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Going Loco

Brighton Walking Festival in partnership with Toy & Model Museum

July 7, 2023

The Challenge

Brighton & Hove City Council was looking for ideas for themed walks for its first Walking Festival.

The Festival ran over two weeks in June-July 2023 and was aimed at encouraging residents to be more active.

The challenge was to find suitable walks which would bring together various partners.

A key theme was to discover more about Brighton’s railway history.

Promoting Brighton's railway history in guided walks

What we did

Key Impacts

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Promoted walking and encouraged active lifestyle
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Boosted local economy and Community Rail partner
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Highlighted importance of railways in social and economic development

Line Officer Paul Bromley brought together the council’s transport behaviour change team project officer and the general manager of Brighton Toy & Model Museum (our Community Rail station partner).

This led to the organisation of two walks during the festival. Both walks started and ended at the museum which offered half-price entry on the day to walk participants

The first walk was aimed at families and included an I-Spy trail; the second walk was for adults and incorporated more of Brighton’s past as a major railway town.

The walks were led by Toy Museum volunteer Russ Darbon. He was supported by fellow volunteer Glenys Horton who dressed as a 1950s’ Brighton Promette.

 

“It was brilliant and showed a lot of Brighton we didn’t know about. We will definitely go back on the route. The children’s quiz was well thought-out”

Abigail
For more information contact Paul Bromley Sussex Downs Line line officer paul@southeastcrp.org 07949 314233
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