Chorley Walking Day

An estimated up to 1,500 people took to the streets of Chorley town centre for Walking Day on Saturday.

In ideal conditions - a warm, partly cloudy day, a refreshing breeze and most importantly, no rain - walkers, young and old alike, thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the annual event, as did the hundreds of folk who thronged the streets to watch. “Everybody was happy,” said chief marshall Brian Addison. “The day couldn’t have been better.

Chorley Churches Walking Day on Market Street

Chorley Churches Walking Day on Market Street

“You don’t want sunshine beating down on children walking in the procession.”

He added; “I would say about 1,400-1,500 people took part in the walk.

“Obviously they all didn’t attend the church service, but that’s the amount of people that walked. We’re determined to keep it going.”