Night Walking Festival

nightflyerfront-e1521030317701Saturday 21st April, LV21, Gravesend 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

When I was asked to take part in a festival of night walking across the Hoo Peninsula I had to say yes. I loved walking the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill in the evening and never felt afraid but many people would not feel safe walking after dark.

This festival allows you to explore some great venues along the Thames coast after hours. Highlights for me include Friday evening’s magic lantern tour of Rosherville Pleasure Gardens and Saturday evening’s all night walk across the marshes, only to be attempted by the hardy, well fuelled and adequately shod, I should think.

The festival is being run by Inspiral London whose main aim is to encourage walkers to explore London after dark and hopefully it will attract people to visit the North Kent Marshes for the first time and experience it’s beauty.

I will be giving a talk on the LV21 light house ship on Saturday evening and more than likely joining the walk afterwards.

For tickets and to find out more visit the website.


Salt Festival, Folkestone

salt festivalThe Salt Festival is a quirky new festival about the sea and the environment taking place in Folkestone, Kent between the 29th September and the 2nd October. I am delighted to be part of a fascinating programme of walks and talks, boat trips and sea swims. It is frankly the festival I would pull together if only I were that enterprising.

Join me on the 30th September for a walk from the Martello Tower on the cliffs to discover the wild side of Folkestone which begins at 2.30pm. In the evening I am on stage with Jay Griffiths, author of Wild, an elemental journey, to discuss the sea as a frontier.

Take a look at the Quarterhouse website for more information on the fantastic events taking place over the four days.