Walking in the Chesterfield Area
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Explore the beautiful countryside of the Chesterfield Area on foot. Follow our ‘Hustle and Bustle to Birds and Bluebells’ trail alongside the Chesterfield Canal, or try one of Transition Chesterfield’s Car Free Walks. Check out the Five Pits Trail or walk the Southern Spur of the Trans Pennine Trail.
If you enjoy a pint of real ale, try the Edges and Ales walks, stopping off at real ale pubs along the way. Take a quiet circular walk from Millthorpe to the edge of the Peak District, or set out on the Trans Pennine Trail.
Chesterfield Area Walking Festival 6-14 May 2017 gives you the chance to go on a guided walk around the area. Discover pretty villages, fascinating characters and bluebell woods. Take in some history or take the kids pond dipping, tackle the 20 mile ‘Beast of Bolsover’ or the challenging 34 mile Chesterfield Round Walk. If that sounds all too much, there are plenty of shorter walks to choose from.
Most walks are free so there’s no excuse not to join in, and every excuse to have a pint at the end of several of them. All are led by a fully trained guide who knows the history, wildlife and best countryside for walking (as well as the best pubs to visit) in the beautiful Chesterfield landscape.
Call in at the Visitor Information Centre and pick up free walking leaflets, or buy a walking book and an Ordnance Survey map of the area. The Visitor Information Centre staff will be more than happy to help you find a suitable route and help you make the most of your visit to Chesterfield Area.