Wow. So the first thing we should say now we've got our corner of the internets sorted is a massive thank you to everyone who's got behind the idea of Still Walking and given us so much enthusiasm, encouragement and support.
We very quickly filled up the listings for our festival with offers of walking tours of many different flavours. Approximately half of the Guides have done this sort of thing before, but for many of the people on our programme this will first or early steps.
One of the founding tenets of Still Walking is that everyone has a walk or a tour within them. Another is that we want Still Walking to be a supporting framework to help those walks become a reality. To this end we have been mentoring several of the Guides, working with them to develop their ideas, hobbies and obsessions into the events that we'd now like to share with you.
A special thank you and a nod of appreciation/encouragement to those who have taken the plunge with us.
We'd also like to say thanks to all those who have offered walks that we're unfortunately not able to fit into our programme this time around. If the response we've had as Still Walking has been born over the last year or so is anything to go by, I'm sure there will be more festivals and events to follow in the future.
In the meantime though, we're really proud and excited to bring you this, our first, festival.
Welcome to Still Walking.