Chesterfield Walking Festival
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Where: Chesterfield Area, Chesterfield
When: 11 May - 19 May 2013
Cost: Many walks free of charge
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Website: Visit website
Enjoy the Chesterfield area on foot, discovering the pretty village of Ashover, finding out what’s so fascinating about trees, or searching out the Florence Nightingale connection at Pleasley Pit Country Park.
Take in some history as you follow Bess of Hardwick’s story all the way to Chatsworth. Tour the five halls of Holmesfield or get your hands mucky on a sensory walk around Hardwick. Get up with the larks to hear the dawn chorus, or face your fears on the Chesterfield Ghost Walk.
Start your walk with a bacon butty before treading the Cuckoo Way alongside the Chesterfield Canal, or sit down to tea and cakes before exploring the beautiful bluebell woods in the Linacre Valley.
If you’re looking for a challenge, try the Chesterfield Round Walk, a 34 mile trek through the countryside that surrounds the town. Or brave the Beast of Bolsover on a 20 mile circular hike. If that sounds all too much, try the Dronfield Round at 14½ miles, or take an evening stroll of 5 or 6 miles before heading to the local pub for supper.
Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join us, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. All are led by a fully trained guide who knows the history, wildlife and the best countryside to walk through (as well as the best pubs to visit) in the beautiful Chesterfield landscape.
Booking opens at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre and online in January 2013.
c/o Chesterfield Visitor Information, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield, S40 1SB
These are the directions to Chesterfield's town centre car parks.
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left hand lane and take first left (Beetwell Street). Follow road for approx 500 yards (passing Vicar Lane multi storey car park), and turn left down Park Road. Take first left turning into Beetwell Street multi storey car park.
For surface car parks at 2nd roundabout select right hand lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Stay in right hand lane and follow road to traffic lights. Turn right to car parks.
Event details can change.
Please check with the organisers that the event is happening before making travel arrangements.