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Lace up your walking boots for the Garstang Walking Festival

Garstang Walking Festival Published Monday, 24 April 2017

Rucksack? Check. Boots? Check. The Garstang Walking Festival is just around the corner so you’d better get ready.

Taking place this year from Saturday 6 May 2017 to Sunday 14 May 2017, the 13th annual festival organised by the Friends of Garstang Walking Festival supported by Wyre Council, promises something for beginners and pros alike.

The theme for this year’s festival is Foreshore to Fells. Walkers will be able to experience the best of spring time in the countryside around Garstang, the Forest of Bowland and the Fylde plain.

Highlights include the dog friendly ramble, taking place on Tuesday 9 May, where you can join a countryside ranger for a ramble over Nicky Nook through Grizedale and back to Scorton in time for lunch with your pooch.

Or how about the World War One walk and talk around the Bleasdale Estate on Wednesday 10 May, concluding with a break for refreshments and a showing of “The First World War – Life on the Home Front in North West England” presented by North West Archive in the parish hall.

Fancy something a little more challenging? Join the Knott to Tot Three Day Challenge walk. A series of three walks exploring Wyre from the seashore to the Bowland Fells. These are strenuous walks for the seasoned walker and each walk is between 14 to 16 miles long.

Participants are asked to bring walking boots, stout footwear, all weather clothing, a packed lunch (if appropriate) and a drink with them. You may also be advised to bring further equipment, depending on the walk.

To celebrate the success of the festival, the Friends of Garstang Walking Festival will also be holding a social event on 1 June at the Tithe Barn in Garstang from 6:30pm. There will be music from The New Orchestra in Folkus.

With almost 50 walks to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the right walk for you. You can download a copy of the programme of events via our website, or view it online as an interactive flip book.

You can book your place at the Visit Garstang Centre on 01995 602125, email or by post to, Visit Garstang Centre, Cherestanc Square, Park Kill Road, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1EF.

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