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Waterproof clothing may be needed for big walk

Posted 16 August 2010
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Waterproof clothing may be needed for big walk
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Those heading on an urban walk may not need hiking boots or walking poles, but a waterproof jacket may prove ideal if Manchester's weather lives up to its stereotype on September 5th.

The Big Walk Home is a sponsored charity event that involves participants taking on a 16-mile trek from the centre of Manchester to the village of Ramsbottom, with money raised going to Bury Hospice.

Starting at 10:00 BST, it begins at the Urbis museum in the city centre and heads north-west up the Irwell Valley before changing direction and passing through Radcliffe and Bury en route to the finish at the Shoulder of Mutton pub.

Those living in the Greater Manchester area and looking to get some good outdoor clothing for the trek may wish to visit the Go Outdoors store in Stockport.

Located amid the Pennine foothills, Ramsbottom is famous as the home of the annual World Black Pudding Throwing Championships, where contestants have to knock down Yorkshire Puddings from a plinth in a manner similar to coconut-shying.

Posted by Dan Mirza