AN eight-mile fundraising walk around Abbots Ripton Estate will be made far more appealing by an offering of some of the region’s finest food.

Walk With a Fork, in aid of Ormiston Children & Family Trust, will see fundraisers take a long stroll around Lord de Ramsey's 5,700 acre grounds, stopping off for a snack every two miles.

Suppliers supporting the charity event include Number Twelve Village Shop and Deli and The Secret Feast in Spaldwick as well as other names from across East Anglia.

The walk takes place on Sunday, September 29, and costs £10 with a minimum sponsorship of £25.

All proceeds go to Ormiston which works with children across Cambridgeshire who are facing social exclusion.

Lady de Ramsey, the owner of Abbots Ripton Hall and Ormiston volunteer for more than 20 years, said: "I think Walk With a Fork is such a brilliant idea. It combines a walk through picturesque countryside with delicious foody stops along the way. We're only going to be using local food and drink producers, so it is very much a local event."

INFORMATION: To sign up go to www.ormiston.org/walkwithafork