WELCOME TO THE 2014 WALK & RIDE FESTIVAL WEBSITE
It'll be HERE shortly - the 2014 Walk and Ride Festival
At the moment we're just working on a few things before we start organising the 2014 Festival ...so bear with us while we change things on this site and start settng up our events programme for the momentous year that 2014 is bound to be.
In the meantime save the date : 6th September - 21st September 2014 and get your bike out ...its Tour de France year .... and the fun doesn't all stop after all the yellow jerseys have headed south.....
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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?
You'll find out much more about the South Pennine places, people and pastimes on the South Pennines website.
Nearly all the activities in our South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival can be done throughout the year, not just in September. The majority of festival activities are organised and led by people who live and work in the South Pennines, in fact the activities often are their work and their business. If you see an activity you would like to try why not contact the event leader and see what else they do, and come back and visit throughout the year to walk, cycle or ride one of the routes on our Walk and Ride Website