Step out on a festival of foot

VISITORS to Wallington can put their best foot forward to join the National Trust’s first Festival of Walking.

The festival begins on Saturday, offering various walking events at venues across the country until Sunday, October 30.

At Wallington this weekend, people can take up the Family Challenge Walk.

Visitors can choose which trail to take, with walks across woodland and farmland around the estate ranging from 45 minutes to two-and-a-half hours.

Cambo Village Hall will be open from noon to 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday to provide refreshments and toilets for the walkers.

But if you can’t make it at the weekend, the Wallington Walking Week begins on Monday, providing a range of guided walks.

From an archeology walk through the Wansbeck Valley to a welly walk for families, there is something for everyone, costing £2 for adults, £1 for children and £5 for a family.

Details of trails are available from the Wallington Clocktower. Participants should take walking boots and waterproofs and children must be accompanied. Dogs on leads are welcome, but the walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Booking is not required.

A Wallington self-led easy walk is also available.

For more information telephone 01670 773600 or visit