Stevenage Walking Festival

27 Apr 2016

Stevenage Walking Festival, supported by Stevenage Borough Council, is giving local walkers the chance to get active and take advantage of more than 30 walks that are happening in the area from 7 to 15 May.

The Festival, which is in its fourth year and is part of the Hertfordshire Year of Walking 2015/2016, is designed to encourage everyone, young and old, to get out and walk. It is jointly organised by North Herts Ramblers, Stevenage Leisure 50, Stevenage Health Walks and Stevenage Borough Council.

All the walks are free to attend on each of the nine days and they are led by experienced leaders who have volunteered their services. From long distance Challenge Walks of around 12 miles, to shorter health walks taking in the scenery round Fairlands Valley Park, there’s a choice of walks to suit all ages and abilities.

On Monday 16 May, as part of Hertfordshire Walking Festival, Fairlands Valley is hosting two out of 19 Mass Health Walks across the county as Hertfordshire attempts to set a record for the greatest number of health walkers out at the same time. Two other walks are taking place in Stevenage as part of Hertfordshire Walking Festival and details can be found at www.hertsdirect.org/walkingfestival.

Stevenage Borough Council Strategic Director, Matt Partridge said: “This is the fourth year that we’ve supported the Stevenage Walking Festival and I hope to see more people than ever take part. We have some attractive walking areas within Stevenage and the surrounding countryside so dust off your walking boots and enjoy the scenery.”

Stevenage Walking Festival, in line with Hertfordshire Walking Festival and National Walking Month, is from 7 to 15 May. More information, including the details of all the walks, is available from http://stevenagewalkingfestival.webs.com 

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