Plenty of chances to sample the great outdoors
ENJOY the countryside with a series of events.
Bracknell Forest Walking and Outdoor Festival will be a breath of fresh country air when it is held on Saturday, September 29.
Walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users can soak up the tranquillity of the great outdoors in a celebration of Bracknell's public rights of way.
The fun-filled day will kick off with a range of guided walks from Frost Folly Country Park, in Warfield, starting with a six-mile advanced-level walk at 10am and a two-hour bird-spotting walk at the same time.
This will be followed by a moderate four-mile route at 11am and an easy trail, suitable for wheelchair users, at 11.30am.
Horse lovers can saddle-up for a ride at Cruchfield Farm at 10.30am.
Other events in the festival will conclude with a 12-mile cycle ride, for ages 10 and over, from Frost Folly Country Park at 1.30pm.
Numbers for each event are limited, so call 01344 354441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Meanwhile, older people keen on rambling are invited to the Bracknell U3A walking group.
The group started in 2001 and has two walks each month, one on the first Tuesday and the next on the third Monday. There is also a special summer evening walk.
Walks are usually four to five miles but they can be as long as eight miles on occasion.
Denise Jones, who helps organise the group with husband Roger, said: "We're only too pleased to welcome new members, we hope to cater for everybody really. We don't go off at an alarming pace, it's just a jaunt for exercise, communication and enjoying the outdoors. The numbers vary each week because people drop in and drop out as they fancy."
This article appeared in Bracknell News 29 Aug 12