£1,000 boost for Sidmouth’s fourth walking festival

PUBLISHED: 15:15 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:16 08 September 2017

Chris Woodruff (second from right), Chair of the SVA Keith Owen Fund Committee, handing over the cheque to the organisers of the Sidmouth & East Devon Walking Festival: Ted Swan, Jennifer Dixon, Norma Self and Bob Hewett.

Chris Woodruff (second from right), Chair of the SVA Keith Owen Fund Committee, handing over the cheque to the organisers of the Sidmouth & East Devon Walking Festival: Ted Swan, Jennifer Dixon, Norma Self and Bob Hewett.

Archant

The volunteers behind the Sidmouth and East Devon Walking Festival are celebrating a £1,000 boost.

This is the second time the Sid Vale Association’s (SVA) Keith Owen Fund has supported the event, in a bid to make it more established and self-sustaining.

Now in its fourth year, the festival returns from September 23 to 29, with 19 walks to choose from.

The SVA’s Chris Woodruff said: “The festival provides an opportunity for both local people and visitors from further afield to appreciate the beauty of the Sid Valley and the surrounding countryside, just as Keith Owen wished.

“Exploring on foot is the very best way to get to know the area and take some healthy exercise at the same time, so we are very happy to nurture this festival.”

The organising committee thanked the SVA and Sidmouth Town Council for their support. Email ticinfo@sidmouth.gov.uk or 01395 516441 for bookings.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald