The following comes from Stephen Ingrouille.

We are planning a Melbourne / Victorian Walking Festival for the month of April, 2016 [finishing on May 8]. This inaugural festival will encourage people, groups and businesses to organise walks during the month, which can then be advertised via a website, a printed program and through social media.

Any organisation (commercial or community) or individual would be welcome to submit a walk for the program. Walks can be of any length, any degree of difficulty, and anywhere in the state. They can be city strolls or serious bush walks. The word ‘walk’ is used in the general sense to include active transport solutions such as prams and wheelchairs as appropriate for the activity.

There will be no charge to be listed in the 2016 program.

Apart from the physical and mental benefits of walking there is the obvious benefit for locals and visitors to discover more of Victoria.

Next Steps

  • If you or your organisation is interested in participating in this 2016 Festival, please contact Stephen Ingrouille via email:
  • Start to consider what walks you could include in the program.
  • Once the program and other material are ready we would ask you to help spread the word about the Festival through your membership networks and social media activities.