity walk, which was into its 4th year.

Dave Andrews, founder and chairman of the Oswestry Round, said: "I had prostate cancer and starting this was one way of me giving something back.

"All the money we raise ends up with our two chosen charities, Cancer Research UK and the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

"We've also had the highest number of entries this year which is great, with teams of young farmers joining in from Oswestry and Whittington, and people from Qube.

"It's nice to see some younger people taking part."

Starting at the Lion Quays Resort in Oswestry, walkers could use a guide and map to navigate their way along Offa’s Dyke path and the Montgomery and Llangollen canals, on a circular walk that ended back at the resort.

In Porthywaen, 16 miles into the walk, Cheryl Marriott, from Chirk, said: "It's our first time doing it this year.

"We've had a few issues with cows but we've enjoyed it so far."