Bicentenary Festival of Walking call for events

The Glow Worm Tunnel on the Newnes plateau near Lithgow. Photo: David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

The Glow Worm Tunnel on the Newnes plateau near Lithgow. Photo: David Hill, Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism

By Daniel Lewis

Got a great walk you would like to share with others?

The Festival of Walking will be back this year from October 5 to 13 in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region and the organisers are inviting anybody with wonderful walking ideas to get in touch with them.
Last year’s Festival of Walking program included a singles’ walk in Lawson, a beer enthusiasts’ walk in Leura, a history walk at Newnes, a walk through the old laneways of Wentworth Falls, the cold-climate gardens of Mt Tomah and Mt Wilson, the grand Carrington Hotel in Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, the glow worm tunnel in the Wolgan Valley, Aboriginal cultural walks, the Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge, the Six Foot Track, a night run along Narrowneck, a streetscape sketching walk in Leura, the Grand Canyon at Blackheath, the convict roads of Mt York and many more.
Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism chairman Randall Walker said the region was “the richest destination for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts on the continent” and hoped the Festival of Walking would develop into an event that attracts thousands of walkers each spring.
Anyone with ideas for a walk should email info@festivalofwalking.com.au or phone Daniel Lewis on 0429 266 246.

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