Fife is celebrating the great Outdoor Access Festival which will begin from Saturday 31st July and will last untill Sunday 8th August 2010. It is an extensive programme featuring over 100 outdoor events, designed to promote access and enjoyment of Fife’s great outdoors.
The festival, which is in its third year, has gone from strength to strength. This year the organisers are planning to almost doubling the number of events on offer to visitors, ranging from walking to cycling, and rambling for the disabled to horse riding.
For the first time ever this year, organisers are teaming up with nearby Dundee Parkour club to bring urban free running and parkour into Fife. Parkour- a non-competitive sport with French origins, where participants run along a route attempting to climb or negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, is relatively new to the UK.
The festival is run jointly by Fife Coast & Countryside Trust and Fife Access Forum and the events are run by a wide range of over thirty commercial and public sector organisations including Fife Council Outdoor Education Team, Ramblers Scotland, Forth and Tay Disabled Ramblers, British Horse Society and Blown Away Land Yachts.
This year’s festival also plays a key role in the “Celebrating Fife” campaign which is coordinated by Fife Council.
Celebrating Fife 2010 showcases Fife’s unique environment, cultural identity and lifestyle activities. The programme of events and opportunities is ambitious, and aims to raise awareness of Fife’s heritage and its hidden cultural gems. Tickets have already started its sale and everyone who books their festival tickets online will also receive a free copy of the latest Scotland Outdoor Magazine direct to your doorstep!