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Town's first walking festival set to give tourism a healthy boost

Tuesday 14th January 2020

A WALKING Festival is set to attract hundreds of visitors to Maidstone this spring.

The town’s first walking attraction will provide free, guided tours along some of the area’s most stunning footpaths.

Visit Maidstone is one of the partners behind the initiative and believes The Heart of Kent Walking Festival - from Saturday, April 25-26 - will provide visitors with a good reason to stay the weekend in local accommodation, enjoy the area’s pubs, restaurants and cafes and its stunning scenery.

Peter Morris, North Downs Way national trail manager, says the timing of the event will provide the perfect showcase for the county town. He said: “Scheduling in Spring gives the area a distinct offer outside the already traditional summer walking season.

“We hope to make this a regular event.”

The festival will include urban and rural walks from an easy stroll through to more challenging.

Details and how to register for an information pack will be available shortly on the   website.