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Booking Conditions

  • Bookings are non-refundable except in the unlikely event that an event is cancelled.
  • Priority will be given to online bookings but should you wish to book by post please complete the booking form and send to: Kington Walks, c/o Kington Tourist Information Centre, 5 Church Street, Kington, HR5 3AZ together with your cheque for the correct amount made out to 'Kington Walks' and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Tickets by postal bookings will be subject to availability.
  • pdf Kington Walking Festival - Postal booking form 2015

    pdf Click here to download a .pdf version of this year's brochure.

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    Events

    We have a range of events running during the festival, both during the day and in the evenings. See below for more details. We look forward to seeing you at the opening evening Goulash supper and hopefully at many of the other events too.

    Nordic Walking Taster

     Sponsor: Brightstripe 

    Learn the specific technique of Nordic Walking with Zoe Hooper, a British Nordic walking qualified instructor. Enjoy getting exercise in the great outdoors. Suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Specialist poles will be provided.

    •    Burn 46% more calories than regular walking
    •    Less stress on your body and joints
    •    Good for posture and mobility of the spine
    •    Exercise over 90% of your skeletal muscles
    •    Releases neck and shoulder tension

    The session will last 1 hour.

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    Opening Event - Goulash Evening

     Sponsor: LaFarge Tarmac, Kington

    Come along to the Market Hall and enjoy our goulash evening with a vegetarian option too. Enjoy a glass of wine or sample some local ale. This is an informal friendly occasion with an opportunity to meet people from the walks, walk leaders and those who organise the walking festival. A fun, relaxed way to get into the spirit of Kington Walks with music provide by Kington Community Choir. A chance to meet old friends and make new ones. £5.00 in advance or £6.00 on the door. The ticket cost covers food but not drinks, there will be a bar available.

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    Goulash cooked by Trish of The Outdoor Kitchen

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    • Date Thursday, 17 September 2015
    • Start Time 6:00pm
    • Price £5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the night
    • Total Places 50

    Poor Visibility Navigation Workshop

     Sponsor: Kevin Walker, Mountain Activities 

    Learn to find your way on the hills in the thickest mist! In this indoor workshop Kevin Walker introduces the skills needed to navigate accurately in misty conditions, including compass work and estimating time and distance. Bring a compass, if you have one, but there should be enough around to borrow one for the lesson. A 2 hour workshop.

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    The Archaeology of the Walton Basin - ancient mysteries in the landscapes

     Sponsor: Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust 

    Bill Britnell will be talking about the remarkable concentration of archaeological sites in the Walton Basin (Radnor Valley) dating from the earliest times up to the medieval period and beyond. The talk will focus on the enigmatic cluster of Neolithic sites, dating to the period between 4000-2500 BC, which include long avenues, a causewayed camp and timber enclosures, some of which are amongst the largest known in Britain. Why were the sites constructed here, and what they were for? Bill's booklet Walton Basin, archaeology and conservation published in 2013 has recently become out of print but is now available digitally from the website of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (www.cpat.org.uk). Bill was Director of the Trust for many years and has worked on archaeological sites of a wide range of periods, including Neolithic chambered tombs, Bronze Age barrows, Iron Age hillforts and medieval churches, and is still actively involved in a number of projects, even after retiring. The talk will last about 50 minutes and Bill will be happy to answer questions.

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    Arts and Crafts Market

    A showcase for arts and crafts traders, artists and crafts people to promote their business and products. The Market Hall is a source for arts and crafts, hand crafted items, different art work, unique gifts, crafting trends. Come and visit the market in the heart of Kington.

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    Take a walk on the wild side with the Ziggy Stardust Experience

    From 1969 to 1974 we pretty faithfully recreate the sound, energy and look of the best of David Bowie's early era. As a band we play all the singles and great songs from Space Oddity to Aladdin Sane via The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory & "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars" LP all the way through (both sides!). Very danceable & energising! We are of course a little more mature than Bowie was then but we can at least say, "We were there man!!" Feel free to dress up!

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    Photography Walk

     Sponsor: Lady Hawkins' School and Sixth Form 

    This will be a relatively short walk of approximately 3 miles at a gentle pace, the emphasis being on photography. We will be looking at how to improve your pictures. How to make full use of your camera controls, using composition and available light to enhance your pictures and finding those photographic opportunities. We will meet at 10.00 at Lady Hawkins' School car park and start with an overview of the route and examples of what to look for, the camera techniques that could be used. Bring a packed lunch and a camera. Any camera is suitable even if its just a phone! We will convene back at Lady Hawkins' School at approx 3.00pm for discussion and friendly critique and aim to be finished at 4.00pm. Led by local Landscape Photographer and Teacher, Jane Dickinson (ARPS).

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