The Breeze Walking Festival provides a chance for all Cantabrians to put some spring in their step and explore their region.

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The Breeze Walking Festival is all wrapped up for 2019

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Please check out the Facebook page to see some of the fantastic photos from this years walk events www.facebook.com/walkingfestival(external link).

You can also give us feedback about the walks you participated in.(external link)

A huge thanks to all the walk leaders who hosted walks during the festival. Great job everyone.

Love to walk?

Have you considered getting involved with a walking group or maybe even setting up your own? Meeting up with others can help you feel more motivated. If you're interested in starting your own group, visit the Active Canterbury(external link) for tips and free resources.

There are lots of walking groups in Canterbury. Check out some of the below groups in your area or pop into the local library or service centre to pick up a Christchurch Walking Groups booklet.

For more walking ideas, hold on to your festival programme for future inspiration, check our find-a-walk page or search for walking groups on Active Canterbury(external link).

Among this year’s festival highlights were several family-friendly feature walks, including:

To get in touch with us please email walkingfestival@ccc.govt.nz or call Jacqui Miller on 03 941 5333.

Walking Festival objectives

To deliver a satisfying and sustainable festival that encourages residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the great outdoors and experience the benefits and enjoyment of walking. We will do this by:

Highlighting walking and recreation opportunities within the city

Work in partnership to design, promote and deliver a quality programme of walking events that explore the city on foot in a variety of ways and engages with a wide cross-section of the community.

Creating a satisfying, sustainable festival

Develop a popular and well-attended festival based on participant and partner feedback.

Upcoming walk events

Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes

The Canterbury & New Zealand Business Association (CNZBA) are partnering with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to organise a series of walkathons and classroom-style talks to forge connections between the wider community and refugee families living in Christchurch. Walks are coming up on 12 October and 26 October in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For more details or to join a walk visit the CNZBA website(external link).

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On four weekends from 2-24 November 2019.

For more information visit the Banks Peninsula walk website.(external link)

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