Walkers stepped out to show their support for the fight against cancer.

A strollathon took place in aid of Stepping Out, the rehabilitation arm of Bridport-based cancer self-help charity the Living Tree.

The 15-mile walk, from Bridport Leisure Centre, took place over the weekend and involved roughly seven and-a-half miles each day.

Organiser Roz Copson said: “Some of the walkers achieved more than they ever thought possible and the Stepping Out programme goes a long way to making all of this possible.

“On Saturday we had 17 walkers and four dogs take part and Sunday we had 25 walkers and two dogs. Not only did we have members of the Living Tree and Stepping Out, but also local people, residents and businesses came to give their support.

“Everyone enjoyed it and for many people who took part is was a great sense of achievement.”

Last year, Roz organised a marathon walk over the same weekend but reduced the length this time so more people could take part.

With the help of Rita Bechervaise, Roz completed the planning of the route and risk assessment, dividing the two routes into five stages with four pick-up points.

The Living Tree organised two volunteer drivers to wait at each of the pre-arranged points to collect anyone who wished to have a lift back to the leisure centre.

It meant walkers could do as little or as much of the walk as they could.

Refreshments over the course of the weekend were provided by The New Inn in Shipton Gorge and Maria's Pantry.

“Many thanks go to those who took part, both walkers and those who sponsored them,” said Roz. “And also to the town mayor and her consort, Cllrs Anne and David Rickard, who started us off from the leisure centre on Saturday.”

Stepping Out is a 12-week rolling programme of twice-weekly gentle exercise and educational wellbeing talks for people with a cancer diagnosis who are currently going through, or have completed, treatment.

The programme runs thanks to a partnership between The Living Tree and Bridport Leisure Centre.

For more information, visit thelivingtree.org.uk