MORE than 80 tractors and 4x4s gathered near Leominster last weekend for the Leominster Vintage Club annual tractor run.

Organisers were overwhelmed when 82 vehicles of all vintages and from all corners of the county arrived at the event, with one family even having transported a tractor and trailer all the way from Somerset after spotting an advert for the event on social media.

"The run commenced at Lower Burton farm, Monkland," said Duncan Pound.

"From there, we headed towards Brierley, leaving the roads in favour of tracks and fields. After a mix of stone tracks, grass leys and wooded areas, we picked the road back up at Westhope, near Canon Pyon, where we made our way to the Foxley estate by the old camp at Mansell Lacy.

"Here we gathered for a lunch stop with food provided by Gill Haynes and her team and held a raffle of some kindly donated prizes by club members before setting off for the final leg of our journey.

"After an off-road climb through the Foxley estate towards Herefordshire golf club, we descended into Weobley where we looped the church and picked up more off-road, cutting cross country towards Dilwyn and zigzagged our way back to Lower Burton.

"Final figures haven’t been totalled up yet due to money still being donated, but we estimate to have raised £1100 for the air ambulance.

"The run wouldn’t have been possible without all attendees, marshals, caterers and land owners who gave permission, so thanks to all involved to make the day well worthwhile!"