Take the Walking Challenge in September's Walking Festival !

Bedfordshire Walking Festival is taking place this month so why not come along on one of the many walks available and explore the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside?

​Walking connects us with nature and those around us and has many benefits, including helping to improve mental health and well-being and reduce anxiety, fatigue and stress.

There is a range of different walks available for almost every ability level. Choose a Pop-Up walk if you want to go on a short, special interest or half-day walk. 

If you'd prefer to walk alone or with friends then why not set yourself some goals with a Pop Out Time Challenge! For the more adventurous, the Greensand Challenge is ideal for small groups with the aim to walk all or part of the Greensand Ridge walk over the weekend of 12-13 September.

Pop Along 2 Apps & Maps: September's courses
- future courses: Book Here.
  • Mon 14th Sept @ 19.00 - What Makes a Good Walk Leader ?
  • Tues 22nd Sept @ 19.00 - An Introduction to Compasses
  • Thurs 1st Oct Sept @ 19.00 - The Use of Apps in Walking

Bedfordshire Walkers: Pop Off for the Small Group: Greensand Challenge
The challenge is to see how many miles of the Greensand Ridge Path (40 miles between Leighton Buzzard and Gamlingay) you can walk self-guided over the weekend of 12th and 13th September.

Certificates will be awarded to any group or individual who completes the full 40 miles.

Pop Out Time Challenge
If you'd prefer to go out on your own or with friends why not stretch yourself that little bit further with the  Pop Out Time Challenge -

How much time do you usually spend out walking each week? Set yourselves an additional target to achieve. At the end of each week send us a record of your time out and the team will calculate your gains. 

Bedfordshire Area Ramblers: POP UP and start Exploring Bedfordshire
A range of walks together with details are available to explore here.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the walking programme has been reviewed and revised to take into account government social distancing guidelines. Walk leaders will also be required to complete risk assessment forms and keep participant details for a specific time.

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