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04 April 2013

The Prestatyn Walking Festival

prestatyn walking festivalFor those staying at Gaingc View Holiday Park in Towyn this May, why not get active and take part in the popular Prestatyn Walking Festival, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May.

This year it’s the 9th annual Walking festival and it also coincides with the ‘Grand Opening’ of the New Wales coast path which is 870 miles in length and places such as Prestatyn and Meliden are excellent places for walking as they are scenic and have great views for walking enthusiasts.

This year’s theme for it is People & Places and the programme ‘Offa’s’ something for everyone:
  • A 40 mile Offa’s Dyke Challenge
  • Clwydian Range Explorer
  • Journey to Worlds End
  • An evening meal and walk
  • Geocaching
  • Nordic walking
  • Hillside, woodland and coastal walks
  • Variety of themed historical walks
The actual walks are graded on difficulty so it is easy for you to select a walk for you and your family/ friends to do, depending on your age and this makes it very engaging and it makes it easier for you too.

1.    The first is an easy guided work and good for all ages and fitness
2.    Moderate Guided walk- This is harder and more fitness it need, there, may be steep sections
3.     Energetic Guided walk- good level of fitness is required as it may be quite and long and steep in places
4.    Very Energetic Guided Walk- High Level of fitness needed, very steep/ long in places

This variety attracts a variety of people, old couples to large families to groups of teens to children, it’s a wide range however, it’s the older generation who adore going on these walks and have now built up a community that is willing to accept any newcomers.  

The Prestatyn walking festival has always been a great success and has been made so by the occasional and now frequent tea party at the end of the walk, on the ‘40th birthday party’ a party was held at Plas Ifan and it was a fantastic reward for the walkers; ‘A light at the end of the tunnel’ so to speak.