Announcement/Mayor’s walk postponed

We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of her Majesty the Queen yesterday.

After a great deal of careful thought we have decided to continue with the walking festival. We believe it provides wonderful opportunities for people to come together, talk and reflect, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings our lovely countryside provides.

The exception to this is the Mayor’s Boundary Walk on Sunday. This has been postponed until the new year because it is considered an Mayoral engagement which need to be halted during the official mourning period.

The team will be at the Cotton Tree tonight to raise a glass to her Majesty if you wish to join us. May she rest in peace.

Photo competition winner

The Bollington Walking Festival Photo Competition is now closed! The winner was Terry Heathcote with this stunning shot called ‘Changeable Weather’. Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, there were some great pictures that we will be able to use for future festivals.

Change to advertised walk on Monday

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the leader will not be available to lead Paul’s Perambulation tomorrow. Chris has very kindly stepped into the breach and will be leading an eight mile walk from the Cotton Tree to Rainow and return via Ely Brow.

So slightly shorter and slightly less strenuous than advertised but still a good tramp!

We’re hanging up our boots for a year

The Committee of the Bollington Walking Festival have made the decision to have a break from the event this year (2020).

This decision was made before the COVID-19 pandemic – weird…

The event has run very successfully for ten consecutive years now and we feel that it is a good time to have a break from the event, come up with some fresh ideas and recruit new people to contribute and make a difference to the event in future years. We want to stress that this is purely for 2020 and we will definitely be back in 2021, hopefully as good as ever, if not better!

In the meantime, don’t forget there are a wide variety of walks run by the Bridgend Centre on Wednesdays, Saturdays and in the evenings. You can check our website and socials for updates and news on new walks and events.

Photo Competition Winner

The Bollington Walking Festival photo competition has now closed and we have a very worthy winner, ‘Resting at the Top’ by Emma Stephenson which was taken on Eccles Pike on the Big Thirst walk to Chinley Beer Festival.

Thank you so much to Jo Royle Outdoor Shop in Buxton who donated a £50 voucher as first prize.

Thank you also to everyone who took part, we have some cracking shots, a selection of which will be used to promote our Festival next year.

Free Solo showing at Flix in the Stix

For the first time ever we are showing a film as part the Walking Festival. At Pott Shrigley’s fabulous ‘Flix in the Stix’, we will be showing Free Solo, the climbing film of 2018. Thursday 26th September from 6:30pm. Get your tickets on our website or through Flix in the Stix. £5.