The Tales of the Fanns Walking and Arts Festival got off to a great start last weekend with intrepid walkers braving the unsettled spring weather to undertake the first Tales walk on Saturday at
Thames Chase Forest Centre at Broadfields. The walk led by Bob Stevenson followed a circular trail taking in St. Mary Magdalene Church in North Ockendon.
The Tales of the Fanns celebrates the landscape, people and history within the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme area of East London and South West Essex.
The festival runs until 6 June with free walks and activities at venues
in Brentwood, Thurrock, Havering and more.
Go to www.landofthefanns.org find out more.