Posted: Fri 17th Jun 2016

Walk This Way For The Love2Walk Festival

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016

Starting this Saturday, the Love2Walk Festival (18 – 26 June) will invite walkers of all ages and abilities to pick up some historic tales as they clock up the miles. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The FREE annual walking festival, which is organised by Bridgend County Borough Council in partnership with the Local Access Forum and a team of volunteers, calls on local residents to lace up their walking boots or trainers to enjoy a week-long programme of walks that range in difficulty. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Many of the walks invite history buffs to brush up on their local knowledge, with highlights including a walk around Maesteg’s listed buildings on Thursday 23 June, and a harbour history walk in Porthcawl on Friday 24 June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Nature lovers will enjoy being led by a knowledgeable guide on a bat walk around Porthcawl’s Wilderness Lake on Thursday 23 June from 9:30pm, while children will love the ‘Aliens in Underpants’ storywalk which starts from Bridgend Library on Saturday 18 June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There are 31 walks in total, all of which are free of charge, although some require advance booking. For full details about all of the walks, please visit www.love2walk.co.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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