Berwick upon Tweed are gearing up for a brand new walking festival that will be taking place in April this year. Last year a group of interested parties got together and started to plan a brand new walking festival for 2014 after gaining the support of Berwick Town Council.
After the event was launched last year there has been lots of interest from all over the country and with three months to go there are over 80 people booked to come to Berwick upon Tweed for the event. Jon Monks, from Shepherds Walk who are helping to run the event, said ‘The Berwick upon Tweed Walking Festival has exceeded all expectations to date and it is great to speak to people who are coming from all over the country for this new event in the calendar’.
For the first year the festival is just going to be 4 days in length but in future years it will grow in length to hopefully keep pace with demand. Some of the linear walks along the stunning coastline both north and south of Berwick upon Tweed have proved hugely popular with extra busses having to be added to accommodate the demand. Also within the festival there is everything from a walk that will teach you the basics of navigating in the countryside to walks that look at the history and heritage of the local area, with this walk being led by a local historian.
You can see the full programme for the Berwick Walking Festival online at www.berwickwalking.co.uk A free walk programme for the walking festival are now available at Berwick Tourist Information Centre. Alternatively if you call 01669 621044 you can have one posted out to you.
2016 sees the third annual Walking Festival in Berwick-upon-Tweed. A full programme of walks for 2016 will be available soon!