THE schedule for this year's North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival has been published. It will take place between April 30 and May 8. There are 69 walks to choose from, varying in length and difficulty and 65 per cent of the routes for 2009 are new. S

THE schedule for this year's North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival has been published. It will take place between April 30 and May 8.There are 69 walks to choose from, varying in length and difficulty and 65 per cent of the routes for 2009 are new.Special walks will include one led by Sir Hugh Stucley from Hartland Abbey to Blackpool Cottage, used by the BBC in the filming of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.For more details about the festival, email Bryan Cath, the co-ordinator at bryan@westcountrywalks.co.uk