Spooktacular Halloween Walk promises to be a scream!

Blake Gardens will play host to The Bridgwater Way’s second free Spooktacular Halloween Walk on Thursday, 30 October.

Following the overwhelming of last year’s event, The Bridgwater Way is inviting brave participants to come and make a lantern and explore the spooky side of Bridgwater on a guided walk.

Creepy fancy dress is encouraged and storytellers will be on hand along the route to tell a tale. The fun, family event will take place between 5-8pm and starts and finishes in Blake Gardens, Binford Place. Places on each of the free walks are limited so please book ahead at www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk

At Blake Gardens there will be fun and delicious treats on offer, with free activities including pumpkin carving, face painting and spooky pedal-powered smoothie making. There will also be food on sale and a few monster hits playing over the sound system to add to the Halloween party atmosphere.

“This is a fun way for all the family to enjoy a healthy walk around Bridgwater together,” said Harvey Siggs, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport. “And with The Bridgwater Way providing newly lit routes, such as the canal path, walking at night is now safer than ever.”

The Halloween event is one of many walking and cycling based events planned by The Bridgwater Way project, funded by the Department for Transport. The initiative aims to transform travel in the town, making it easier and safer to walk or cycle.

As well as developing 6.5 miles of new or improved cycle paths, it is working with residents, businesses and schools to promote safer travel. The project is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council.

The autumn programme of Sky Ride Local guided bike rides in and around the town is also now available. www.goskyride.com/somerset-bridgwater The rides are for anyone new to cycling or who wants to build their confidence in the saddle.

The Bridgwater Way is a £4 million project, being led by Somerset County Council in partnership with Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council. Funding has come from the Department of Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), successfully bid for by Somerset County Council and Sustrans. For more information visit www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk