Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival 2012

 A fantastic ‘Walking and Outdoor Festival’ was held in the Yorkshire Wolds last weekend (14th to the 23rd September 2012), in which over 25 different events were organised, showcasing the best the area has to offer in terms of wildlife and the countryside.

The festival brought together a large verity of activities ranging from strenuous walking (including different events such as ‘Nordic Walking across the Beverley Westwood’) to the more traditional moderate walks through The Wolds beautiful villages of South Cave & North Cave, Fridaythorpe, Thixendale and Millington to name a few.

A number of the shorter walks included activities for walkers to experience, including photography around Millington, bird watching with experts, ghost walks around Beverley and a rare opportunity to help make final yearly checks of bat boxes with the East Yorkshire Bat Group.

A number of events were also arranged to include all the family, ranging from survival skills in the outdoors, navigation for beginners and my boy’s own favourite, a GSP treasure hunt around Londesborough (made even more special for them as their pictures were taken to be included in next years festival leaflet … hopefully).    

Although pre-booking was essential on some of the events, a large number of activities were free of charge and open to everyone just to turn up and enjoy. Where costs had been applied these were extremely reasonable.

The full list and details of this year’s festival can be viewed here. Hopefully the festival will be held again next year, so will be looking forward to turning up and trying out some of the other events in 2013.

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