Corsham Walking Festival 2017
Thank you to everybody who helped make this year's Walking Festival our most successful ever. Aided by favourable walking conditions, 335 walkers took part in 18 walks over the three days and 100 people attended the Quiz and Buffet on the Saturday evening. There was a real buzz about the Festival for the whole weekend - starting with putting up displays on the Thursday evening at the Springfield Campus amid a stream of general election voters!
Despite the distraction of the general election results on Friday, the opening of the Festival by Corsham's own para-Olympian, Stephanie Millward MBE, still managed to make the local news. As usual the chance to be photographed wearing an Olympic gold medal proved irresistible for many of those attending the ceremony!
The general election was never far from peoples' minds during the weekend and it was no surprise that the winning team in the Quiz - and recipient of the Golden Boots - were "Slightly Less Weak and Wobbly".
To see photos from the weekend - and a link to the video about the Festival made by Corsham TV please go to our website or like us on Facebook.
While on the subject of Facebook, our Facebook page now has 240 people who 'Like' the page. It has proved a useful way of sharing walking, local news and festival updates. However, it would be even better if people could communicate with each other on Facebook and share their interest in local walking and post photos. We have therefore decided to change our Facebook presence from a Page to a Group. This would enable several people to be 'Admins' and get involved with Corsham Walking Festival. If you use Facebook and are interested in getting involved, please contact us on: email@example.com.
The verbal feedback immediately on completion of the walks has been very positive - including from those returning after the 20 mile walks on Saturday and Sunday! Our post Festival survey has been running for the last two weeks and will close on Tuesday 4 July. We really value your feedback, so if you would like to complete the survey (it only takes a couple of minutes) but no longer have the email with the link please get in contact and I will resend. The Committee will be reviewing the feedback at its next meeting on 13 July and I hope to be able to give a summary in the next newsletter.