Witton Weavers Way Walking Festival 2013
Contact InformationWitton Park
Preston Old Road
Tel: 01254 55423
Witton Weavers Way Walking Festival 10th -30th June2013
Now in its tenth year the festival boast something for everyone from light strolls to countryside rambles and celebrates 'ten' years throughout June starting on the 10th to June 30th, featuring over 20 walks exploring the locality of Blackburn and Darwen. Organised by Countryside Services, alongside the Council's Re:fresh Team plus support from many local walking groups. This year we are pleased to include the East and West Lancashire Long Distance Walking Association who are organising two walks both over 15 miles in distance. Exploring the Witton Weavers Way, with the Blackburn Beauty and the Darwen Delight , these walks will be for the more experienced walkers. Many other walks for those just wishing to participate in a gentle stroll or like a challenge, the Festival offers a good variety.
Alfred Wainwright will also feature with several themed walks that will take you on his amazing journey, as he explored the wonderful surrounding countryside. This includes a walk from Blackburn to Whalley which Wainwright explored in his early days living in the Town, led by the Blackburn & Darwen Rambler groups. Or enjoy a Heritage Walk that explores Corporation Park, discovering the history of the park and a finish at Blackburn Central Library for refreshments.
Also this year a special talk will be given by Ron Scholes of the Wainwright Society, friend of Alfred Wainwright at 2pm on June 27 at Blackburn Library.
Most of the walks are free, unless stated, though we do ask please to ring in and book a place when possible.
For details of all the walks: http://www.blackburn.gov.uk/Lists/DownloadableDocuments/WittonWeaversWayWalking.pdf or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040
Witton Country Park is approx 1 mile to the west of Blackburn town centre and 2 miles from Junction 3 of the M65. The walks start at various locations throughout the Borough so please check before you set off.
Public Transport Directions
The park is well served by local buses and is about 1/2 mile from Cherry Tree rail station.
By Bus - Service No. 152 to Preston from Blackburn Boulevard.
Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further information 01254 688040 Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact:
Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area)
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50