Step out and have fun during popular six-day walking festival

Berwick Walking Festival starts tomorrow.
Berwick Walking Festival starts tomorrow.

The programme for the upcoming Berwick Walking Festival, which starts tomorrow, has been described as packed and ambitious.

The event features a wide range of walks and is expected to attract hundreds of people to the town.

The 2015 festival comes on the back of last year’s successful event and has been extended in length, from three to six days.

Rothbury-based company Shepherds Walks is working with Berwick Town Council to deliver the festival.

The busy programme includes a series of walks along St Cuthbert’s Way, with daily transport from Berwick.

These compliment other treks, including Nordic walking and a circular guided walk exploring the history around the River Tweed.

Geologist Dr Ian Kille, of Northumbrian Earth, will also be leading two geo-walks during the event.

The first is a Berwick to Scremerston mine walk tomorrow, followed by a circular walk on Monday to explore how the geology and landscape under Berwick have influenced the town’s development.

Looking ahead to the festival, which runs until April 16, Jon Monks, of Shepherds Walks, said: “We have been very ambitious with the 2015 plans and have come up with a packed programme.”
For information, including booking details, visit the Shepherds Walks website or call 01669 621044.