Footloose Food Walks is launching with day walks in Lancashire and Yorkshire at Easter and a weekend break in May in Morecambe.
The Manchester-based company, has been in touch to pass on details about its food and drink day, weekend and tailor-made guided walks with a difference.
The idea is to take the hassle out of discovering and meeting the most interesting and passionate local food producers. They devise gentle walks, arrange behind the scenes tours and tastings, and provide lunches or dinners of the local produce.
The new programme includes: a day walk on April 5th visiting an award winning corn fed duck farm and a traditional Lancashire cheese maker in beautiful rural Lancashire; a day on April 11th in the Colne Valley near Huddersfield to visit artisan breadmakers, a micro brewer and organic vegetable growers as well as a weekend, May 11th to 13th, to sample from the tremendous variety of excellent local food producers in and around Morecambe Bay and including a guided walk across Morecambe Bay itself.
Yvonne Hosker, co-director of Footloose Food Walks says:“All our events are informal and friendly. We walk in small groups on gentle paths and lanes to meet and sample from the small local producers we’ve hand picked. In between we sit down to a fabulous lunch of the locally made food and drink.”
“Footloose Food Walks combines our love of walking and guiding walks with eating and drinking locally made food.” says Heidi Schaefer co-director of Footloose Food Walks. “We think it is a great chance not only to walk and taste great food but also to meet the people that produce it.”
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