Sixth walking festival to get underway – 2 May to 10 May

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Over 30 activities are going to be available to walkers in the borough as part of a week long festival.

The Stafford Borough Walking Festival runs from Saturday 2 May to Sunday 10 May and is full of opportunities to take part in group led or independent walks.

The events take place throughout the week at various locations including the Trentham Estate, Izaak Walton Cottage, Shugborough Hall and Doxey Marshes.

There are activities tied into some of the walks such as a treasure hunt in Stafford Town Centre, a fairy hunt in Victoria Park and picnics at the Trentham Monkey Forest.

Stafford Borough Council is running the festival to coincide with two national walking events – 80th Anniversary of the Ramblers and the Living Streets Walking Month.

For information on all the events taking place during the festival visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stafford-borough-walking-festival

Now into its sixth year the event attracted over 6000 people in 2014.

Head of Environment and Health at Stafford Borough Council, Howard Thomas, said:

“We hope people will take the opportunity to have a look at all the activities we have on during the Walking Festival and participate in anything that takes their interest.”

Although most of the walks are free there is a small charge for some. To book a place on a walk email walking@staffordbc.gov.uk or contact the borough council on 01785 619000.

If you’d like to become more active by taking up walking then visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/walkingforhealth