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News

Local Businesses Donate Prizes

Many thanks to the local businesses who donated prizes for the charity raffle held at the festival’s evening supper and quiz event:

The Corsham Co-op, Corsham Hardware, The Corsham Greengrocer, The Little Kitchen, All The Pretty Things, Previous, Imperial Garden, Toby Haynes Butchers, Barnett Brothers, The Corsham Bookshop, Corsham Deli, Angle Picture Framing, Viva La Pizza, Daisy Chain, The Factory Shop.

Survey Problem & Lost Property

    Post Festival Survey

You will have received our online survey form, and your feedback helps us improve the festival each year.

We are aware of a problem with the survey which prevents selection of more than walk number. If you did go on more than one walk, please select one and then give the other numbers in the comments box.

Many thanks for your help with this.

    Lost Property

A wine glass and a bottle opener were left after the evening event. If you wish to claim either item, please contact chair@corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk

Quiz Supper Sold Out!

Yes, it really has completely sold out. If you are feeling rather miserable about this, ask the Pound to put you on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

If you need to cancel your booking for a festival event, please inform the Pound Arts Centre (01249 701628) and if your place is filled you will receive a refund.

For last minute cancellations please call Festival HQ on – 07949 122119. Thank you.

We want your photos!

We would be eternally grateful if you could send us your favourite festival photos to:

publicity@corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk.

If using a phone camera – best to hold it horizontally apparently.

And if you could shoot mini videos – perhaps friends and family talking about their festival experience, that would be utterly fantastic, just a few seconds will do. Of course, we don’t want your walks to be held up while snapping – but the start, finish and any breaks might be good opportunities.

So get creative, use your imagination – and most of all let it be fun!

The fabulous folk at Corsham Television will glue it all together and make a little promotional film about the Corsham Walking Festival.

Thank you everyone for all your support!

Please bring your preferred wine & beer for the evening supper.

There is a change of plan for the Evening Supper and Quiz Event, as the cash bar will only be selling soft drinks, tea and coffees – not alcohol. Please feel free to bring your own alcoholic drinks, and glasses will be supplied for you. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please notify us of any special dietary requirements you have at: web@corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk

Time to cast off your walking boots and have some fun!

13 Walks Sold Out!

A massive thank you to all our supporters for booking on our festival walks and evening event. Nearly everything has filled up much faster than we anticipated.

Don’t forget to book your places for the Evening Supper and Quiz – it’s so enjoyable to meet other walkers for delicious food, music and entertainment and some gorgeous prizes. After all that walking we deserve it!

Places still available are:

SAT 7 Children’s Treasure Hunt – 7 places left

Places also available on: Corsham Quest, Historic Corsham, Mindfulness Walk and Evening Supper Quiz.

You can book via Book Now buttons on the Festival Walks page of this website, or at the Pound Arts Centre, Corsham.

Books & Maps and Where to Find Them

Did you know there is a new little section on our website called ‘Books and Maps’.
You can find it via the Out and About tab.

If you have the good fortune to live in or near Corsham, have a wander down the High Street
to the wondrous Corsham Bookshop and the Tourist Information Centre. There you will find
all you need to plan some local walks while waiting for the Corsham Walking Festival.
Not long now…

Here it is.

Stephanie Millward MBE to open festival!

We are delighted to announce that double gold paralympic swimming medallist, Stephanie Millward, will be opening this year’s festival.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the opening ceremony at Corsham’s Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, SN13 9DN. The event starts at 1.15 pm on Friday 9th June when Stephanie will cut the ribbon and see off the first walk departing from the Campus.

10 Walks Sold Out!

Places on our Festival walks are still selling fast. Thank you all – and don’t forget your evening event tickets, as about 50 people have already booked. Please let us know any special dietary requirements.

The following walks are now sold out:

FRI 2 Hartham Park
FRI 3 Quarry Tramways
SAT 3 Hidden Valleys
SAT 5 GWR & Brunel Railways
SUN 1 Solsbury Hill
SUN 4 Castle Combe
SAT 2 Exploring a Wildflower Meadow
SUN 5 Folly of Rocks and Fossils
SAT 1 Over the Hills and Far Away
FRI 1 Canals, Lacock and the Ladbrook

Other walks with limited places are:

SUN 2 Explorer and Medieval Pilgrims – only 3 places left
SAT 6 Neston Paths – 5 places left
SUN 3 Hidden Quarries – 5 places left

If you know people with a limited walking range or wheelchair users – do suggest our accessible flat walk which explores Corsham’s historical features – SUN 6. A great opportunity for fresh air socialising and exercise.

Or try the Mindfulness Walk SAT 3 – when you can learn to apply mindfulness techniques whilst walking, with tea and cake to follow.

For children and families there are the Corsham Quest – running throughout the weekend, and Children’s Treasure Hunt.

The Quest is for teams of all ages – friends or family, who want to explore Corsham, have some fun and compete to win prizes donated by Automattic Comics and Toys of Corsham.

The evening supper quiz is also filling rapidly with at least 8 teams booked so far. Everyone loved this last year – laughter all round, delicious food and winning team went home with arms full of prizes. If your friends can’t make it – book anyway as impromtu teams will form on the night. Added features this year are a short film and live music from Akrat. Hope to see you all there!

BOOK YOUR PLACES NOW – via the Festival Walks page.