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Monday, January 19, 2015

Step out in Llan's walking festival this May

* The beautiful countryside around Llangollen where some of the walks will be held.

PEOPLE are being invited to step out in the annual Llangollen Walking Festival, which takes place in and around the town this May.

Organiser Mike Smart, of Summerhill-based walking guides company Treksmart, said: “We’re inviting people to come and join us in this beautiful Victorian town where walkers are welcome, for short, medium and long walks all within the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site.”

Programme for the festival, which takes place over three days on May 2, 3 and 4, is:

Saturday May 2

UNESCO World Heritage Site walk (easy walk of 4.5 miles)

• Llangollen town history walk (easy)

Castle, cliff top, valley and fantastic views (moderate walk of eight miles)

Ponderosa, World's End, High Moors, Cliff Top, castle and fantastic views (strenuous walk of 12 miles)

Evening entertainment, with local food and drink, Welsh folk tale storytelling (in English), music and song

Sunday May 3

Food and drink walk (easy 3.5 miles)

Steam train ride and walk (moderate walk of eight miles)

• Steam train ride and walk and high moors and wilderness trek (strenuous walk of 15 miles)

Monday May 4

• History in the landscape walk (3.5 miles)

• Photography walk (easy)

• Chirk Castle, two aqueducts, Offa's Dyke, battle site and Pilgrims Way (strenuous walk of 12 miles) 

• Nordic walking for beginners

• Nordic walk advanced level

Mike Smart added: “Apart from all this we’ll also have free Welsh beer for the over-18s and other free refreshments on some walks.”
* For more information go to: or e-mail to The festival is also on Facebook. 

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