Hundreds of walkers are set to explore the rural areas of Bridgend during the Love2walk Festival 2010 which will be taking place from Wednesday 6th October to Sunday 10th October.
The event, which will be launched at Kenfig nature reserve on the 6th October, is set to be the biggest yet and compromises of 27 guided walks with something available for all ages and abilities over the 5 days. All walks will be free of charge and led by expert local guides in some of the most breathtaking rural areas that Wales has to offer.
The festival is packed with fun filled activities for all including opportunities to learn welsh while you walk, check out the local environment whilst nature rambling, test your bat detecting skills with our bat detecting walk or try out some bushcraft.
There are several new special interest walks available this year including
Nordic walking with huskies, a coal, iron and rail walk through the industrial areas of Tondu and Cefn Cribwr and an exciting ghost walk with a difference, with actors bringing to life some of the ghoulish tales of the area.
Don’t forget to bring your camera along to capture some of the outstanding views, flora and fauna and landmarks that the county has to offer.
A full programme of fringe events runs alongside the festival to make your festival experience complete. Why not take part in a Poem and Pints evening at the Prince of Wales at Kenfig or attend the Annual arts exhibition in the Berwyn Centre.
What’s more it couldn’t be easier to get to Bridgend. With excellent public transport services and just off the M4 motorway it’s easily accessible for all. For up to date information about local bus services or for help when planning a journey using public transport you can visit the Traveline Cymru website http://www.traveline-cymru.info or telephone 0871 200 22 33.
It is advisable to wear suitable clothing for your walk as all walks will be outdoors. To access advice on what to wear during the walks visit www.bridgendramblers.co.uk/clothing.html.
Booking is advisable for all walks! All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. To find out which walks are available
and book your place on a walk please contact: Bridgend Rights of Way
Team by Phone: 01656 642593 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the start time of your walks and be sure to arrive at your meeting point in plenty of time. All walks finish back where they started. Timings of walks are approximates and will depend on group size and abilities.
For up to date information and walks timetable please check out the love2Walk Festival website www.love2walk.co.uk. Walks timetable will be finalised by the end of August.
For accommodation information and package enquiries you will need to contact one of our two tourism information centres on 01656 654906/786639 or visit www.bridgend.gov.uk