A traditional walk through the Gloucestershire countryside is returning for a 32nd year on Sunday.

The Five Valleys walk goes through Stroud’s five valleys of Painswick, Slad, Toadsmoor, Chalford and Nailsworth.

Participants can tackle the entire 21-mile circuit, or stop at any of the route's checkpoints.

Free buses will be available to carry walkers back to the starting point at Stroud Cricket Club. Checkpoints open at 8.30am and close at 5.30pm. The Cricket Club will be open until 10pm.

The sponsored walk is organised by Stroud charity Meningitis Now and supports their lifesaving research as well as raising awareness and supporting those who suffer.

Although sponsorship is not compulsory to take part in the walk, the charity asks people to raise a minimum of £50 per person.

Whoever raises the most money will win a hot air balloon flight for two.

Online registration for the event closes at midday on Wednesday but you can also sign up on the day.

More information is available here.