UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS YEARS WALKING FESTIVAL
WALKING FESTIVAL 2020 COMMITTEE STATEMENT
With great reluctance we feel we must take the sad decision not to go ahead with this year’s Festival. All the information packs were ready to send out this weekend but on hearing the very disappointing news on the pandemic this week and the new restrictions in place we really cannot take the risk of either introducing the virus to Montgomery or spreading it amongst our walkers.
We were prepared to take many precautions and do recognise that as an outdoor activity it is low risk but it could be irresponsible and give the wrong messages to go ahead.
There is also the issue that groups of more than 6 are not allowed outdoors in England and most of our walks do, of course, go substantially into Shropshire.
On the bright side, we now have Walking Festival 2021 all organised and ready to go ! Intend to let walkers know that we will hold their places for next year and give them first refusal. Hopefully we may be able to make the groups a little larger again by October 2021.