Rutland Walking Festival
2013 Dates: Saturday 18th May - Saturday 1st June
The Active Rutland Walking and Cycling Festival is a celebration of Rutland's beautiful landscape and the many walks and cycle routes in and around Rutland. The walks and cycle rides are all led by qualified volunteer walk and bike leaders, making this festival free!
The first week of walking (18-25 May) offers a variety of different length walks at different times and locations around Rutland. The second week (26 May - 1 June) will offer the 7 sections of the Rutland Round over those 7 days.
Over the two weeks there will be a ride to suit everyone, ranging from family to nature rides and even a led cycle ride around the whole of Rutland Water, including the Hambleton Pennisular.
2013 BIG Launch Events
Saturday 18th May - The BIG (Cycling) Launch at Rutland Water:
Join us at Rutland Water, Whitwell site for a celebration of cycling! A great family day out; take part in cycle challenges, see demonstrations from national bike suppliers and other fun family cycling activities.Bouncy castles and other fun inflatables will also be on site. Find out about the led cycle rides taking place over the next 2 weeks.
10- 4pm free event (normal parking fees apply and there could be a cost to inflatable activities.)
Sunday 19th May - The BIG (Walking) Launch at Ketton:
Join us at Ketton Sports Association for the launch event, giving us a taste of the great walks available for the next 2 weeks. There will be three lead walks available from the Ketton Sports Association of different lengths, plus there will be refreshments available making it a great sociable atmosphere.
1pm start, free event (free parking, £5 charge for the optional 2 course meal)
For more information please visit the Active Rutland website.
2013 Guide will be available to download soon!
If you have any feedback of comments regarding Rutland Walking Festival, email the Active Recreation Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Things to Remember for a Safer Walk
- Be prepared! Wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear, and take refreshments.
- Respect the countryside. Take care in crops and be considerate of livestock, fastening all gates.
- Take care when crossing or walking on roadways (walk facing oncoming traffic).
- Dogs are welcome but must be kept under close control at all times
- Select walks that are within your physical capability
- Remember to take nothing but photos and leave nothing but footprints!
All walks will end where they began, please arrive 10 minutes before the stated start time. Walk leaders reserve the right to modify the routes
Corby Walking Festival
For those of you seeking out more walking around the area, Corby Walking Festival is on 4th-6th May 2013 - visit their website for more details.