New autumn walking festival launched

19 August 2011

The inaugural Fal River Autumn Walking Festival is launched.

Fal River Autumn Walking Festival
The King Harry Ferry bathed in the autumn light

Organisers of one of Cornwall's biggest festivals have launched a new event with the aim of boosting visitor numbers in autumn.

The team behind the Fal River Festival have announced details for the new Fal River Autumn Walking Festival.

Running from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, November 6, the festival will feature 50 guided and 50 self-guided walks covering the river Fal area from Portloe on the Roseland to Helford village.

Festival director, Toby Budd, said: "'The festival has two real aims.

"Firstly, to encourage more visitors to come to Cornwall in autumn and help provide a boost for local accommodation providers, as well as other businesses such as restaurants and pubs.

"And secondly, we want to showcase the amazing walks and autumnal colour that are in the river Fal area."

The team are currently producing a guidebook that will feature the 50 self-guided walks, as well as details on how to book on the 50 guided walks, which are being co-ordinated by Paul Simmons from walkitcornwall.

Toby added: "There are going to be a wide variety of walks that suit everyone from families with small children through to hardened hikers."

The book will also feature discount vouchers for many of the areas hotels and B&Bs.

Businesses can also take advantage of one of the promotional opportunities the festival provides, which start at £25. Find out more here...