2015 Spring Walking Festival – Saturday 2nd May to Saturday 9th May 2015

Welcome to the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival

Now in its 15th year, the festival has a good choice of guided walks for you to choose from.

In this years festival we have kept the visit to Lundy Island, starting bright and early from Ilfracombe harbour on the first day of the festival. Lundy Island have offered the festival-goers a discounted ticket which you can get by quoting code “DAYADTWF” when booking with Ilfracombe TIC.

The Exmoor Society have offered us one of their free short walks on birdsong. This is likely to book up quickly, so book early. There is a chance to find red deer with one of the National Park Rangers. Another Ranger walk shows part of Exmoor that was influenced by the Knight family whose legacy gives the moor its character we see today.

We have kept in some of our popular walks and brought back some walks we did some years back with guides who are sadly no longer with us.

If you are into old railways, then we have a linear walk using the West Somerset Railway to take us out to the start. And we have the interesting walk discovering the West Somerset Mineral Line and its unique way of getting ore down to the harbour.

As usual now, we are starting the festival in North Devon and moving eastwards across Exmoor to West Somerset. This year, for the first time, we are taking a day off on Thursday, so you have the chance to discover Exmoor’s other attractions or do your own self-guided walk.

I would like to thank all our guides, wardens and rangers for their continued support.

Our advertisers and walk sponsors also help towards the festival costs and keeping it running. Please try and support those who have advertised in this brochure and on the website. Without their support, and of course your support, we would not have our walking festival.

I hope you find some walks that suit your ability and you enjoy coming to our walking festival.

Keep up to date with the festival on its Facebook page.

Best wishes

Bryan Cath, Walking Festival Coordinator
Twitter: @bryancath
Facebook: Festival Facebook page
01271 883131

PS If you find you cannot make the festival, I have written a selection of walks booklets that take in some previous festival walks. I have also written some picnic spots booklets and cycle rides which might be of interest. Go to www.combewalks.com for more details of the booklets.