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Get your boots on for Wirral Walking Festival 2018!

THERE are more events than ever being held as part of Wirral Walking Festival, a perambulating festival of Wirral’s coast, countryside and urban open spaces that takes place every May.

Wirral Walking Festival 2018 is open now for booking. The line-up includes a variety of walks, events and visits, not only showcasing the coast and countryside of our green and pleasant peninsula, but also exploring the history and heritage of Wirral.

There will be in-depth looks behind the stories of some of the borough’s most famous garden villages, such as Bromborough Pool and Port Sunlight, plus a chance to explore the origins of others, including Oxton and The Arno. Walk leaders will be looking at Wirral success stories, such as the Riverside Park at Port Sunlight, transformed from a landfill site to woodlands and wetlands. And there will of course be a chance to tread the footpaths and bridleways of Wirral’s favourite paths.

Buggy Fitness and Walks for Health feature too, and there is a strong accent on the physical and mental wellbeing of simply putting one foot in front of another and getting out in the fresh air.

Cllr Phil Brightmore, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for parks, said: ‘Wirral Walking Festival has gone from strength to strength. It gives local people and visitors the opportunity to see parts of the borough they might not have visited before and the chance to showcase some old favourites.

‘Whether you’re a seasoned walker, or you’re yet to discover our fantastic network of footpaths, this is a chance to get walking.’

The full brochure will be up soon on visitwirral.com, in the meantime check out more info about walks here