Booking is now open for Corsham’s first ever weekend of walks. The festival, organised over 3 days from 12 – 14 June, will be opened by Box based explorer and adventurer, David Hempleman Adams. For added interest this year there’s a link with the Pound Arts Summer Festival and evening entertainment on the Friday and Saturday.
There are over 20 guided walks – ranging from a leisurely stroll to a challenging 15 mile hike to Castle Combe – lots of different ways to take you out into the rolling Wiltshire countryside. The Walking Festival programme has a strong local flavour and opens up fascinating opportunities to explore local history and heritage, accompanied by experts and enthusiasts.
There’s lots of variety, with all ages and abilities catered for – including free walks for children, a ‘doggie walk’, a singing walk around Corsham Park complete with minstrel and guitar as well as short, interest packed heritage walks in and around the town. Other themed walks feature Box stone mines, Corsham’s quarry tramways, geology, wild flowers and Lacock.
The 2015 festival, organised by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, has benefited from the generous support of community grants and local business sponsors. Being new and packed with interesting routes and themes, it has even caught the attention of national walking magazines.
Look out for the colourful festival brochure in a library, arts centre or village hall near you; you can find details on facebook under Corsham Walking Festival or browse the programme (and book) at www.poundarts.org.uk
Places are limited so early booking is recommended either through the Pound Arts box office or its website.
A more detailed description of events can be found on www.corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk