A WALKING festival in Wotton has been hailed as a great success by the organisers.

Held over the three days from May 10-12 in and around the lanes and countryside of Wotton-under-Edge, an estimated 300 people enjoyed a total of 16 guided walks at the Wotton Walking Festival.

All the walks were free, however voluntary contributions helped to cover the costs of the event.

Christine Sweet, secretary of the festival committee, said: “We have had positive feedback from several walkers, one of whom had driven 100 miles to take part in one walk.

“There was a wonderful festive feel over the weekend and we were proud to show off our historic market town and surrounding areas.

“We would like to thank all the local people and businesses who helped make the festival happen.

“The festival is organised by volunteers and we would welcome the input of anyone who wants to become involved.”

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