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The 2020 Walking East Yorkshire Festival goes virtual

The hugely popular Walking East Yorkshire Festival is going virtual this year.

The annual festival, developed by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, will kick off on Monday, 21 September with the launch of the brand new festival website.

Full of ideas, top tips and things to do, the website will launch a brand new activity every day to encourage people to try something different whilst getting active and enjoying the great outdoors.

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for coastal regeneration and tourism, including culture and leisure at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The main aim of the festival is to promote the wonderful landscapes of the Wolds and also the wide range of activities across East Yorkshire.

“This year we are using the festival to encourage families to get active and enjoy the great outdoors by trying a series of new activities that can be enjoyed at their leisure, and within their own social bubbles.”

Activities taking place during the seven-day festival will include live Zoom tours with award-winning tour guide Paul Schofield, taking you on a tour of Beverley and exploring the history of some of the town’s famous hostelries.

Or there is the chance to pick up a brand new ‘Walks in and around Beverley’ booklet from the council’s Tourist Information Centre, trying some of the new town walks.

There are also exclusive virtual experiences for the family to enjoy, including HorseTrekking through the Yorkshire Wolds, and cycling the TransPennine trail from Hornsea to Burton Constable.

For the little explorers there is the brand new Fox Trail at Sewerby Hall – can the 20 little foxes hidden in the Walled Garden be found? And a brand new ‘Month of Fun’ booklet, showcasing 31 action-packed activities to keep the little ones entertained, from den building at Danes Dyke to foot golf at Yorkshire Lavender... and so much more.

To keep up-to-date with news about the website and the festival, please follow the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire Facebook page where more information will be provided.

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