Bolton HF Walking Group are launching monthly short walks.

The group hopes the new events will encourage families and those wanting to try walking to explore the local countryside.

This Saturday will be the first of these new events, with walkers meeting at 12.30pm at Walker Fold car park to explore the Smithills estate.

The walk will last for about two hours and there will be an opportunity to stop and enjoy your snacks and drinks along the way.

Visit the Bolton HF Walking Group Facebook page for more information.