COUNTRYSIDE wardens in an area unaffected by foot-and-mouth have been given the green light to organise a walk.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council's decision to close its network of footpaths and bridleways because of the deepening crisis has forced the suspension of many outdoor activities.

But the council's countryside wardens are promoting a gentle stroll in Guisborough as part of World Health Day on April 7.

The one-and-a-half mile walk will set off from the town's rugby club in Belmangate at 2pm on a circular route through the town centre and along the disused railway line.

Warden Briony Serginson said: "It's very much a walk for beginners and it's free."