Walk & Ride Festival South Pennines
WELCOME TO THE WALK & RIDE FESTIVAL 2016 WEBSITE
This year’s South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival took place between Saturday 10th September and Sunday 25th September. Thanks to all the event leaders and to all you walkers and riders who enjoyed the great range of events during the fortnight. If you missed it, you can stroll through all the events on our events pages on this site or still download a copy of the Festival brochure here to get a flavour of what happens every year in our stunning South Pennine Landscape. Check back soon to find out the dates for next years Festival and we look forward to meeting you.
Download the 2016 Festival Guide Soon!
We once again welcomed festival regulars back to the South Pennines and encouraged new visitors to the fantastic landscape of the South Pennines. If you would like to visit the South Pennines before the festival please have a look at the amazing range of routes for the walker, cyclist and rider on our Walk and Ride Website.
New to the South Pennines?
The South Pennines is a wild, wonderful and occasionally wuthering landscape at the place where Yorkshire and Lancashire collide. A land of steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as 'spectacular', 'inspiring', 'breathtaking' and 'dramatic.' It's a place where you'll find intense local pride - people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know. Did you know we have the kilometre square with the densest network of public paths in England? We also have the most access land of anywhere in England outside a National Park AND the longest continuous uphill road climb (and descent too of course) out of Cragg Vale towards Littleborough. Amazing eh?
The following videos provide a taster of what the South Pennines has to offer to the cyclist on and around the Pennine Bridleway.
Stay Longer - don't just come for the Festival. The Visit Calderdale website allows you to build your own package of events, including those in this Festival, to make your stay in the area as widely varied and exciting as possible.
Coverage of the Yorkshire Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 sent images of the South Pennines around the world. The second stage of the race provided a fantastic showcase for the South Pennines. The Walk & Ride Festival provides the ideal opportunity to explore the route of the race and the South Pennines more widely.
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