The Autumn Footprints Walking Festival held in Derbyshire, is set to feature 30 free guided walks. Spanning 16 days between 10th – 25 September 2011 the walking festival will feature something for all ages and abilities.
Led by knowledgeable local volunteers and staff keen to show off their patch, the wide variety of walks explore local heritage, natural history and wildlife – taking walkers alongside rivers and canals, as well as through open countryside, towns and villages. Learn how to read a compass and OS map on “Map Reading for Beginners” so that you can make the most of future walks and avoid getting lost, or try a gentle introduction to Nordic Walking to improve your fitness. The Bushcraft Introduction Walk – teaches you all you need to know on how to make the most of the countryside and will cover basics such as shelter, fire and food. All walks are free of charge. However there may be a parking charge – see symbols on individual walks. Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. Please contact: Derbyshire County Council’s Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058 for bookings and further information. Lines are open Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm. Alternatively, please contact Marion Farrell at Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire on Tel: 01773 539434 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Download all of the details and programme – Autumn Footprints Walking Festival (.pdf)