WESTIES and their owners took over a country park for the return of a popular fundraiser.

The walk at High Woods Country Park in Colchester attracted more than 70 Westies - West Highland Terriers - and raised more than £250 for Westie Rescue UK.

It was organised by Westie owner Amanda Doyland, whose first charity walk at the park for the dinky white dogs was held last September.

Miss Doyland had seen similar 'westie walks' elsewhere in the country and decided to set up her own when she found there was nothing similar closer to home.

Despite the weather, Westies from as far as Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich came down to join in the walk.

Much of the money raised came from a raffle, with many of the prizes being donated by companies.

Miss Doyland added: "It was a lovely atmosphere,"

The group will return to the country park on September 7 where they hope to have more than 100 Westies taking part.

Miss Doyland also thanked Shirley and Karl Upsher for their help with the event.