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Booking now open for Garstang Walking Festival

Festival programme launch Published Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Springtime is just around the corner which means it is almost time for the Garstang Walking Festival and the programme for this year’s event is out now!

Taking place from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 May, the festival is now in its 16th year and the team at the Visit Garstang centre are ready to take your bookings.

Coordinated by the Friends of Garstang Walking Festival and supported by Wyre Council there are nine days of walks for all ages and abilities. The festival gives everyone the chance to experience the best of springtime in the countryside around Garstang, the Forest of Bowland and the Fylde Plain.

This year’s programme includes a three day challenge, Nordic walking, one hour health walks, children’s activities, easy rambles, evening walks, dog friendly trails, tramper treks and everything in between.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Community Engagement at Wyre Council comments, “Today some of the team who make this event happen each year have come together at the Visit Garstang Centre to celebrate the official launch of the 2020 programme. We were also delighted to welcome Garstang’s town crier, Hilary McGrath. The people here today are part of a bigger team of officers and volunteers who work so hard to put on a brilliant range of walks and activities that really showcase our beautiful borough.

 “Whether you are visiting the area or if you have lived here all your life, each walk gives you the opportunity to see parts of Wyre you might not have visited before. I guarantee you will learn something new about the area, the wildlife or the heritage whilst you enjoy getting out in the fresh air.”

To see the full programme of events, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/garstangwalkingfestival where you can download a copy of the brochure. Or call in to the Visit Garstang Centre in Cherestanc Square to pick up a copy.

If you would like to book a place on any of the walks you can book and pay by calling the Visit Garstang Centre on 01995 602125 or by visiting the centre.  

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