More than 200 people and their VIPs (very important pups) spent their Sunday strolling the grounds of a country estate for charity.

The Great British Dog Walk came to the Watford area of the very first time, and at the Munden Estate, 230 owners and their furry friends enjoyed a fun day out raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

The weather held out as walkers explored the grounds and made a change to their average morning stroll.

It was all to help towards raising cash to train dogs to help and alert deaf people.

Watford Observer:

Sponsored by Specsavers Audiologists, participants paid £10 to take part in the event,

For example, it costs £40,000 to fully train and support a hearing dog for the duration of its life and the Great British Dog Walk is one of the ways in raising awareness and money for the cause.

Watford Observer:

Rachel Clarke, Hearing Dogs community fundraising manager for the region, said: “We were really impressed with how many people from Hertfordshire and from further afield showed up to enjoy The Great British Dog Walk.

“Every walker will directly help us train more dogs to change the lives of deaf people, so we greatly appreciate the support they showed us by coming along. We had people there with and without dogs and there was such a great community feel, with everyone coming together to walk for a good cause.

“We could not have made the walk so successful without the support of Specsavers Audiologists or Henry and Kate Holland-Hibbert who opened up their beautiful estate for our event.”