IT was another tremendous year for a farming spectacle which saw droves of tractors come together for a heartfelt cause.

Dozens of tractors travelled around 40 miles of the Furness peninsula as part of the Furness and District Tractor Run which took place over the weekend.

The event returned for a third time after a successful run last year raised thousands for charity.

And this year’s tractor run did not disappoint, bringing together the farming community while raising much-needed funds for St Mary’s Hospice.

Sarah Simpson, communications and marketing manager at St Mary’s Hospice, described the tractor run as a ‘big success’ which returns bigger and better each year.

She said: “We love all the many ways our community come together to support us, in their own unique and amazing ways.

“We are delighted that the Furness and District’s Tractor Run for 2022 has been a big success.

“The event just gets bigger and better every year. It has been another fantastic year, tremendous teamwork, skill and tractors behind it all, thank you SO much on behalf of everyone at St Mary’s.”

Last year, 50 tractors set off from Grizebeck and took on a rural route through local villages and towns over a 30-mile route, raising more than £7,000 for the hospice.

Karen Higgs, 41, along with her partner Alan Irving, 47, organise the event.

She said: “The day gives an opportunity for folk to come together and share a common interest of all things tractors.

"With a host of old and new they follow a spectacular scenic route of around 40 miles across the Furness area.

"In 2021, we were blown away by the community support throughout towns and villages and cant wait to see you all again this year.

"Most importantly, the day provides an opportunity to raise much needed funds for St Mary's Hospice  who 's care and support touches so many people."

The run has a JustGiving page entitled 'Furness & District Tractor Run'.