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Wotton’s very own walking festival returns for its 7th  annual event this June. Last year’s event was the most popular yet and this year the festival committee have been working hard to offer an even greater variety of walks that showcase the wonderful walking opportunities in our corner of the world.

This year’s festival runs from Friday 7th to Sunday  9th June. The walks are completely free and feature 15 fully guided walks covering 112 miles, 3 counties and for the first time, 2 nations! There are 275 spaces available and over 60 hours of walking to tempt you to get those dusty walking boots out. Walks vary in length from half a mile to 20 miles so there is something for all ages and abilities.

Group of people at top of hill by treeAmongst the varied programme are walks that cross national boundaries, look into Wotton’s geological past, explore the Cotswold’s and Monarch’s Way long distance paths plus discover hidden gems in our local landscapes.

This year the festival has been generously granted the use of a mini bus by Grimes and Goscombe Funeral Directors which has enabled the programme to offer walks venturing further afield than would normally be possible.

For the second year Mountain Kingdoms, who have their offices in Wotton, are sponsoring and leading their “Not the Himalaya” walk which might be an opportunity to hear and dream about some bigger hills!

So break out those boots and take this opportunity to stretch your legs in the stunning countryside that we are so lucky to live in.

To avoid disappointment walkers are encouraged to book their places as early as possible.

Booking will be open from Friday 10th May via the Festival website (https://wottonwalkingfestival.com)