Well – we did it!
The inaugural Evesham Walking Festival (2019) is now over and it is safe to say, it was a great success. We had 243 people join us for the Festival – some just for a couple of walks, others for 10 or more. They made up a total of 458 walkers over the course of the week. We were blessed with excellent weather – the icing on the cake.
Thank you to all those who walked with us during the 2019 Festival. We hope to see you back again next year.
We would also like to offer our sincere thanks to all the organisations and experts who helped make it a very special week.
We will be updating this page as we collate the photos and feedback, so do come back and have another peek soon.
The Festival Team
Details of press coverage of the Festival can be found on the club PRESS COVERAGE page.
We were only able to join you for the last walk Broadway/Snowshill and am I pleased we did! From booking onto the walk, travel instructions – meeting place, safety advice/information etc all extremely well organised and presented. Thank you so much for the day we thoroughly enjoyed it, glorious weather being a bonus. I look forward to joining you next year and being better organised to attend a few more walks.
We really enjoyed meeting your team of passionate local leaders, who did an amazing job in organising a varied programme of events for the whole week. Whilst personally we found the numbers on the walks rather more than we are used to, most of the locals who attended appeared to enjoy the experience. The weather was a bonus, the introductory talks interesting and informative, and the poetry readings very appropriate in the circumstances.
We thoroughly appreciate the time and effort involved from your dedicated and committed team of volunteers, which contributed to making the event such a success, and wish you all the very best going forward.
Barry & Sandra
As first-time attendees, we found the warm welcome and very interesting Members made a great morning. Linking Housman to this Festival walk is a brilliant idea and certainly the main attraction for non-members. In my ignorance, other than the article in The Vale, my knowledge of Housman was limited to the title ‘On Bredon Hill’ and the phrase ‘Blue remembered hills’. Upon return home I printed both, and fully appreciated the emotion therein, deserving of a quiet moment. I do hope that you may include a similar walk next year, and perhaps allow a little more time for the reading of these two wonderful pieces.