A walk taking in Bolton's fells returns this summer.

Residents across the borough are being encouraged to gather their walking boots and take on 9K or 4.5K sponsored walk with friends, family or colleagues whilst also raising funds for Fortalice.

The charity's iconic fundraiser Fortalice Fells Walk will take place on  Saturday, July 6 and this year a new 4.5K route option has been announced.

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The route takes walkers across Pennine moors, walking over Winter Hill and Rivington Pike with walkers taking in scenic views of the Cumbrian fells, Blackpool, and the Manchester skyline.

This year a survivor of domestic abuse is proudly taking part supporting the charity close to their heart and so far, they have raised £400 alone.

%image('17929185', type="article-full", alt="A previous Fortalice Fells Walk event")They said: “Without the amazing Fortalice I am not sure where I and my children would now be, I wanted to give back and fundraise to help others.”

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

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

A former resident of Fortalice also said: “Being in Fortalice has really change my life for the better.

“Seeing my daughter who was quiet and shy blossom into a bright, confident girl was all down to the amazing staff at Fortalice, thank you.”

%image('17929184', type="article-full", alt="Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Mohammed Ayub at the previous Fortalice Fells Walk event")Fortalice is a Bolton based charity which provides frontline services for those who have been affected by domestic abuse.

This includes outreach services within the community, education, accredited training and refuge accommodation which can hold up to 22 women and 70 children.

If you would like further details or how to register head to their website: www.fortalice.org.uk or contact them on fundraising@fortalice.co.uk

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