FRODSHAM Festival of Walks, which had to be cancelled last year because of COVID, is back.
But the popular event will be slightly different this year and will follow the theme “Re-discover Where You Live”
Running throughout May – national walking month – it will consist of eight self-led walks varying in length from one mile to 10 miles.
The walks focus on Frodsham, Helsby and the lower reaches of the River Weaver. They highlight the heritage and landscapes of the area, including some lesser-known treasures within the ancient borough of Frodsham.
A new website frodshamfestivalofwalks.uk has maps and clear directions which can be printed at home or accessed from mobile phones. For the longer walks, GPX files can be downloaded onto smart devices.
The organisers hope walkers will share photos, sketches and poems inspired by their expeditions on the Frodsham Festival of Walks’ Facebook and Instagram pages.
Festival chairman Caroline Ashton thanked the Woodland Trust, Sandstone Ridge Trust, The Friends of Hob Hey Wood and others who contributed walks and ideas.
It is hoped the festival will return to its usual programme of guided walks next year
This year’s festival is dedicated to Joe Beswick (1931-2020), a keen fell runner, footpath warden, and outdoor enthusiast who loved to encourage others to enjoy healthy open-air activities.