Tuesday, 9 March 2010

1st Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival

I normally ignore PR mail that I receive but this one concerns an area of the Country, that I have a soft spot for.

An invitation to explore Swanage & Purbeck & the stunning Jurassic Coast
The First Purbeck Walking Festival
May 3rd –May 7th 2010

The first annual Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival is now an essential event for the spring calendar for walkers of all abilities.
Only 2.5 hours from London Waterloo, and a World Heritage site, the Purbecks are blessed with breathtaking scenery such as the chalk cliffs around the Studland peninsular, historic villages such as Corfe Castle, and the hidden coves of Chapman’s Pool and Kimmeridge Bay. Miles of coastal and countryside paths make for unrivalled walking, as well as bird and wildlife watching, particularly as the area is home to many rare species.

A varied programme will be running throughout the week which has been specifically designed to cater for a wide range of interests and abilities as well as giving an insight into the area’s fascinating history. Local and specialist guides will be on hand to reveal the delights and secrets of the area, and Festival participants will able to take advantage of inclusive steam rail travel on Swanage’s world famous steam railway as well as sample some of the delicious local Purbeck produce and finest ales with inclusive pub lunches in some instances.

Now; I know this type of event probably won't be for the hardened backpacker or walker but for the few readers that do like a gentle stroll; this is an ideal opportunity to enjoy some of the best walks in and around the area of Purbeck.

The walks range from strenuous 15 milers to an easy 1 mile walk around 'old Swanage'. All walks look to cost £3.00 to join and there is a .pdf file to download for each walk.

More information is available from the website:- http://www.walkswanage.com/

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads-up - I may pop in and take a looksee