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Chesterfield Walking Festival May 2016

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Chesterfield Walking Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary in May, with walkers from all over the country joining one (or more) of over fifty walks across Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire. Families with children got ‘Mucky Hands and Muddy Boots’ at Hardwick Hall while Limestone Journeys volunteers went ‘Exploring the Grips’ and enjoyed ‘A Grand Tour of the Crags and Welbeck’. ‘Tale of Two Loos’ offered a convenient celebration of two parishes that are committed to keeping their public toilets open. Visit for more information.

Many thanks to the walk leaders and their organisations for taking part in this year’s Walking Festival. If you enjoyed your walk and/or would like more information about local walks in the area, you can contact Mel Hardy at Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers:

For walks from the Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre, call Dave Evans: 01623 743 087. Or you could try walking from Shirebrook to Poulter Country Park on the new Archaeological Way!

Thanks to Helena Stenton from Derbyshire County Council for this month’s blog.

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