2016 Spring walking festival
The 2016 Spring Walking Festival – Saturday 30th April to Saturday 7th May 2016
Welcome to the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival
Now in its 16th year, the festival has a good choice of guided walks for you to choose from. The festival is now created, albeit a bit late. I hope you find some walks that take your fancy. You can book directly from this website using your credit card or by phoning Ilfracombe TIC on 01271 863001.
Although this is our 16th year, this years festival is actually our 20th walking festival, because we did a few autumn festivals as well. Because we use a booking system for all our walking festivals, we have accurate stats which I thought I would put together for all the festivals we have so far done. Over all those festivals we have guided 792 walks, with 4572 individual walkers who bought 9055 walk tickets. I found these figures quite surprising!
Walking festivals are a great way of getting to know an area, giving you the confidence to come back and do your own at another time. But, of course, a lot of you enjoy our friendly guides showing you the way with no worries of getting lost.
I hope you find some walks that suit your ability and you enjoy coming to our walking festival. The walk numbers are the date of the walk and a reference letter, so for example, walk 1B is on 1st May.
Keep up to date with the festival on its Facebook page.
Bryan Cath, Walking Festival Coordinator
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.