WALKERS are preparing to make a bee-line for Otley.

The town will hold its 2019 Walking Festival from Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 30 - and the organisers say it will be 'bigger than ever'.

This year's event features 55 walks and related events, including returning popular themed walks like Walking with Wine and Cakes and Ale.

New treks this time, meanwhile, will include On The Beat in 1957, A Geolly Fine Walk, Poetry in the Park, Lost Industry of Upper Washburn and The Mindfulness Walk on Otley Chevin.

The festival will also feature a variety of evening activities including talks and films.

Programmes are available now from a number of outlets around the town.

Full details can also be viewed online at www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk .