Our media partner – The Guildford Dragon – have done us proud! Their website has a brilliant article promoting our newly launched brochure and giving additional information about the walks and the Festival itself.
You can see the news item here
What isn’t mentioned is that a lead contributor to The Guildford Dragon is David Rose who is also a well-known local historian. Last year’s Walkfest included a guided walk around Stoughton to discover the military history of the area. David was supported on that occasion by Martin Giles who edits the Guildford Dragon. That event was probably the best attended walk of the entire 2018 programme.
This year, David is joining the World War II walk on Sunday 15th September. The walk, hosted by the National Trust’s Stoke lengthsman Richard Cant will be tracing the impact of WWII on the River Wey. It’s a pretty good bet that this walk and talk will be just as fascinating as last year’s contribution.
David is also hosting an extra event on Sunday 5th October (yes, we know that Walkfest normally runs throughout September!) This extra event is in aid of Children in Need and offers a choice of a 4.5 mile walk or a shorter 1 mile version. Both versions start from Fairlands Community Centre. Children can wear Pudsey Bear gear and dogs on leads are welcome. Clearly a worthwhile cause and an extra opportunity to get out and about in our wonderful borough.
Details of both these walks can be found in our brochure which is now becoming available in shops and other outlets in Guildford and around the Borough. It can also be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Guildford High Street and the Council Offices at Millmead.
We hope you enjoy these events and all the other walks exploring the towns, villages and beautiful countryside of Guildford Borough, and remember….Keep Healthy, Keep Walking!