Charity fundraisers enjoyed fine weather and stunning scenery while supporting St. Margaret’s Hospice at the Great Somerset Walk.

Participants from across the county flocked to Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor on Sunday, March 25, after the event was postponed due to snow three weeks earlier.

St. Margaret’s Hospice, which last year cared for 3,800 people across Somerset, needs to raise over £9.5m each year to fund its end of life care services.

How much was raised by the eight-mile (13km) walk around Wimbleball Lake is not yet known as participants are continuing to collect sponsorship.

Sonia Bateman, events coordinator at St. Margaret’s Hospice, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in the Great Somerset Walk, especially after we had to reschedule the event because of the snow.

“The weather was perfect and everyone was really happy to be out enjoying the beautiful Somerset countryside. All the money raised will make a real difference by enabling us to deliver high quality, responsive and compassionate care to people in our community.”

There are lots more photos from the day on our Facebook page.

St. Margaret’s Hospice is already busy planning more fun events, including the Glitter Run at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday, May 20, and Taunton Racecourse on Saturday, June 16. Details can be found at