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In the great outdoors

Wooler Outdoor Week
Introduction to Navigation on the Hills
Picture Greg Villalobos

Wooler Outdoor Week Introduction to Navigation on the Hills Picture Greg Villalobos

A new festival launched to celebrate the great outdoors has been hailed a big success, with organisers already planning another one next year.

Despite bad weather at the start of Wooler Outdoor Week last Thursday there was a good turnout for most of the activities.

“A couple of events were affected by the weather but the activities that people did they really enjoyed,” said organiser Maxine Lock.

“Everybody that came along said how fantastic it was.

“Events like the archery went really well and there was a good turnout for the talk and the film.

“It was definitely a success and we are already talking about next year and have lots of good ideas to make it even better.”

The aim of the festival is to encourage more people to enjoy outdoor activities and there were taster sessions in mountain biking, kayaking, fell running, archery, gliding, and hill walking.

Participant Karen Singleton, who took part in the fell running, said afterwards: “I had a lovely run this morning as part of the Wooler Outdoor Week.

“I can’t think of a better way to experience the most beautiful countryside with enough muddy puddles to satisfy my inner five-year-old!

“Thank you to Wooler Running Club for excellent organisation and great company. See you next year!”

 

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