Superheroes wanted for Corby Walking Festival

Walkers enjoy last year's festival

Walkers enjoy last year's festival

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Walkers are limbering up for Corby Walking Festival and this year it kicks off with a Superhero Sunset hike.

The three-day festival, which takes place from Saturday, May 3, until Monday, May 5, will be launched with a walk in aid of Lakelands Hospice and people are invited to dress up as their favourite superhero and take part.

It is being held on the Friday, starting at 7pm from Corby boating lake and following a route around some of the town’s historic woodlands.

The walk will finish at the Everard Arms pub with food and a quiz and the entry fee is just £3.

During the festival there will be walks for novices, as well as events for people with special interests, including local history, photography and wildlife, National Trust sites and Nordic walking, all with qualified leaders.

The festival will finish with a family fun day and dog show on the Monday at East Carlton Country Park, from midday until 4pm, supported by Lakelands Hospice.

Corby Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “Corby Walking Festival has grown from year to year and we are once again glad to be involved.

“Not only does this festival get people active, mix walking with different interests and raise money for a fantastic local charity but it also takes advantage of the amazing green spaces that our borough has to offer.

“Sometimes this is something that we can take for granted and I hope that this festival again reminds everyone of the beautiful spaces to be enjoyed both in our town and countryside.

“I would like to thank all of the volunteers, Corby Council, Northamptonshire Ramblers, the county council and East Carlton Health and Walking Group for all of their support and efforts in helping to put together another great programme.”

A copy of the festival programme is available at www.corbywalkingfestival.org.uk, by calling the borough council’s rural pride officer Suzanne Preston on 01536 463177 or emailing Suzanne.preston@corby.gov.uk.