The Best Way To See The National Forest Is On Foot - 19 to 31 May
|Published: 14th May 2012 17:32|
Back for a 5th year, the 2012 National Forest Walking Festival is planned for Saturday 19 May to Thursday 31 May and really does offer something for everyone.
A spokesperson for the Festival told AboutMyArea/DE74:
"Join us for more than 80 varied walks. Discover rolling English countryside dissected by meandering rivers and canals, dotted with picturesque historic villages. And at its heart The National Forest, Britain's boldest environmental project where 8 million trees have been planted - a massive "Forest for the nation" being created across 200 square miles of gentle countryside.
"From a gentle stroll, walks for the whole family, walks suitable for wheelchair users, to longer more strenuous rambles for keen walkers, our packed programme (available 3 January 2012) has something for you!
"There are walks for all ages, interests or abilities, with all guided walks led by local experts keen to pass on their knowledge about this special area's rich and varied history, flora & fauna, geology, myths and legends. And why not try something different, such as Nordic Walking, or a pushchair walk?
"Exciting additions this year include our first Night Walk, and a Photography Walk on which you can pick up tips that might make yours the masterpiece that wins the photography competition. You can also:-
- visit the site of the largest ever explosion in Europe
- try one of the newest forms of walking (Geo-caching) in a most ancient landscape
- or, bringing you bang up to date, explore a grand circuit through the site of the largest wood being created to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee
"With so much to choose from, you might want to book a short break or longer holiday - request a Visitor Guide for details of our friendly pubs and B&B's, timber lodges and cosy campsites, welcoming hotels and the country's newest YHA."
Download the National Forest Walking Festival 2012 Programme
For more information please visit www.thenationalforestwalkingfestival.org.uk or contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre on 01283 222848.