Friday, 20 September 2013
Generally speaking walkers are not in favour of the motorisation of our beautiful outdoor spaces and we get a lot of correspondence from Ramblers who are trying to keep out the ever growing menace of 4by4s on bridle ways and narrow lanes. However they know that big events do bring serious money into the economy and also that big events have an international dimension which brings Wales to the notice of people overseas. Here at Walking North Wales we have no brief to promote golf, but today we have 6 walkers from Bremen near Hamburg who contacted us for a walking holiday because they had seen photographs of Wales when the Rider Cup was held in Newport. Accordingly, we welcome Wales Rally GB which is to take place between the 15th and the 17th of October. Over these 4 days the forests of North Wales will come alive with the thundering roar of highly tuned rally cars. The crews will take on 22 stages, the majority of which are new. It starts from Conwy Quay for an overnight stage in Snowdonia. There will be an opportunity for a family day out by visiting Chirk Castle and Kinmel Park on Saturday the 16th of November.