Walking festival strides out again

William Frogley with his winning logo for the festival and supporters of the event

William Frogley with his winning logo for the festival and supporters of the event

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The full details of how people in the county can enjoy the countryside at an annual walking festival have been released.

The programme for the fourth Corby Walking Festival has been revealed and will feature a selection of walks for all ages and abilities.

The event will be taking place from Saturday, May 5, to Monday, May 7, and will also feature a sponsored walk for Lakelands Hospice on the first day and a fun day, also in aid of the charity, at East Carlton Park on the final day.

Cllr Paul Beattie, Corby Council’s member for cycling and walking, said: “Corby borough is rich in open spaces and also has the magnificent Rockingham Forest and Welland Valley on its doorstep.

“The festival showcases the fact that you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a pleasant walk in one of our parks or woodland areas, like our medieval Kings Wood.

“It‘s a great way to gain health benefits at the same time.”

This year’s festival will also have a new identity thanks to the efforts of a pupil at Brooke Weston Academy.

William Frogley was named as the winner in a contest to design a logo for the festival.

Corby Council’s rural pride officer Suzanne Preston said: “William’s design was very contemporary and represented the exciting period of regeneration the borough is currently experiencing, as well as making the connection with the abundance of green space and local countryside.”

CORBY WALKING FESTIVAL