WELCOME TO THE CORBY WALKING FESTIVAL WEBSITE!
The Corby Walking Festival is in its fifth year and celebrates the wealth of walking opportunities in and around the borough of Corby.
The Festival is a 3 day event and was initially developed by local Parish Path Warden and walking enthusiast Mel Jarvis, who created the Around Corby 34 mile circular route, which connects the parishes via a series of public footpaths.
The Festival is now organised by a Working Group which is made up of a number of local and county organisations such as Corby Borough Council, Northamptonshire Ramblers, Northamptonshire County Council and East Carlton Health Walking Group. A 3 day walking programme is offered with a variety of led walks to suit all interests and fitness abilities. Everyone can experience the enjoyment of walking with no charge, whether they live in the town or villages, courtesy of the Festival. Whether you’re a complete walking novice, interested in local history, photography, wildlife, or just want to challenge yourself with one of the long distance routes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY NOW! The next Festival takes place 4th – 6th May 2013. Watch this page for further news on the walk programme as it is developed.
BENEFICIARY CHARITY FOR 2013
The Working Group is pleased to support Lakelands Day Care Hospice as the beneficiary charity for 2013. Lakelands provides respite day care facilities for adults in North Northamptonshire, South Leicestershire and Rutland. The goal of the organisation is to improve the quality of life of patients and families living with life-limiting illnesses, including cancer and heart failure. For more information about the work of Lakelands click here.
NEW FOR 2013 - UNLED WALK ROUTES. WOODLAND TRAILS IN CORBY
A NEW IDENTITY FOR CORBY WALKING FESTIVAL
A new logo has been designed for Corby Walking Festival thanks to the creative talent of students at Brooke Weston Academy.
The Corby Walking Festival Working Group organised a competition with the Brooke Weston IT Department and students were asked to design a logo that would create a new branding for the Festival. The winner was William Frogley.
A prize of £50.00 was presented to William by Cllr Paul Beattie, Corby Borough Council Member Champion for Cycling and Walking.
Suzanne Preston, Rural Pride Officer for Corby Borough Council said: ‘We wanted a logo that would have a strong local identity, whilst also giving the Festival a new, more dynamic branding. William’s design was very contemporary and represented the exciting period of regeneration the borough is currently experiencing, as well as making the connection with the abundance of green space and local countryside. Well done William!’
The logo will be used on all future publicity material and the Festival website.