WHAT could be better on an autumn morning than a hearty breakfast and a walk over the downs?

More than 100 people gathered at Chillerton Village Hall on Sunday (October 21) morning to take part in a BBC Countryfile Pudsey Porridge Ramble.

Rambles have been held across the country to raise money for Children in Need.

After a breakfast of porridge and berries, ramblers young and old — and doggies too — set out over the hill to Tolt Copse and through the valley to Gatcombe.

They were given a warm welcome at St Olave's Church, not to mention tea and cake, before rambling back to Chillerton in the autumn sunshine.

Organiser Gareth Rider said: "It’s been great to be able to organise a Countryfile ramble for Children In Need here on the Island.

"It’s been a wonderful opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful countryside that surrounds us."

Fellow organiser Zoe Rhind said: "A big thank you to all those who attended the ramble. An impressive amount of people supported the event helping us raise money for Children In Need."