Walking festival to attract visitors to borough

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Local people and visitors to Chesterfield can get out their walking boots as the Chesterfield Area Walking Festival returns for another year.

This year’s festival runs from May 6 to 14, with walks taking place each day.

There are a variety of walks to suit all ages and levels of fitness, ranging from a family ramble of two-to-three miles to a trek of 34 miles, all in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

Highlights include the George Stephenson walk taking in places of interest connected with the ‘Father of Railways’, who made Chesterfield his home, and a bumblebee safari to find out more about these endangered insects – and see how many you can find!

Most walks are free and all are led by an experienced walk leader who knows the history, wildlife and the best places to walk.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “The Chesterfield Area Walking Festival gives people of all ages and abilities the chance to take part in the various walks on offer and also attracts people to come and visit the borough.”

For more information visit www.chesterfieldwalkingfestival.co.uk.