Ride and stride

A STEEPLECHASE with a difference takes place across the county on Saturday.

Instead of hurdles, this event involves church steeples and the aim for participants is to visit as many churches as possible in a prescribed time.

Those taking part in the Ride and Stride Steeplechase, organised by the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust, can collect sponsorship. The proceeds will be split between their nominated churches and the trust.

A number of churches in the former Castle Morpeth area will be open on the day.

For more information telephone 0191 3832704 or visit www.northumbriahct.org.uk