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!

Walk list 2021 released!

Hot off the press – the list of walks is now available from the calendar. Due to the uncertainty around Covid, we’ve decided not to print the full-colour leaflet as it might all change. However, there will be a printable PDF to download shortly.

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.