CORSHAM WALKING FESTIVAL 9 – 11 JUNE 2017
Corsham Walking Festival returns for its fourth year, already a firm fixture for all who love the great outdoors and enjoy Walking Festivals. Corsham is a medieval market town that sits on the fringe of the Cotswolds and at the heart of the beautiful rolling North Wiltshire countryside on paths dating back to Roman times.
Whatever your walking ability or interest, this event offers walks that will tempt you. There are 18 walks planned over the three days of the Festival, many of them themed and with talks given by experts.
Many walks start from the new Springfield Campus in Corsham, others from local villages, all are carefully planned to offer insights into Corsham and the local area, landscape and history of our beautiful countryside.
We have several new walks; some favourites are back by popular demand, so there is something there for everyone. Walks will include: Historic Corsham, Hidden Quarrying, Railways and Tramways, Wildflowers, Explorer and Medieval Pilgrims, and by kind permission of Hartham Park, a unique opportunity to visit Hartham Park and the estate, not to mention countless hidden valleys, woods and panoramas.
By popular demand we have included some longer challenging walks. On Saturday we have the Over the Hills and Far Away circular walk, 19-mile walk that goes from Corsham towards Nettleton via Castle Combe using in places the Macmillan Way and through the Weavern Valley. Whilst on Sunday there is a 20-mile circular walk that takes us through varied and beautiful Wiltshire countryside with impressive views from hilltops and ridges. This goes from Corsham to Little Solsbury Hill north east of Bath. Bring your family and friends and join either the Children’s Treasure Hunt or Corsham Quest testing your knowledge and observation skills.
All the walk descriptions covering distance, grading’s, start times, costs and booking arrangements will be explained in detail in our Festival brochure and on the Festival website at http://corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk/
Why not visit our Corsham Walking Festival Facebook page to find more information and links to associated articles.
The optional Saturday evening entertainment is looking to be another winner this year with music provided by Akrat, a four piece jazz band from the Corsham School, a Quiz to tease the mind and to compete for The Golden Boots and many other great prizes donated by local businesses There will be a paying bar and a buffet by the award winner caters Elior Catering.
A short film will be shown, made by students of The Corsham School and Bath College, who won a national competition with their documentary film ‘Up and Under’. Friends Jacob Bacon, Josh Stone and Charlotte Nind created their film for the Kendal Mountain Festival's Film Active competition where they won the 16 to 18-year old category. The three friends filmed at Brown's Folly in Bathford where they scaled the towering rock face of the old quarry and squeezed through tiny caves.
There will be free parking at the Springfield Community Campus throughout the Festival.
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