A novel use of the Walkers are Welcome logo in a proposed hoarding to improve a gap site in the town of Kilsyth.
The Ordnance Survey have put together a pack for organisers of walking festivals to help them make their event a success and encourage those attending to continue walking throughout the year.
The pack consists of:
• A free OS Custom Made Map for your use which can be flat for wall-mounting or folded for use on walks
• A free 3-month subscription to OS getamap for your use so you can add your routes and share them with your visitors or on social media
• A discount code for an OS getamap subscription that you can give out to all festival visitors
The offer is open to any town or group organising a walking festival in 2014 who has not already been contacted. If you contact: Jonathan.Elder@ordnancesurvey.co.uk he is happy to add your Walking Festival to the OS Walking Festival web page and send them their own unique discount codes.
Please include in your email :Name of Festival, website URL and dates of Festival.
Kirkby Stephen & District Walkers are Welcome are celebrating with David and Heather Pitt and Pennine Journey Supporters Club:
The Pennine Journey was devised by David and Heather Pitt having been inspired by Alfred Wainwright’s original Pennine Journey now 75 years ago. This 18 stage, 247 mile new trail was also included in the first North Pennines Walking Festival in September 2013 with ‘PJ in a day’, walking all sections of the trail for various charities. The Ordnance Survey will put the route of the Pennine Journey long-distance footpath onto their Landranger and Explorer maps in future reprints.
As well as Kirkby Stephen, Walkers are Welcome members Alston Moor are also a featured stop on the the southerly journey.
Kirkby Stephen have just unveiled a pavement tablet memorial to Alfred Wainwright marking 75 years since his Pennine Journey and 40 years since the publication of his Coast to Coast.
For more details of the route click here.
For those who missed the Conference/Get Together you missed a great weekend of debate, interesting and thought provoking talks together with an impressive Conference dinner and entertainment. (A more detailed report will follow shortly on the Get Together page). It was good to see many towns bringing display boards publicising walking leaflets, television features, childrens’ walks and overseas presentations. It is a great inspiration to see the ideas and initiatives developing from towns in the network.
The organisers put in a great deal of hard work to make the Get Together in Norfolk a great success and now next years’ Conference/Get Together will be in Chepstow with some mouth watering events.
A workshop at Swaffham WAW Conference