PUT YOUR best foot, hoof or wheel forward as the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival comes to the local hills.

There are treks and rides in Haworth, Stanbury, Oxenhope and Sutton between Saturday, September 10 and the end of the month.

Hikers and riders can also nip over the moors to Hardcastle Crags at Hebden Bridge, Ogden Water near Denholme, and Wycoller on the way to Colne.

Or they can go further afield for some of the 150 events during the annual festival devised by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects.

Festival coordinator Adele Adams said: “We have something for everyone this year. Whether you’re a seasoned walker, a keen cyclist or someone wanting to try a new activity or sport we’ll have an event for you."

Cyclists can raise money for the Manorlands hospice taking part in the Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge from Oxenhope on September 18.

There are three routes to choose from; Emily (23.4 miles), Charlotte (27.6 miles) and Anne (13 or 15 miles).

The Brontës By Dark is a 9km walk on September 10 from 6pm in the Stanbury and Oxenhope areas.

Roam And Rhyme will allow walkers to share their favourite poems during a delightful woodland walk in Sutton on September 22 at 9.30pm.

Stanbury to Withens and Ponden Kirk is the target of six-mile walk starting in Stanbury on September 22 at 11am, finishing around sunset with a reading from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights while at Top Withens.

Brontës And The Atom will take in Foster’s Leap, Wycoller Dene and parts of the Brontë and and Pendle Ways, on September 25 at 11am from Wycoller.

Brochures with details of all events are available by visiting walkandridefestival.co.uk or from tourist information offices.