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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 2016

pdf Click here to download the 2016 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.

Drovers exhibition at Kington Museum

New for this season, an exhibition of information and displays relating to the drovers and their effect and influence on Kington and the surrounding area over so many years. The museum also tells the story of Kington through its objects and people, from the first fossils and finds, Kington’s rich farming heritage, model railway, the Kington Tramway, Meredith’s Foundry, the war years, Kington Camp, shops and trades, toys and schooldays…and our elephant! Open from Thursday to Saturday, 10:30am - 4:00pm. Admission free, donations welcome.

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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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£3.00
Walk Code: 1
In Stock: 9
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Opening Event - Goulash Evening

 Sponsor: Tarmac Ltd Contracting 

Back by popular demand, we are opening this year’s festival with another of Trish MacCurrach’s wonderful goulash evenings. There will be a dessert too. Come along to the Market Hall and join the crowd. There will be a vegetarian option and also a bar with local beer from Hobsons Brewery.

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Along with lots of other walkers, there will be walk leaders and organisers too, doubtless lots of people from last year, so come along to meet up with old friends. Please note, we sold out last year and had to turn people away.

Logaston Press will be launching their new book - "Walking the old ways of Radnorshire, the history in the landscape explored through 52 circular walks" - at the Goulash evening. Logaston publish books about the history, archaeology, architecture and people of Herefordshire, Shropshire and the central Welsh Marches, together with some adjacent areas.

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Goulash cooked by Trish of The Outdoor Kitchen

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£6.00
Walk Code: 2
In Stock: 18
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Safety on the Hills

 Sponsor: Kevin Walker, Mountain Activities 

Kevin has long been running hill walking trips and other events in the Brecon Beacons. He provides instruction and guiding to all sorts of people in a friendly and very professional way. Along with this he also produces a range of books and walking guides for walkers. For the festival this year he is running a workshop on safety in the hills, it will cover how to plan and look after yourself and your fellow walkers whilst away from town, when you are in remote areas, you need a different approach when it comes down to just you and your resources.

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  • Date Friday, 16 September 2016
  • Start Time 2:00pm
  • Price £5.00
  • Total Places 12
£5.00
Walk Code: 3
In Stock: 11
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The Archaeology of the Excavations of Dorstone Hill

 Sponsor: Dr Ray's Book on Herefordshire 

There was a point soon after the turn of the 4th millennium BC when communities in England and Wales transformed their way of living. They began raising crops and keeping livestock, they started to make and exchange pots and smoothly-shaped stone axes, and they developed new types of flint tool. And before long they began to bury at least some of their dead in permanent grave-sites. It appears, also, that they began to create a distinctive identity for these transformed communities by building large rectangular hall-like structures, and that these buildings formed the locations for ‘clan meets’. One such focal place, centred upon at least three large timber halls, has been discovered and excavated very recently at Dorstone Hill, south of Kington, along the ridge from Arthur’s Stone chambered tomb. Keith Ray, until recently the County Archaeologist for Herefordshire, discusses the role of such places in the ‘foundation’ of Neolithic societies and how that society might have appeared, with particular emphasis on the finds at Dorstone.

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£5.00
Walk Code: 4
In Stock: 77
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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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John Jones and The Reluctant Ramblers

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John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of the Oysterband is walking 100 miles of the Marches over 10 days in aid of Macmillan Cancer and playing music each evening where he finishes. He is starting off after playing at The Bromyard Folk Festival and the final day of his 100 miles walk will be on Saturday 17th September at Kington Walks. John and the Reluctant Ramblers will playing the final gig at the Burton Hotel in Kington. Come along and join us all for a fun full and memorable event! Book early to avoid disappointment!

Click here to visit the website for John Jones and the Reluctant Rambers

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£15.00
Walk Code: 5
In Stock: 48
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Photography Workshop

We will meet at 10.00am at The Old Police Station, Kington and start with an overview of the route and examples of what to look for, the camera techniques that could be used. Led by local Landscape Photographer and Teacher, Jane Hough, 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. This will be a relatively short walk of approximately 3 miles at a gentle pace, the emphasis being on photography. Bring a packed lunch and a camera. Any camera is suitable even if its just a phone! We will convene back at The Old Police Station at approx 3.00pm for discussion and friendly critique and aim to be finished at 4.00pm.

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£10.00
Walk Code: 6
In Stock: 9
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