Corsham Walking Festival
Corsham is lucky to have a great Walking Festival, organised by a team of passionate walkers, which takes place across the middle weekend of June each year. The Festival is a great way to get active, see some beautiful countryside, learn a bit more about your surroundings and, of course, have fun.
The Town Council, along with Corsham Area Board, and many local businesses, are keen sponsors of the Festival, which is mainly self-supporting. The Council is also hugely grateful to the many volunteers who do so much to make the Festival such a success each year. If you would like to get involved, then contact the Chair of the Festival Committee at email@example.com or visit the Corsham Walking Festival Facebook page, or go to the website at www.corshamwalkingfestival.co.uk.
In 2021, the seventh Festival saw 279 walkers enjoying the guided walk programme, and 35 parents and children searching Corsham High Street on a Treasure Hunt. In all, walkers completed a magnificent 2296 miles in three days.
Details of 2022’s Festival can be found at www.corshamwalkingfestival.co.uk. Printed brochures are also available at locations around the town. Bookings usually open in early April.
The Heritage Trails have been devised by a team of walkers, Cotswold Wardens and local historians, and highlight the industrial history of Corsham and the surrounding area. There are eight walks, from 4.5 miles up to a challenging 10.3 miles, with four centred on Corsham and the others connecting to Biddestone, Box and Colerne.
Along with other organisations, the Town Council has helped to support the creation of the waymarked Heritage Trails themselves, as well as the maps that go with them and copies of all eight are available, for free, from the Town Hall. In Corsham, the maps can also be found at the Tourist Information Centre, Springfield Campus and The Corsham Bookshop. The trails can also be downloaded from the Corsham Walking Festival website.