Peak District Walking Festival

No, I didn’t know there was one either…

But apparently, there is: it’s happening between 14-22nd May 2011 and consists of many local guided walks ranging from leisurely to strenuous.  Most are free of charge, there are a few which do incur a small charge or in some cases a donation to the local Mountain Rescue Services.  If you’d like further information, such as the start location and time, and to book a spot (or two!), please contact the Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre 01246 345777/8

Saturday 14th May –
Discover the Drone Valley Way 7 1/2 miles leisurely
Wildlife of the Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve 3 1/2 miles leisurely
Are Maps a Mystery?  map Reading Course – Day one 2 1/2 miles leisurely £15 adults
Linacre Cartledge and Wigley Wander 11 miles Moderate
Discover the Heart of Hardwick Park 2 1/2 miles leisurely

Sunday 15th May –
The Chesterfield Round Walk 34 miles strenuous
Moss valley, Bluebells and Birds 5 miles leisurely
Clay Cross Discovery Walk 5 miles leisurely
Are Maps a Mystery? map reading course day two
The Brampton 6 6 miles moderate
Creswell Crags – Stories in the Landscape 1 mile easy
Ogston Guided Bird Walk 5 miles leisurely
The Chesterfield Murder Walk – True Tales of Murder and the Macabre 1 mile easy £4 per person

Monday 16th May –
Chesterfield Round Walk part 1 – Unstone to Stone Edge 12 miles moderate
Of Pudding Bags, Appletree Knolls, Civil Wars and Views Afar! 4 miles leisurely
In Bess’ Footsteps 4 miles moderate
Hasland Three Churches Walk – 3 miles easy

Tuesday 17th May –
Roman Rykneld Street Circular 12 miles moderate
Chesterfield Art Walk – From a Crooked Clock to a River Rock 2 miles easy access
Up and Over and Down a Pint 6 miles moderate
Holymoorside Evening Ramble followed by a pint 4 mies moderate
Around the Moss Valley in Springtime 5 miles moderate

Wednesday 18th May –
Wildlife of the Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve 3 1/2 miles leisurely
Chesterfield Round Walk Part 2 – Stone Edge to Heath 10 miles moderate
Explore the Boundaries of Hardwick Park 4 miles moderate

Thursday 19th May –
Boots and Boats 3 miles leisurely £4 per person
Boots and Boats 1  6 miles leisurely £4 per person
Boots and Boats 2 6 1/2 miles leisurely £4 per person
Chesterfield Football Club – New Era Walk 3 1/2 miles leisurely
Ashover Spire Circular 6 miles moderate
Wingerworth Evening Walk 5 miles easy

Friday 20th May –
The Fox and Goose Pudding Pie Hill Ramble 8 1/2 miles moderate
Chesterfield Round Walk Part 3 – Heath to Unstone 12 miles moderate
Rother Valley Ramble 10 miles moderate

Saturday 21st May –
Chesterfield Football Club – New Era Walk 3 1/2 miles leisurely
Hops, Caches and Countryside 9 miles moderate
Via an Old Windmill and Amber Valley plus a little history 12 miles moderate
Flora and Fauna of the Crags 1 1/2 miles easy access
Sutton Scarsdale Hall and its Fabulous History 1/2 mile easy £3 adults £2 child

Sunday 22nd May –
GHB Ward Commemorative Moorland Walk 11 1/2 miles moderate
The Chesterfield Murder Walk – True Tales of Murder and the Macabre 1 mile easy £4 per person

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One thought on “Peak District Walking Festival

  1. I think we have been on a few of these There good . We did some Guided walks with the peak Rangers. Excellent as they point out local intresting stuff you would normaly not notice

    The Map reading course which was very low cost and still is was excellent for those setting off into the peaks and or anywhere.

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