SOMERSET cricketer James Hildreth is putting his bat down and trudging 130 miles along the shorelines of Devon and Cornwall to raise funds for the Children's Hospice South West.

He will be accompanied by friends Adam Dibble, Ross Ward and Mark Turner on Hildy's Hospice Hike from the charity's Little Bridge House hospice, near Barnstaple, to its Little Harbour facility in Cornwall.

Emma Perry, senior fundraiser at Little Bridge House, said: "We are so thrilled to have the support of James and cannot thank him enough for choosing to raise funds for CHSW in his testimonial year.

"We wish him well with his hospice walk and we’ll be cheering him every step of the way."

The hikers will be seen off from Little Bridge House at 9.30am on Wednesday, October 18, by Stumpy, the county club's mascot will be in attendance and cricket fans are encouraged to visit the hospice that morning to wish them well.

The team, who hope to raise at least £2,000. are expected to arrive at Little Harbour, near St Austell, on Saturday, October 21 - you can donate by clicking here.