Walking festival plans come together

Jon Monks.'Health walks, healthy walks,  shepherds walks
Jon Monks.'Health walks, healthy walks, shepherds walks
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The building blocks are in place ready for an inspiring new Berwick Walking Festival in 2014.

Earlier this year a group of interested parties got together and started to plan a new four-day festival for 2014 after gaining the support of Berwick Town Council.

The walks programme is now in place, the website – www.berwickwalking.co.uk – launched and the marketing is starting to be in place for the event.

Jon Monks, from Shepherds Walks, which is helping to run the event, said: “The Berwick-upon-Tweed Walking Festival has been very well received so far with bookings starting to come in from all over the country.

“With all these people staying in the area over the walking festival period, it will hopefully bring a real buzz to Berwick and its local businesses.

As it is the first year, the organising group has put a varied programme together so partners can see what the demand is like.

The programme includes everything from a 45-minute Nordic walking taster session on the beach at Spittal right through to a 15-mile linear walk along the coast from St Abbs to Berwick.

Contact 01669 621044 to have a programme posted out.