From Saturday 27th April to Sunday 5th May whether you enjoy gentle strolls or long walks or foraging or meditation or photography or even singing, there is a walk in this year’s festival to suit you! All ages and abilities are catered for and most of the walks are FREE.
Dawlish Walking Festival returns for a 4th successful year thanks to Scott Richards, a local solicitors’ firm, making a generous donation for the third year running, and a grant from Dawlish Town Council. Once again, Dawlish Transition is organising the event with the help of many local volunteers and organisations.
Festival favourites like ‘Walking the Bounds’, ‘Meditation Walks’, ‘Walk and Draw’, ‘The Architecture of Dawlish’ and the ‘Scott Richards Coast Path Walk’ are in the programme of over 35 walks. 2019 sees several new walks including: a ‘Singalong a Walk’; two ‘Night Walks’; ‘The Lost Pubs of Dawlish’; two ‘Foraging Walks’; and a ‘Craft around Dawlish Walk’.
The Festival is also proud to feature the official launch of the Dawlish Heritage Trail. Another new opportunity this year is to enjoy a gentle stroll and cream tea in RCH Bridge House’s wonderful gardens. Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers are organising both long and short walks as part of the Festival. A fun walking quiz for children under 10 to take part in and win a prize will also be part of the week-long event.
Last year’s Walking Festival was enjoyed by both local residents and tourists. Feedback showed it brought people to Dawlish and the surrounding area, and encouraged them to take part in walks. Even before the dates of this year’s event were announced enquiries were being made by people travelling from afar to stay in Dawlish for the week!
A copy of the Dawlish Walking Festival leaflet is being delivered to each household in Dawlish but if you haven’t got your copy yet, pick it up from the Tourist Information Centre, Dawlish Library or Open DAW (Dawlish Community Information Centre). Copies are also on the www.lovedawlish.co.uk and www.dawlishtransition.org.uk websites or follow the Festival on Facebook: @Dawlishwalkingfestival or Twitter: Dawlishwalk or ring: 07999 218216 for more details.
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