This summer we are working in West Sussex to help promote the area to visitors and to encourage more people to take up walking, both visitors and local residents. As part of this project, we will be creating 10 new West Sussex Weekends walking guides, beautiful routes exploring the West Sussex countryside, towns and villages. We need each walk to be fronted by a volunteer walking ambassador, someone that will put their name, face and story to the walk to encourage younger people and families to visit West Sussex and catch the walking bug…
Lots of people already enjoy walking in West Sussex. The team at West Sussex Weekends are particularly keen to get a broader spectrum of people to catch the walking bug and find out what they are missing. This includes those that are new to walking, those in a slightly younger age group (under 50) or those with young children. Do you think your story could inspire some of these people to discover walking for themselves?
This is where you come in…
Do you love walking?
Do you live within an hour or two of West Sussex?
Do you have a free day in June?
Would you be happy to share your first name, photograph and a short story about your love of walking?
Would your story resonate with younger people and families?
The chosen volunteer ambassadors will be asked to walk a particular route in West Sussex and then share a photo and story about their experience for the West Sussex Weekends website. Whilst there is no payment available for this, we are happy to pay an allowance towards your expenses for visiting West Sussex.
You can see some examples of the West Sussex Walk Ambassadors that took part last year by clicking the photos below:
6 May 2016