Bollington walking festival

Bollington is once again hosting a Walking Festival which will allow both visitors and locals the chance to admire the scenery of the area.

The Festival is an annual event which allows people of all ages and energy levels to enjoy a walk in the fresh air of the countryside.

Walking Festival for 2017

The dates for the festival run from the 23rd September to 1st October 2017, with an opening ceremony on the first day. This will be taking place at the Town Hall at 9.45am, right ahead of the 8.5 mile Mayor’s Boundary Walk. This is a great chance to get stuck in and will be one of the popular choices for locals.


There are also a number of other walks on offer. The longest of them is the 20-mile long “Out to the Edge”, which will give walkers a real challenge. There is also a 12 mile walk along ridges and valleys, a 3 hour Nordic Walking event in which participants will use walking poles, and a 4 mile Ramble Up The Ridge.

There’s a Lunchtime Café Crawl starting at Brassingtons, though this is now sold out – though get in touch with the organisers if you wish to be on the reserve list.

There are a full list of 46 walks available, so there is bound to be something on a date, time, and difficulty level that suits you. Many of them are selling out quickly, so if you want to take part you may wish to act sooner rather than later.

A great opportunity

Not only is the Walking Festival a chance to enjoy lots of guided walks around the heritage, wildlife, and fabulous scenery of Cheshire, but it’s also a chance to support local businesses. Walkers will be able to visit the town and go to some of the pubs and accommodation options along the way to sample their hospitality.

If you wish to support the festival organisers, you can pick up White Nancy Walking Badges for £1 each during the walks, so be sure to talk to your guide if this sounds good to you.

All of the information about the festival, the organisers, and where the walks will go can be found on the official Walking Festival website. This is a great place to keep up to date with information, not just for this year but also for future events.

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