15th to 23rd September
Our first Walking Festival will include walks along the entire 46 miles from Chesterfield to West Stockwith, including the unrestored section. We will have a great variety of lengths and different times of day from which to choose and lots of speciality walks including: History, Wildlife, Engineering, Wheelchair and Family Friendly.
We will have Boats & Boots which include a walk and a cruise on one of our tripboats.
John Merrill, “Britain’s most experienced hiker & World’s greatest marathon hiker”, will be leading a walk along the full 46 miles in three days.
All walks will have to be booked in advance. All will be free apart from Boats & Boots.
Full details will be published here and in a brochure in May, when bookings will open.
We are expecting to have about 40 walks altogether, which we think will make it “The biggest Canal Walking Festival in the World.” If you can discount this claim, please let us know.
For the Walking Festival Facebook page, click here.