Horton Walking Festival takes place this weekend
HORTON residents are preparing to put their best foot forward this weekend with the return of the village walking festival.
Over the course of four days, from Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29, there will be walks and talks covering a wide range of countryside and subjects.
Each event is planned with different groups in mind so there are walks for parents and toddlers, the more experience rambler, historians and to visit sites of local interest.
Horton Walking Festival kicks off with an owl prowl led by Ian McGuire, of Wildowl, on Thursday, September 26 (7pm) at The Lodge in Lower Woods.
Then on Friday, September 27 two walks leave Horton Village Hall, a walk for health event in conjunction with South Gloucestershire Council at 10.30am and a walk and talk for women at 11am. In the evening (7.30pm), Stroud MP Neil Carmichael will give an illustrated talk on Antarctica and its future in the village hall.
Saturday will see a walk from Wotton-under-Edge back to Horton (meet at 9.50am at Horton Village Hall for a bus to Wotton) followed by two figure of eight walks, the first (10am) across Hawkesbury Common and the second (2pm) along the Cotswold Way to Little Sodbury. Meet at Horton Village Hall for both. A heritage trail also leave the hall at 10.30am and children are invited to fly a kite with their parents from 2pm. A pub quiz will finish the day (7.30pm) at Horton Social Club.
On Sunday, walkers are asked to meet at the village hall (9am) for transport to National Trust property Dyrham Park for an eight-mile walk back to Horton and a walk with Severn Vale views leave the village hall at 10am.
The final event of the weekend is a walk across the fields from the village to St James the Elder Church to visit the bell tower and find out about recently re-hung bells at the church (2pm).
Carol Brodie, one of the organisers of the festival, said: “Following the successful event in 2012 the second festival builds on last year’s success.
“Walks are being led by local enthusiasts. Walk lengths vary from two miles to 11 miles and there is something for walkers of all abilities. All walks start and finish at Horton Village Hall, where a range of homemade food will be available each day.” #
To book places on any of the walks or for more information call 01454 312277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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