Take a hike for Bolton Walking Weekend 

07/09/11
Walking weekend poster
Bolton's Walking Weekend

This month will see Bolton residents put their best foot forward for the borough’s walking weekend.

Bolton Walking Weekend begins this Friday (September 9), with activities taking place all weekend until September 12.

The weekend offers an action-packed programme of walks for all ages and abilities.

Throughout the week keen hikers, intrepid ramblers and those just keen for some fresh air or socialising can take advantage of organised walks in the countryside and green spaces surrounding the town.

With walks up hill, down dale, and across moorland providing something for more experienced walkers, and special bat walks for families, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The festival is set to launch at 10am on September 9 with a Nordic walk starting at Leverhulme Park Community Club.
 
The festival programme has been put together by Bolton Council and NHS Bolton, as well as local organisations including the Rambler’s Association, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, and Age Concern.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “The weekend has something on offer for relative novices, young families and experienced walkers.

“It will provide a perfect opportunity for people to take advantage of the great countryside and green spaces that Bolton has to offer, and I hope that as many people as possible get their walking boots on and get involved.”

Fact sheets promoting the walks are available in all Bolton’s libraries and leisure centres or log onto www.boltonlife.org.uk and click on the Walking Weekend campaign to find out more information.

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