Walking through some of the England’s most outstanding scenery is one of the joys of a visit to the Peak District and Derbyshire.
With four separate festivals to choose from and with a wide variety of themes, there’s something to suit all ages and abilities.
The Peak District Walking Festival – April 24 to May 9 2010
The Peak District Walking Festival is one of the largest and most varied festivals in the country, with more than 100 walks led by expert and knowledgeable guides, from National Park Rangers and archaeologists to ecologists and ghost hunting experts! All ages and abilities are catered for and as well as new challenges like rock climbing or caving, you’ll be able to take part in guided cycle rides.
The Peak District’s Historic Border Country Walking Festival – May 15 to 23 2010
The Peak District’s Historic Border Country sits between the Peak District to the west and Sherwood Forest to the east and has some of the best unspoilt and undiscovered countryside, which you’ll be able to explore in the Festival. The programme includes many guided walks to suit all ages and abilities, including the ‘Longest Walk on the Longest Day’ – a 34 mile walk which circumnavigates Chesterfield, keeping the spire in view most of the time.
Footsteps in the Forest: National Forest Walking Festival – May 22 – June 2 2010
Footsteps in the Forest walks offer a great range of short, medium and long guided walks across the varied landscape of The National Forest. Discover canals, rural villages, reservoirs and woodlands and hear fascinating facts about the wildlife and local heritage of this beautiful area. Led by local enthusiasts who are keen to show visitors around the area, there is something for everyone, whatever your interest and abilities.
Autumn Footprints: Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival. Sept 11 to 26 2010
Autumn Footprints includes a wide variety of walks from between one and fifteen miles and covers themes such as natural history, local heritage, rivers and canals or towns and villages and map reading. The programme will be available from mid-summer 2010.
Derby Walking Festival – September 18 to October 17 2010
Set in the compact, friendly city of Derby steeped with fascinating history, a vibrant culture and rich heritage providing the perfect setting for this festival.
Order your 2010 Peak Disrtict Walking Festivals Guide.
Peak District and Derbyshire Tourist Board