OTLEY Walking Festival will get underway this weekend.

The 2019 event begins on Saturday, June 22 and will run through to Sunday, June 30.

Some 55 walks or walking-inspired events will be included this year, including new walks such as The Otley Print Round, Poetry in the Park and Lost Industry of Upper Washburn.

Returning favourites, meanwhile, will include the Six Dales Trail and themed walks like Cakes and Ale and Walking with Wine.

A programme of evening activities, including talks and films, has also been arranged and the organisers are promising that the festival will be ‘bigger than ever’.

Festival programmes are available from a number of outlets around town and full details can also be viewed at www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk.