THE third Farnham Walking Festival got off to a flying start this week, with lots more walks on the agenda.

The free, two-week event got into stride last Sunday and will continue through to the end of next week, with the final walk taking place next Sunday (June 2).

Chris Shepheard, who started the walking festival in 2017, told the Herald that all the walks have been “very popular” – they have even had to “up the number of walkers” on some of this year’s walks due to high demand.

He said the festival has got off to a “very good start” and the weather has been “perfect”.

There are still spaces available on some of next week’s walks, including shorter strolls such as the one-and-a-half mile arboretum walk on Monday, May 27, and the two-and-a-half mile wildlife walk in Farnham Park next Wednesday (May 29).

On June 1, there are spaces up for grabs on the 14-mile Chapels and Chalk – A Pilgrimage to Chilworth walk.

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