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November 2022

A look back in time
Are you a member of walking group looking for something to fill a long dark evening when you can't be outside? A programme of archive films about walking put together by the Independent Cinema Office might be just the thing. The compilation of short films from the second half of the last century lasts about an hour and is available on DVD.

Booking the programme costs £20+VAT for community groups. We included it as part of our local Walkers are Welcome AGM, for instance and it certainly added something to the meeting. As well as providing plenty of amusement looking at past walking fashions (flares anyone?) from the 1930s through to the 1980s and opportunities for location spotting, the films are also a good discussion starter on how access to the outdoors has changed over time.

For those after something rather more challenging, included in the screening fee is a second programme of new 'art' commissions exploring how our British landscapes include, and exclude, a diverse range of people. These are more difficult films to watch, but they do provide a stark contrast to those in the archive.

You can find out more about the 'Right of Way' programme and make a booking on the Independent Cinema Office website. You need to send back the DVD after your screening, along with the full size film poster if you have also asked for it.

Navigation Workshops
Earlier this month we ran the first Walkingworld Navigation Workshop for a few years, based this time at our 'real world' venue, The Old Forge micro-pub in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. Thanks to our two experienced leaders, Matt and Stuart from Mad About Mountains, and helped by some fine weather, our course participants had a great day honing their map, compass and general navigation skills.

The one-day workshop is split into the morning on footpaths around Kirkby Stephen, followed by a few hours in the afternoon on a local fell, to provide a somewhat more challenging environment. We will be running more workshops in the Spring, once again at a cost of £65 including tea, coffee and a simple lunch. If you have already expressed an interest in these training days we will email you once we have set some more dates. If you haven't registered your interest and would like to be informed please contact us and we'll put you on the list.

Bavaria Beckons

Inntravel are experts in the art of Slow Travel - getting beneath the skin of a destination, taking time to explore its landscapes and experience the smells, sounds and tastes that define it. A great way to experience 'Slow', is to find a truly beautiful location, unpack, and spend time immersing yourself in your surroundings.

Few places offer scenery on a spectacular scale but with leisurely walking. Bavaria is one of them.

Fairytale castles, glistening lakes set in rolling green pastures at the foot of soaring Alpine peaks, and historic towns of frescoed buildings characterise Inntravel's self-guided walking holiday - A Bavarian Wander. Staying at the climate neutral Biohotel Eggensberger on the shore of Lake Hopfen, easy walks lead from the hotel door around the lake, through forest and pretty villages, to idyllic swimming spots or a lively Hütte for lunch and a chilled beer. Take an excursion into the mountains by cable car, tour picturesque Füssen or visit the Disney-esque castles of 'mad' King Ludwig.

Your Holiday, Your Choice
Inntravel offer a range of self-guided, single-centre discovery holidays set in top-class accommodation in special places across the UK and Europe. Armed with comprehensive directions for walks, information on nearby must-see locations, and recommendations on where to try local gastronomy, once you've arrived your time is entirely your own.

Order or download Inntravel's brochure to find your perfect holiday.

South Downs Way Walk
After a couple of years disruption to the normal annual routine the organisers of the Annual South Downs Way Walk are pleased to announce that 2023 will see its return, the 43rd challenge. It takes place from 9th to 17th June, covering the hundred miles from Eastbourne to Winchester. Further details and booking on the website