ENTRIES are now open for an annual night-time orienteering challenge that has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

The 2022 Moonraker Challenge offers participants the chance to tackle either a 16-mile or an eight-mile course.

People taking part will set out from Langford Budville Jubilee Hall in staggered starts from 4.30pm onwards on Saturday, October 8.

The routes have already been planned and there will be questions to answer around the course to help you find your way between checkpoints.

There is also a new challenge this year - a two-mile family walk with fun questions from 2pm aimed at children who can't manage the longer walks.

Charities being supported this year at the Taunton Vale Rotary Club-organised event are Ups and Downs, a Down Syndrome support charity serving children and young people and Charis, which settles refugee families in the South West.

A club spokesperson said: "Make sure you get your minimum sponsorship. Don't forget that is what this is all about, having fun while raising money to pass to those who are really in need of all our support."

Last year's Moonraker raised almost £20,000, with the primary charities Young Somerset, Nightstop and Green Days Day Care.

Taunton Vale Rotary Club has raised more than £500,000 for good causes over the past 40 years.

For further details of the club and how to enter this year's Moonraker, visit tauntonvalerotary.org.uk