A RAMBLER group in Hampshire is holding a festival of walks to show residents the countryside is closer than they might think.
The Eastleigh Ramblersorganised campaign involves a series of free walks and runs through August.
The walks are taking place in Eastleigh itself, as well as Botley and Bursledon.
Richard Kenchington, footpath secretary for Eastleigh Ramblers, said: “The objective is to increase awareness of the walks that can be undertaken in and around the Borough of Eastleigh.
“There is still a good network of paths despite the appearance of much development in recent years, and by organising walks in every part of the Borough we are hoping to prove that you can have a day in the countryside without going far from the front door.”
The events vary between five-and-a-half miles and eight-and-a-half miles in length. All are free and walkers do not need to be a member of the Ramblers to take part.
An event will also be held in Eastleigh at 2.15pm on August 20.
For more information visit eastleighramblers.hampshire.