WELCOME TO THE 2014 WALK & RIDE FESTIVAL WEBSITE
Brush off your boots, pump up your tyres and jump in the saddle – it’s time to prepare for the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival 2014!
Our events programme is now here online for the momentous year that 2014 is shaping up to be. This year the Festival is taking place from 6th September - 21st September 2014.Many of the events in our Festival can be done throughout the year. The activities are organised and led by people who live and work in the South Pennines, in fact the activities often are their work. If there’s an activity you would like to try, contact the event leader and see what else they do or come back and visit throughout the year to walk, cycle or ride one of the routes on our Walk and Ride Website.
The Magic Tenner video shows how your visit contributes to the local economy.
An inspiring film from Rochdale shows how all our partners are actively inspiring you to get on your bike and join us
So get your bike out....its still Tour de France year....the fun hasn't stopped just because all the yellow jerseys have headed south. It has been an incredible event, showcasing all that is wonderful about the South Pennines and its captured all our hearts and minds (and little pedalling legs!).
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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 discover much more about the South Pennine places, people and pastimes on the South Pennines website.