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Launch of Walk

Submitted on 23 June 2017 by Robert Nash

Launch of Free Town Walks in Leamington Spa

 A series of free guided walks around Royal Leamington Spa have been launched today, 20th June, by the Mayor Cllr Caroline Evetts.

 The guided walks are organised by the Leamington History Group and supported by the Leamington Spa Town Council.

 Caroline Evetts, Mayor, said: “This is a wonderful initiative.  The walks have different themes ranging from hidden alleyways, riverside walks to architectural insights.  Each walk provides gentle exercise, over an hour, covering easy terrain and are suitable for all ages and abilities.

 "As well as encouraging healthy exercise, the walks are also an opportunity to explore our fabulous town and its fascinating history.”

 Barry Franklin, Chair of the Leamington History Group, said: “We welcome people to join our free walks.  No advanced booking is required, just turn up and meet the guide at the start time.  All walks, except the cemetery walk, start from the South Lodge entrance opposite the Royal Pump Rooms.”

 The first walk, opened by the Mayor, was a discovery of how Leamington Spa grew into a prosperous town in the 19th Century.

 Other dates include:

JUNE

Tuesday 27 June 2.30pm

Wednesday 28 June 7.00pm

 JULY

Every Tuesday in July 2.30pm

Every Wednesday in July 7pm

 AUGUST

Every Tuesday in August 2.30pm

Every Wednesday 7.00pm

SEPTEMBER

Tuesday 5th September 2.30pm

Wednesday 6th September 2.30pm

Tuesday 12th September 2.30pm

Wednesday 13th September 2.30pm

 

For detailed informatio open the attached and follow the links to the walks

leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk/Guided-Walks.aspx#.WT6Ri4hqOe0.twitter …

Further information on the walks is available on the History Group Website at http://www.leamingtonhistory.co.uk/

Pic: (Left to Right) Michael Pearson guide, John Evetts, The Mayor Cllr Caroline Evetts, Barry Franklin Chair of Leamington History Group