A Walking Festival will take place along Worcestershire's Millennium Way in September, encouraging walkers from across the nation to visit.
In association with Worcestershire County Council, The Millennium Way team from 41 Club is hosting its first ever walking festival.
The festival will take place between 7th and 10th September in the Wychavon area of the county.
Over four days, nine circular walks ranging from 3 to 7.5 miles, will be taking place. Each walk will cover a stretch of the Millennium Way linear route, a 100 mile trail set up in 2000 for the Millennium.
Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways said: "It's great that our walking routes are getting national recognition. The Millennium Way is a fantastic route and I hope those who visit Worcestershire especially for the Walking Festival find it a great place."
Councillor John Smith, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Health and Wellbeing said: "Worcestershire County Council supports healthy living and walking is one of the best ways to keep fit. We're lucky in Worcestershire to have many miles of walking routes that lead us through some magnificent countryside. The Walking Festival is a great way to encourage people of all ages to get moving."
The Millennium Way was originally set up in 2000. Since then, 44 circular walks have been created along the route as shorter walks, each encompassing a stretch of the linear trail.
An easy access route will also take place on the Sunday for those with physical restrictions. The walks are free to join but booking is required. Walkers will be asked for a small donation on arrival. The programme of walking and booking is available on the website. http://walking.41club.org/walkingfestival.html