This is when Horsham’s Riverside Walk is set to return

Horsham’s annual Riverside Walk will make a return this year after coronavirus restrictions forced the event to be cancelled in 2020.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:48 pm

Organisers are feeling confident that conditions will allow for the 13-mile trek around the district to take place on Saturday, September 11.

The event – which saw its biggest turnout in 2019 with 320 participants – is open to walkers and runners of all ages and there is no charge to join in.

David Searle, chair of Horsham Town Community Partnership, said: “This year the walk will be led by Jill Shuker, an experienced leader well-known to local walkers. Jill has been an organiser and supporter of the event since 2014.

More than 300 people took part in Horsham's annual Riverside Walk in 2019 SUS-210414-130112001

“Because not everyone will be able, or wish, to walk the total length, a free mini bus will wait at agreed points to transport participants back to the car park. Two refreshment stops will be provided.

“The start and finish will be at New House Farm, in Old Crawley Road, where the owner has been very helpful in allowing use of a large area to park cars. Conveniently, the farm is on the route of the 13-mile circular walk around the town.”

Those taking part will have an opportunity to donate to the local branch of the charity, Parkinson’s UK. Dogs are welcome.

Maps and information can be seen on the website of Horsham Town Community Partnership, the volunteer organisation behind improving the route and encouraging its use – visit www.horsham.community

To help planning for event, please send a message to [email protected] or phone 07906 211030