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Walkfest 2022 Programme Published

Well, our walking groups have all done a great job in devising a fascinating range of walks for Walkfest 2022 – and you can now view them on our website. Just clicking the logo on the home page will take you straight to a table of walks spanning the entire month of September. Basic information can be found there but by clicking on the links in the right-hand column you will find much more information plus details of how to book your place on each walk. Take a look!

We’ve mentioned before that we have a range of short, medium and longer walks throughout the month but there is also variety in the areas where the events take place. Many of us would automatically think of The Mount or Pewley Down as the green spaces close to Guildford town. And, of course, there is all the wonderful countryside across the area. But there are also parks and green spaces in our more urban parts of the borough. Whilst the obvious one is probably Stoke Park – which features in several walks – there are also local green spaces, many of which probably aren’t known to anyone except local residents.

One of the pleasures of being involved in creating Walkfest is that we get to check out new routes and discover new places. A revelation this year has been the amount of green space around Park Barn and Westborough. Probably most people heading to the Royal Surrey County Hospital never take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. Our walk on Friday 2nd September does just that. Having had the launch event at West Horsley and the Sheepleas on 1st of the month we are breaking you in gently with a short (2 miles) stroll around some of Park Barn’s and Westborough’s open areas, starting and finishing at The Hive Community Hub. Why not join us and discover more about the area and the hub itself.

From then on, the programme continues daily, with more opportunities to discover new places, revisit old favourites and, generally, enjoy all that Guildford borough has to offer in terms of “green-ness”, interesting places, great company and the pleasures of walking in the fresh air.

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