Walk­ing event cel­e­brates the great out­doors

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WALK­ERS can take part in a fes­ti­val de­signed to get peo­ple out in the great out­doors this au­tumn.

Bolling­ton Walk­ing Fes­ti­val will of­fer a se­ries of walks around Bolling­ton to cel­e­brate the coun­try­side around the town. It fits with the town’s in­volve­ment in the Walk­ers are Wel­come scheme which in­cludes towns which are friendly to walk­ers.

Coun Amanda Stott, town mayor, said: “We have worked to at­tract new walk­ers to the town and are de­lighted to be in the project. Walk­ing is a leisure ac­tiv­ity open to most peo­ple and the fes­ti­val is very so­cia­ble. It’s a chance to ex­plore our beau­ti­ful coun­try­side.”

Bolling­ton Walk­ing Fes­ti­val – or­gan­ised by the Des­ti­na­tion Bolling­ton Fo­rum and sup­ported by Cheshire East Coun­cil, Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil and the Brid­gend Cen­tre – is from Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 18 to Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 27.

There is a pro­gramme of walks and so­cial events, in­clud­ing some for chil­dren over half term.

There are spe­cial in­ter­est walks and op­por­tu­ni­ties to taste lo­cal food and drink. The walks are guided, led by lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions, and many are free.

Walks from the Brid­gend Cen­tre cost £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for un­der 16s, in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments. A brochure is avail­able from the Brid­gend Cen­tre on 01625 576311. Visit cheshire­peakdis­trict.com.

●● Peo­ple are be­ing en­cour­aged to get out and en­joy the great out­doors as Bolling­ton Walk­ing Fes­ti­val makes a re­turn, with a pro­gramme of guided walks or­gan­ised to cel­e­brate the coun­try­side around the town

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