Last month saw many of you getting those boots a-walkin’, breathing in some fresh seaside air, and getting involved in celebrating the Southend Walking Festival.
There were plenty of walking events to choose from in May, including: the Family Woodland Walk, the 7 Woods Walk, the Buggy Active Walk, and the Priory Park Guided History Walk. There were walks to accommodate all interests, from those who were looking to get fit, those looking to explore a new part of Southend, and those who were looking to get the family together. And, for the history lovers amongst us, the Priory Park Guided History Walk meant every step was a step back in time, offering people the chance to find out about Southend’s historic buildings, including some that are over 500 years old.
The Family Woodland Walk that took place in Belfairs Park on the 24th May was particularly popular, with more than 20 of you taking part. Families were encouraged to dress as their favourite winged creatures so we saw fairies, dragons and insects alike. No flying was allowed though, it was a walk after all! As well as the Wild Wings Walk, families were also treated to some sensational storytelling along the way!
Lots of you got involved in sharing the different Walking Festival events on Twitter by using the #SouthendWalkingFestival and #WalkThisMay hashtags. But, just because the Walking Festival is over it doesn’t mean that you have to stop moving those feet.
To find out more about the walks that are going on in Southend or for more ways to get moving you can check out our ideas page http://www.ideasinmotionsouthend.co.uk/