Walking event celebrates the great outdoors
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