Festival of Winter Walks is coming soon

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People in Derbyshire are being invited to step out with the Ramblers during its annual Festival of Winter Walks and leave footprints in the snow as they explore the area’s beautiful wintry landscapes.

Ramblers groups will be leading hundreds of free walks from 20 December 2014 until 4 January 2015.

From short festive strolls passing carol singers and Christmas markets to heartier rambles to walk off the mince pies and kick-start new year’s resolutions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Festival of Winter Walks also caters for anyone preferring to step out at their own leisure.

People can download a walk from Ramblers Routes, an online library of Britain’s best walks, and head out for their own winter wander with family and friends.

Ramblers chief executive Benedict Southworth said: “There’s nothing quite like wrapping up warm and heading out with family and friends to explore Britain at its wintry best.

“Our walks during the festival are free, fun and open to everyone, so put on your hat and scarf and join us as we head out into the crisp, clear winter to enjoy the season the way we know best, on our feet.”

A New Years Eve walk will take place on Wednesday December 31, starting at 10am at Bonsall Village Hall.

The walk will be 11 miles long through the picturesque Derbyshire Dales.

For further information about the Festival of Winter Walks and to browse all festive walks or routes on offer, visit www.ramblers.org.uk/winterwalks.

Or follow the Ramblers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ramblers and Twitter at twitter.com/RamblersGB.