A group of "loopy walkers" have made their way through Banstead and Ewell in an effort to raise money for a good cause.

Branches Homeless Hostel supports single, homeless people and brought together a group eager to take on the 150-mile challenge that is the London Loop.

The walk takes the group around the outer edge of London in ten stages between April and September and the fifth leg took them from Hamsey Green to Ewell West Station.

Winston Reid is one of the 11 people venturing on the gigantic walk and said this leg in particular was a sight to see.

"With a lovely day, we were able to enjoy the Kent countryside of Kenley Common; Happy Valley (where we had our coffee stop); and later having lunch at the Mayfield Lavender Fields," he said.

"We enjoyed a pleasant walk along Banstead Downs to the station, where some of the group peeled off.

"The remaining walkers continued through to Ewell West through the historic Nonsuch Park."

At the halfway point in their journey, the group has raised close to £3000.

With the walkers setting off from Ewell West to Hatton Cross Green this Saturday, Mr Reid wanted to thank all those that had supported them so far.

"We are really grateful to the many friends who have supported us on the four stages so far and to the many local businesses who have agreed to sponsor us financially and by providing T Shirts for the Walkers."