RUGBY players, local businesses and even an otter have come together to support what is expected to be Mid Devon charity, Hospiscare’s best ever Men’s Walk this March.

The rugby day out, taking place on Saturday, March 15, will include new additions along the 10k route to keep the walkers both entertained and refreshed.

More than 400 men signed up to take part in the Men’s Walk last year, and Hospiscare event fund-raiser Hannah Slater said this year’s arrangements has seen men rushing to sign up again.

Hannah said: “For just £15 we are giving men the chance to have the male equivalent of a shopping and spa day for women.

“Fun and banter are always a key part of the walk but this year we have introduced some fun but obscure rugby trivia to test the walkers’ knowledge.

“A free pint and pasty will welcome the men back, followed by an afternoon watching Italy versus England, Wales versus Scotland and France versus Ireland on big screens at Sandy Park’s Exeter Suite.”