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Chesterfield Walking Festival – Cancelled

Chesterfield Walking Festival


Enjoy Chesterfield on foot with the annual Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Enjoy the Chesterfield Area on foot combining a walk with a boat trip along the Chesterfield Canal, discovering George Stephenson’s connection with Chesterfield or setting out on a bus with a walk back to town.

If you’re looking for a challenge, try the Chesterfield Round Walk, a 34 mile trek through the countryside that surrounds the town. Tackle the Beast of Bolsover, a 20 mile hike or a 14 mile walk around Dronfield on the Dance Around a Barn walk,

If that sounds all too much take an evening stroll of 4 or 5 miles, a short walk around the town or a family ramble of 2 or 3 miles.

With lots of walks to choose from there’s got to be one that suits you whether it’s getting up with the birds on the Dawn Chorus walk, a litter pick around the town centre, or an exploration of Chesterfield Museum’s collection on their offsite store tour. Try out Nordic Walking or take the family to find out all about trees on the Spital Tree Trail.

Enjoy the stunning Derbyshire countryside – Ogston reservoir, woods carpeted in bluebells, river valleys and nature reserves. See some of our great houses and halls including Hardwick and Sutton Scarsdale.

Most walks are free (although booking is essential) so there’s no excuse not to join us. 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.

The programme can be found at Chesterfield Walking Festival.

Booking Your Walk

As numbers on each walk are limited, booking is essential. Walks can sell out, so please book early. If you haven’t booked you may be turned away on the day.

Plans can change so if you are no longer able to go on a walk please let the organisers know, it means they can offer the place to someone else. To cancel your walk, contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre by emailing or by calling on 01246 345777

Please note:

  • Each walk has been assessed and graded for difficulty
  • Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and have a waterproof as the weather is often unpredictable (In very poor weather the walk may be modified or cancelled)
  • Please carry a drink
  • Young walkers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Walk leaders reserve the right not to take a person who is not properly equipped or who is, in their opinion, unfit.
  • On some walks, you can reach the starting point by public transport

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