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The event is being seen as a showcase for all that is best in the county’s rich and highly acclaimed natural and historic environment, and ticket sales for the wide-ranging 77-walk festival are being snapped up quickly and enthusiastically.
“The festival is supported by all the local authorities in Suffolk – there was really good buy-in from them right from the start.There are Nordic walking “tasters” and “mindfulness” walks, and there is even a “speed dating” walk – a 5.5 mile potentially romantic stroll in the Stour Valley near Lavenham in which participants may “meet a potential partner or make friends for life”.Suffolk County Council cabinet member for health Tony Goldson was in no doubt about the value of the festival.“We are delighted that this year’s walking festival marks the beginning of Suffolk’s Year of Walking,” he said.“The festival is now in its ninth year and is really gaining momentum,” said Ms Parker.“It is being seen in a really positive light and as a great showcase for Suffolk’s natural and historic environments, and the benefits that people gain from being out in them.”The festival will be launched with a gentle stroll sponsored by Suffolk Coastal District Council at RSPB Minsmere on May 14, an event that will also include the launch of the Suffolk Year of Walking, – a multi-partner initiative that will continue until the end of the 2017 festival.
Some festival walks are free but some have small participation charges.
Walks range from some that highlight the benefits of exercise to those themed around architecture, or nature or the county’s artistic heritage or its social history.
It is spearheaded by the county council’s Discover Suffolk project and we have great support from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) teams and the Ipswich-based Activ Lives charity.“Every walk will be themed and will be led by experts in their particular fields who have volunteered to help.
So many organisations and individuals have given their support.”Several Suffolk County Council staff had volunteered to be walk leaders, she said.
They included members of the council’s environment and rights of way teams and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB team was also providing leaders and sponsoring all the festival’s “challenge” walks.“The problem with the programme was not so much what to include but what to leave out because in Suffolk, we are spoilt for choice with walking options,” said Ms Parker.
“We settled on the programme as it stands because there are so many chances for everyone to get involved in some way with it – it’s not only for people who are experienced walkers, it’s for those who may not have done any exercise for a while, too.”Ms Parker has worked closely with festival co-ordinator Karina Coghlin, of the company Create PR.