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Walking Festival postponed until April 2021

A decision has been made to postpone the annual Walking Festival due to COVID-19 disruptions. The festival will now run from 17th April to 2nd May 2021.

The festival is held across locations in Christchurch, Selwyn and the Waimakariri so all Cantabrians will have the chance to explore a range of diverse trails, walkways and points of interest in the region.

The 2021 Festival objectives are: exploration, discovery, learning and connection.

Applications are now open for groups that wish to host a walk during the Walking Festival. Applications close on Wednesday 30th September 2020.


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