Submit your walk
We hope that you will enter a walk into the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival.
Please contact us and we will send a short walk entry form to submit your information.
As well as the benefits of running your own walk and the training you'll receive we have a host of other benefits you can take advantage of by being part of the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival.
Walks entered into the programme by guides will receive a package of marketing exposure delivered by Eventy – Marketing & PR.
These benefits include:
- Your walk listed in the 10,000k copies of the festival programme
- Your walk listed on the walking festival website
- Your walk listed in the double page spread in the West Briton detailing the programme
- Your logo beside your walk on the festival’s website which will act as a link to your website (if appropriate)
- Details of your walk posted through the festival’s Twitter account
- Details of your walk will be posted on our Facebook page
- Your walk will be included in the press where possible, both locally and nationally
- Invite to the launch event including the ferry, a short walk and a cream tea or pasty (2 tickets)
Run your own walk during the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival
If you love to walk and have knowledge to share with others on the local area, we want you!
We're looking for anyone from professional walkers to enthusiastic amateurs who want to run their own walks during the Festival.
You'll receive support and guidance from a professional walking organisation as well as a marketing agency to promote you walk.
walkitcornwall is offering support to people who would like to organise a walk over the period of the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival – whether you are a professional walking organisation, or a complete novice with stories and knowledge to share.
As a festival we are looking at providing walks to suit all interests that include:
- The South West Coast Path
- Towns and villages
- Established gardens and woodlands
- Day and night walks
- Subject matter as diverse as literature, maritime and industrial heritage, geology, ghost stories as a sample of what could be the subject matter for the walks.
- Routes for dog walkers
- Children and family friendly walks
- Health and spiritual walks from Nordic walking to yoga
- Walks for special interest groups and regular ramblers
- Charity events that raise money specifically by sponsorship of walking participants.
With this in mind we are looking for walking organisations, as well as people who have no experience of leading walks.
We will provide advice, along with insurance, as well as other help that you will receive through a basic training day – please see breakdown below.
As a result, we hope that you will take up this limited opportunity to lead a walk in our festival, regardless of whether you have any previous experience as a guide.
By becoming a Walking Guide for the Fal River Autumn Walking Festival and undergoing our training, you will then be eligible to work with us on future walking events where your special interests and knowledge could be called on as a (paid) expert.
Training will be offered to Walking Guides by Paul Simmons from walkitcornwall during a day’s training session – date TBC
Our training will include....
- Why we need a risk assessment and how to do one
- Explanation of insurance cover
- Health and safety issues
2. Planning walks
- Planning of walks for a target audience
- What equipment is required for guides and walkers
- How to describe, name and present walks for press and publicity
- Scenarios, solutions and set ups - all the things that could happen and should be prepared for on a walk
- Where to find information for your walk - from the Cornish Studies Library and newspapers to books and online
- Dates and data - how to remember and present your knowledge in an entertaining and knowledgeable way.
- Tricks of the trade - insiders tips on making a great walk work
3. Pricing and income
- Pricing of walk admission
- How to advertise the walk press, posters and social media
- Getting sponsorship for your walks
- Networking with potential partners
- Planning your walks for FRAWF and booking dates that do not clash with other guides
- Being an expert on another person’s walks e.g. birds, flowers, geology or estates - using your knowledge to earn some money.