A new event called Eat and Walk event for Market Harborough which combines a walk in the countryside with eating at locally owned restaurants and pubs is being launched in Harborough this week.

The ‘Eat and Walk’ event is taking place on May 19th 2016, starting at Joules Yard Eating House.

Eat and Walk Brian & Amy

The route will take participants to the historic but little known, Judith Stone, located near East Farndon. The route will also include stop off at Weltons in Great Bowden, The Coach & Horses in Lubenham and finally the Farndon Fields Farm Shop.

The event is the brainchild of Brian Corcoran and Amy Kingston from Race Harborough who have been responsible for the town’s triathlon, half marathon and 100km cycling events over the past 2 years.

“We appreciate that not everybody wants to run, cycle or swim for long distances” comments Brian “So this event offers a healthy six – seven mile walk in the countryside that is punctuated with stops for a starter, main course and pudding at three local establishments.”

Eat and Walk event for Market Harborough

Participants can bring along friends or use the walk to make new ones along the route – with marshals to help them along the way. The event is expected to prove particularly popular with retired residents of the Harborough area who enjoy keeping active and sociable, but it is open to all ages – and their dogs.

“It should be a great way to explore some areas of Harborough that lots of people don’t normally get the chance to see” comments Amy Kingston from Race Harborough. “If this first event proves to be a hit then the plan is to create different routes around the town at different times of the year. We are looking forward to hear peoples’ reaction.”

Race Harborough who have organised Eat and Walk event for Market Harborough are expecting all levels of walkers to register. Entry cost is £25.99 per person and it must be made in advance, this can be done at www.eatandwalk.co.uk. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.