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Our 2022 Walkfest is Coming!

As we enter the second half of 2022 – yes, the year really is going fast! – it’s time to re-activate our Guildford Walkfest blog.

Whilst the website may have been dormant, our team of organisers and supporting walks groups have been working hard behind the scenes to come up with a wide selection of walks for you to enjoy across the month of September.

We already have offerings from Surrey County Walkers, Long Distance Walkers Association, Guildford Town Guides, Health Walks for Guildford, Surrey Hills Society, Guildford Ramblers, “Muddyboots”, Wey & Arun Canal Trust, Guildford Rambling Club, Send Evangelical Church, David Rose (our wonderful local historian) and there are probably more groups to come.

In addition, we are – again – hosting a sponsored walk, in aid of Guildford Street Angel and Community Angel projects run by Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy. This year the route will take in the Downs Link and Greensand Way taking us out to Witley. Although participation is free, booking is on the understanding that you will either sponsor the Angels walking the route or seek personal sponsorship. For logistical reasons, this will actually take place on Saturday 1st October so mark your diaries now! Further details on this will appear on our site shortly.

Another highlight of the month will be our launch event on 1st September. This year, we are privileged to have been given access to Place Farm Barn which is attached to West Horsley Place. Many of you will have seen West Horsley Place by watching “Ghosts” on TV and, yes, it really did look like that – complete with cobwebs! Nearly all the episodes have been shot on location there so you may recognize some of the external views. The adjacent barn has been renovated to a very high standard as a Community Space so we will be able to launch Guildford Walkfest 2022 in wonderful surroundings. The launch will then be followed by a walk around the local area and up onto the Sheepleas across the road – but more on that later.

For now, get those walking boots and shoes on, tone up those leg muscles and enjoy a summer of walking in the wonderfully diverse scenery of our Borough.

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