Walk & Ride Festival South Pennines
WELCOME TO THE WALK & RIDE FESTIVAL 2016 WEBSITE
This year’s South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival will take place between Saturday 10th September and Sunday 25th September. With almost 140 events taking place there will be an event perfect for you, whether you’re on foot, bike or horse.
The festival is the perfect opportunity to explore the wild and wonderful South Pennines landscape, its heather-covered moors, steep-sided valleys, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. Spanning the Yorkshire Lancashire border this area has a fascinating history, offering everything from Neolithic stone carvings to world-changing industrial heritage; and many hidden gems. Over the centuries it has inspired artists and writers; and those who visit and those who stay.
You may wish to march across the moorland on one of our strenuous all-day hikes or perhaps meander through the streets of Hebden Bridge to discover the secrets of its industrial past or maybe cycle along the Tour de France Grand Depart Route; whatever your pace or interests the South Pennines has it all.
The South Pennines is a place where you’ll find intense local pride and people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know...our event guides are no exception. They will be able to guide you through the landscape and share their knowledge.
This year’s events will be uploaded onto this website in the coming weeks giving you the opportunity to search by area or activity. And watch out for our printed brochure, which will be available from outlets across the South Pennines in August. Please check both the website and brochure for events as not all the events are listed in the brochure, and vice versa.
Participants are advised to check the individual event organisation’s website before setting off to confirm times and meeting points and for any last minute changes to the advertised programme.