After a chance meeting between one of our committee members and local resident and Spring Watch presenter Kate Humble, whilst out walking in Monmouthshire, Kate has kindly agreed to offer her support to the Monmouthshire Walking festival. Here’s what Kate has to say about the delights of walking in Monmouthshire.
“What is it that makes a good walk? Do you look for woodland or open fields? Do you like the exhilaration of a heart-thumping climb and the reward of a spectacular view, or prefer a gentle saunter along a river bank and the chance siting of a kingfisher? Do you look for historical monuments and ancient routes that have been used for hundreds of years? Or perhaps you walk to get closer to our natural world; to smell the wildflowers, admire soaring birds of prey or get glimpses of shy deer? Picnic or pub? One mile or twenty? And once you’ve decided all that, where do you go? It’s simple. You can do all these things in Monmouthshire. Of course, I’m biased. This is my home and I love it. I think I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And like wanting to pass on a great recipe or recommend a good book, I want you to discover Monmouthshire the way I did – on foot. The Monmouthshire Walking Festival will allow you to do just that. There are numerous guided walks for every level of walker, so lace up your walking boots and come and experience all the wonderful variety and diversity Monmouthshire has to offer. Then you can have the pleasure of introducing your friends to one of the most beautiful places in the world.”
25th July 2011