challenge for walking fans to join festival

Woodhouse Walkers .  John Harker leads  members of Walk Sheffield 2012
Woodhouse Walkers . John Harker leads members of Walk Sheffield 2012

WALKERS are striding out to support a festival celebrating their hobby.

Organisers of Walk Sheffield, a week-long programme which unites the healthy hobby with the delights of the city, have issued a rallying call following a ‘disappointing’ turnout during the launch weekend.

Walk leaders say that the overwhelming majority of people attending are already members of clubs, despite a city-wide leaflet campaign promoting the event to the wider public.

For details of the Walk Sheffield programme, go to www.sheffield.gov.uk.