It’s approaching Easter, which means the walks group in Boroughbridge are putting the finishing touches to their 4th annual walking festival. The festival, which has got more popular each year, is even larger than last year’s event. Barry McCallum the coordinator of the festival said that he expected to exceed the total of 300 walkers who took part on last year’s walks. “The walker numbers are increasing year on year as the festival gets more well known” he said “and as we have added other events, some in the evenings, to complement the programme – it will give even more choice for all who come to the area”.
The town is proud to be part of the national Walkers are Welcome Towns network, the community led initiative of attractive destinations where all visitors are assured of a warm welcome at any time. And as we all know, walking is amongst the most popular and healthy pastimes.
The festival will run from Friday 25th March through to Easter Monday the 28th and will provide a choice of 9 very different family oriented walks to choose from. Each guided walk is circular and leaves from various locations around the area. “Each one is free and no booking is required” added Mr McCallum.
Amongst the choice this year there is a photographic walk with an expert to give you tips, a family treasure hunt around the town, and of course the ever popular ghost hunt!
Other events include a display of old Boroughbridge by the local historical society with a photographic exhibition and competition in the Jubilee Room. And evening events include a film night, country music and line dancing, and a quiz night.
The town’s shopkeepers are also joining in by having a best-dressed window display competition on the theme of walking – what else! “So come along and have a look around all of our fantastic range of shops that we have here in Boroughbridge, and at the same time help choose the winner of the competition”.