People of all ages are encouraged to record themselves ‘silly walking’ and upload their videos and pictures before the end of October.
The most ridiculous ‘silly walks’ will win a weekend break in a National Trust holiday cottage with runner up prizes of day-entry passes for ten lucky families.
Rachel Johnston, National Trust South West, said: “The silly walking campaign is all about putting a little bit of fun back into walking and getting people out into the landscape.
“There are so many amazing places to explore and experience and we want people to find their own personal walking wonderlands and get a little silly.
“We can’t wait to see the films people will make of themselves doing silly walks. Some of our rangers have already done theirs so check them out online and get involved!”
At 2pm on October 23rd the National Trust SW are setting themselves the challenge of creating the UK’s largest ever display of ‘silly walking’.
You can join them at Knoll Beach, Studland Bay in Dorset where the assembled silly walkers will be led by actors and actresses from local theatre company, Rogue Theatre.
Fancy dress is optional however the National Trust ask you to bring your silliest walk and leave your inhibitions in the car park!
The ‘National Trust Silly Walks’ initiative forms part of ‘National Trust One’ – 101 brilliant one-mile walks across the south west.
So, whether you fancy a quick stroll after lunch, a burst of exercise for the kids, a romantic wander, an informative back-to-nature jaunt, or, of course, a setting for your silly walk, ‘National Trust One’ has a one-mile walk for everyone.
The walks can be downloaded at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/walkingfestival
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