Saturday 3 September 2016
What's happening at Lydiard Park?
Everyone is welcome at a fun-filled celebration of all things walking in the historic grounds of Lydiard Park, in front of Lydiard House.
Exciting activities include group led walks, live music, free route maps, expert advice, food and games!
© Trevor Rickard
How do I attend?
Just turn up! Volunteers at our Welcome Tent will be happy to take your details and guide you through the activities and walks on offer.
There’s something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced walker or taking your first steps. Details of all the walks you can join during the event can be found here.
**Download the programme for the day!**
What to expect
We’ve got 15 exciting walks on offer throughout the day – ranging from half an hour walks led by Walking for Health volunteers to longer rambles to surrounding villages and countryside.
The festival site is on the lawn in front of Lydiard House and from 11am there’s plenty on offer for everyone.
In the morning, dhol drummers will kick off the walks. Throughout the day we’ll have expert advice on offer from Cotswold Outdoors and Ramblers Worldwide Holidays – as well as games for children and the young at heart!
If you prefer to walk independently or with your friends and family, you can pick up free Ramblers Routes maps for beautiful walks straight from the marquee.
To keep you fuelled before and after your walks, there will be a selection of hot and cold food and drinks on offer at the food tent.
Walk About festival
Walk About Lydiard Park is just one of hundreds of walking events taking place across Britain from 3 to 11 September.
You can find out more at www.ramblers.org.uk/walkabout and also use our online tracker to find walks, log walks and earn badges.
However you choose to Walk About, log your walks, invite your friends and win prizes!
Walk About is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to help everyone, everywhere enjoy walking.
Walk About is our biggest ever nationwide walking festival - find walks, log walks and earn badges today.