Stevenage Walking Festival 2019

26 Mar 2019

This year’s Stevenage Walking Festival will take place between 4-12 May 2019 and will include multiple walking events throughout the week.
 
Now in its seventh year, the festival will introduce a new Family Trail on 4 May 10am-4pm which is a wonderful event that aims to get children and families more excited about walking and nature.
 
The trail will be held at Fairlands Valley Park and will enable children to learn and develop their map reading and orienteering skills. This buggy friendly event is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. Once children have completed the activity they can collect a Buddie Buggy or Pedometer for taking part. 
 
A spokesperson from Stevenage Borough Council said: “This is a brilliant event which I invite all people in our community to attend. The Geocache style activity is an excellent way to teach children the basics of orienteering and map reading.”
 
The festival is free of charge and no registration is required, but organisers invite you to make a donation at the end of every walk, the proceeds to go to our chosen charity TRACKS Autism, an independent local charity and Early Years centre based in Stevenage.
 
Other events taking part throughout the week include, short, medium and long walks as well as a ‘Dog Friendly 5 Miles’ walk. Visit the Stevenage Borough Council website to see the full list of events and relevant contact details.
 
The Mayor of Stevenage will host the official opening of the festival and a representative from TRACKS Autism will also be present.
 
The festival was organised by members of Stevenage Leisure 50, North Herts Ramblers, and Stevenage Health Walks group, and with the support of Stevenage Borough Council. 
 
To find out more about the schedule of the week’s events visit: https://swf.nhrg.org.uk/