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SOCIAL walkers, hikers and ramblers alike are being invited to take part in a walking event in Denmead.

It is the village’s second Millennium Walk, and has been organised by Denmead Parish Council.

It will take place on the August bank holiday, Monday 29, and gives a selection of routes to cater for all abilities.

The walk was first organised in the year 2000, but has been resurrected on the back of the popular healthy walks, which take place in the village each Thursday evening during the summer.

Organiser Karen Forster, a member of the council’s footpaths committee, said: ‘It’s been slightly rerouted this time due to changes in landowners.’

Anyone who wants to take part should meet at either the Fox & Hounds, Harvest Home or Mead End pubs, or the village Scout Hut, any time between 11am and 1pm.

Participants can then choose how far they would like to walk.

There will be a treasure hunt for youngsters along the way, and each meeting point will have refreshments on hand.

‘It’s so people can choose to finish where they wish,’ added Karen.

The walk is free.

She said: ‘It’s a fun day to get people to understand how gorgeous the countryside is in Denmead.

‘We’re making this a special day.’

To find out more, call (023) 9224 7947 or see denmeadparishcouncil.co.uk.