Fund-raising horse ride will feature stunning scenery

Action from the St Cuthbert's ride. Picture by Mark Gibbons of m-n-g photography.
Action from the St Cuthbert's ride. Picture by Mark Gibbons of m-n-g photography.

A fund-raising horse ride takes place on Sunday in aid of the High Sheriff of Northumberland Youth against Crime Awards.

The St Cuthbert’s ride is an off-road route of seven or 10 miles through some of north Northumberland’s most stunning countryside, passing St Cuthbert’s Cave.

Between 200 and 300 riders are expected to take part and participants go at their own pace. As there is no age limit, it often attracts riders aged between five and 80 from all over Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

The annual event was started by the College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt in 1991 to raise money for charity and has been held every year since then except 2001 because of foot and mouth. Since its inception, it has raised more than £20,000 for a range of good causes.

Sunday’s event starts at 9.30am. Pre-entry is £18 for adults and £12 for U18s. Entry includes a glass of wine or soft drink on top of a hill along the route.

More details are available at www.cvnnh.org.uk including entry forms and location map. Non-riders can come to the start and walk the route.