Garstang Walking festival is for everyone

Outdoor enthusiasts gear up for this year's walking festival
Outdoor enthusiasts gear up for this year's walking festival

It’s almost time for the 2018 Garstang Walking Festival!

This year’s theme is ‘moss, meadows and moorland’ and walkers are invited to experience the best of springtime in the countryside around Garstang, the Forest of Bowland and the Fylde plain.

Once again the festival is being co-ordinated by the Friends of Garstang Walking Festival, supported by Wyre Council and there’s a range of walks with something for every age and ability.

The festival is an annual celebration of beautiful walks and this year there are over 40 walks taking place ranging in length from two to 16 miles.

If you’re a seasoned hiker, why not try the long distance three day challenge - “Knott to Tot”! On Saturday May 5 to Monday May 7 you can take part in a series of three long walks exploring Wyre from the seashore to the Bowland Fells.

These are strenuous walks for the seasoned walker.

Just come for one day or challenge yourself to all three!

If you prefer a slower pace don’t worry there’s plenty of other walks to enjoy including wildlife walks, historical walks, dog friendly walks, and even some activities that children can get involved in.

There’s also the Dunsop Valley ramble which is suitable for use by tramper – an all terrain electric buggy that’s available to hire when you book you place.

To see the full programme of events, visit www.wyre.gov.uk/garstangwalkingfestival where you can download a copy of the brochure.

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 in Cherestanc Square, Garstang, PR3 1EF.