Residents, friends, and families are being asked to pull on their walking boots to take a hike in of Bolton's most stunning areas - while giving back to their community.

Taking place on July 8, the Fortalice Fells 8.5k walk will cover the Pennine moors walking over iconic Winter Hill and Rivington Pike, whilst raising money for Fortalice, which helps those affected by domestic abuse.

Those taking part can take in the breathtaking views of the Cumbrian fells, Blackpool Tower, and the Welsh mountains.

Registration is  £12.50 to take part which includes a Fortalice Fells T-Shirt, a fundraising Pack, a medal and Carrs Pasty at the finish line, kindly donated by Carrs Pasties.

All proceeds raised from the event, will help Fortalice continue the vital work they provide for victims of domestic abuse and their families.

The Bolton News: Stanmore staff are taking partStanmore staff are taking part (Image: Fortalice)

One person who was helped by the charity said: “When I arrived at Fortalice, I didn’t know what to expect.

"I was at rock bottom - I didn’t even know who I was anymore.

"With a lot of time and patience from staff at Fortalice, I have learnt my self-worth, that I do matter and that I do have a voice.

“I’ve made goals for my future that I never dreamed of thinking I could achieve.

“I am now ready to move on to the next chapter of my life with my family.

“I honestly couldn’t have achieved any of this without the continued help from all staff at Fortalice.”

Jackie Hyde, Managing Director of Stanmore Insurance, said: “Stanmore Insurance Brokers are delighted to be supporting the Fortalice Fells Walk this year, we participated as a team last year and knew that we’d want to do it again.

"The work the team at Fortalice do is amazing and we’re happy to help them in any way we can."

Fortalice is a Bolton based charity which provides frontline services for those who have been affected by domestic abuse. Outreach services within the community, education, accredited training and refuge accommodation which can hold up to 22 women and 70 children.

For further details or how to register head to their website: or contact them on

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