A scout group in Hexham is set to tackle a Tough Mudder-style assault course in July to raise money for a local charity. 

Beavers, cubs, scouts, leaders and parents from the 1st Haydon Bridge scout group have all stepped up to take on the 3km course on Sunday, July 16 in an attempt to raise money for Tynedale Hospice at Home. 

Known as Clarty Bairns, the endurance course features many wild and demanding obstacles that will test the physical and mental limits of all those taking part. 

Tynedale Hospice at Home was chosen as the selected charity after a member of the scout group was helped through a difficult time by the pre and post-bereavement service that the charity offers. 

Organise Rob Copley said: "The children wanted to do something to help out and this family-friendly but challenging event fit the bill perfectly.

"Everyone involved is training hard and getting in shape ready for the big day and are also collecting sponsorship from family, friends, the local community, and the wider public to support the fantastic charity that has done so much to help out recently."

The scout group is already at around 50 per cent of their £500 target, and you can donate to their page on JustGiving here.