Berwick Walking Festival

The Berwick Walking festival, which takes place between April 5-7 2014, has attracted bookings from all over the country.
The Berwick Walking festival, which takes place between April 5-7 2014, has attracted bookings from all over the country.

The first Berwick-upon-Tweed Walking Festival is being held from Saturday to Monday.

The inaugural event features a variety of treks for all abilities, including guided walks along the coast, Nordic walking and a navigational hike.

The festival has been supported by Berwick Town Council and is being run with the help of company Shepherds Walks.

Walks on Saturday include a 10-mile trek from Holy Island Causeway to Berwick, a two-mile geology walk, Nordic walks and a two-mile Berwick town and walls hike.

On Sunday, there will be a 15-mile walk from St Abbs to Berwick and a six-mile hike up the Tweed.

On Monday, the festival’s final day, there will be a four-mile navigational walk, two-mile town-wall walk and a three-mile hidden Berwick tour. All of these walks over the three days will be guided.

Between the guided walks during the Berwick Walking Festival, there will be the chance for people to try one of the self-guided walks in the town.

Jon Monks, of Shepherds Walks, said: “The festival take-up has exceeded all expectations to date and it is great to speak to people who are coming from all over the country for this new event in the calendar.”

For more details about the festival, such as walk times and prices, visit the website. It is hoped the event can be extended in future years.