LOCAL hospice, Dorothy House, is looking for 700 men and women, as well as children aged over 12, to take part in this year’s Bath Rugby Walk.

Entries are now open for the walk on Saturday, February 23, with the proceeds being split between Dorothy House Hospice and the Bath Rugby Foundation.

The Bath Rugby Walk is a two-hour, eight-mile walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath starting from Dorothy House in Winsley at 11am after registration.

The walk, sponsored by Thrings, finishes at the Bath Recreation Ground, the home of Bath Rugby, after a short detour for refreshments along the route.

Once at the Rec, walkers are treated to a screening of the day’s Six Nations action and a free pie and a drink.

This year, walkers can watch both the France v Scotland match at 2.15pm and the Wales v England game at 4.45pm.

This year, the walk is open to both men and women. To sign up for the sponsored Bath Rugby Walk visit www.bathrugbywalk.org.uk