Join us as we walk George Orwell's Country. Starting in his village of Wallington, we'll walk past the Farm and Barn that feature in his novel Animal Farm with the possibility of peeking inside. We'll walk up to the Church where he married and then join the Icknield Way and Hertfordshire Way, returning back to Wallington.
George Orwell (1903-1950) was born Eric Blair, and became an important novelist, journalist and critic. Orwell is known for writing about poverty and describing the poor living conditions in northern England. His most famous novels include Animal Farm and 1984 which both look at totalitarian rule, resonating with us in our 21st century world as much as they had with readers back then.
The walk is part of the British Schools Museum's Dreamers, Radicals & Satirists season, and we shall be joined by Dan Pinnock, local historian. The ticket includes £1 off an entry ticket to the museum (T&Cs apply).
Children must be accompanied by an adult. The walk is 4.5 miles across country with some minor road walking. The terrain is fairly easy and we shall meet up at Wallington at 10am and anticipate finishing by 1pm. Joining instructions will be sent before the walk.