Chesterfield Area Walking Festival
Enjoy the Chesterfield Area on foot, discovering our moorlands including Big Moor with its stone circles, searching out wildflowers in ancient woodlands, and going on a treasure hunt around Spital Cemetery. Explore history in the landscape on the George Stephenson – Rocket Man walk or a Tale of Two Pits. Help Clean Up Chesterfield or go on a Bumblebee Safari. Discover hidden secrets on the Unstone Line or step out on the Family Adventure Journey.
Tickets will be available to book online from Tuesday 1st March 2022.
If you’re looking for a challenge, try the Chesterfield Round Walk, a 34 mile trek through the countryside that surrounds the town. If that sounds all too much take an evening stroll, a short walk with all the family or an early wander to hear the Dawn Chorus.
With 35 walks to choose from there’s got to be one that suits you whether it’s boarding a narrowboat for a trip on the Chesterfield Canal followed by a walk back to Tapton Lock, a walk around Renishaw Hall Gardens or an exploration of Chesterfield Museum’s collection at one of their rarely opened offsite stores.
Enjoy the stunning Derbyshire countryside – Ogston reservoir, woods carpeted in bluebells, stunning views from ridges, waterside walks and nature reserves. See some of our great houses and halls including Hardwick, Sutton Scarsdale and Bolsover Castle.
There will be a variety of walks to take part in – including Big Hikes such as The Chesterfield Round, Bolsover Boundary Walk and Ogston and Ashover Circular.
Evening walks such as Railway, Rother and Return or Hidden Treasures, which give walkers an opportunity to find out some interesting stories from inside Spital Cemetery, will also be taking place.
The popular Boots and Boat walks return allowing walkers to combine a canal side wander with a short boat ride.
There are a range of family friendly walks such as the Queen’s Park Buggy Walk, the Family Fun Wildlife Walk and the Family Adventure Journey.
Last year’s event was a huge success, with many more people embracing the outdoors due to the pandemic.
All walks are free and 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.
To ensure the festival can be delivered safely, there are a limited number of tickets available for each walk. Please note that booking is essential and anyone who has not booked an advance place may be turned away.