Festival Launch

At Monmouth’s Shire Hall, representatives of walking interests in Monmouthshire came together to hear about the future of Monmouthshire Walking Festival.

The festival was initiated by adventa, the county council’s rural development programme as part of its support for festivals and events. Previous festivals were run by adventa in 2009 and 2010 and successfully attracted walkers from across Monmouthshire and beyond. In line with project objectives, adventa has now handed over the festival to a volunteer, not for profit organisation who will be taking the festival forward.

The committee of the newly formed Monmouthshire Walking Festival are Chris Brown, Helen Kenneally, Clare Scutts and Sue Waters. At the meeting Chris explained that their plans were still being finalised but that they intended to hold a festival from 22nd – 31st October 2011, offering a range of walks to showcase the best of walking in Monmouthshire.

For more information see – Monnow Voice

21st June 2011

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