WEST Cumbria Amnesty group members held their annual Walk for Life.

The group left Whitehaven on Saturday in bright sunlight and blue skies, heading along the coastal path to St. Bees.

The walk was started by the shadow secretary for the Environment, Workington MP Sue Hayman, in the presence of Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Copeland, Tony Lywood.

Mrs Hayman said: "Amnesty stands up for prisoners of conscience and raises awareness of attacks on human rights across the world. Last year the West Cumbria group was the top fundraiser for Amnesty in the north west, and it was great to see so many people taking part in the annual walk from Whitehaven to St Bees."

Alan Alexander, who organises the annual walk, commented: "It was great to see so many new faces on this year's walk and as always the crack is great and the views along the coast were stunning. It was so satisfying to have such an enjoyable event for a good cause."