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Walking in The National Forest and beyond

South Derbyshire and The National Forest is a popular choice for anyone who wants a less strenuous walk through picturesque open countryside - but if you seek more challenging terrain, stay locally and the Peak District is just a short drive away!

Walking in The National Forest

An already good network of footpaths has been significantly expanded in recent years. Hundreds of kilometres of new paths have been added as part of the creation of The National Forest, and the many new habitats and stunning views provide good reasons to explore! And it's good for your health too!

New walks leaflets are being published every year, so why not call in at Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre to see how much is available. You will be spoilt for choice if you are new to the area, and can discover new routes if you thought you knew them all! Work up an appetite or a thirst, and stop off in one of the many tea rooms or pubs, many of which use locally produced food.

Each year in May hundreds of walkers from far and near gather to enjoy the delights of the National Forest Walking Festival, which in will feature nearly fifty guided walks with something for walkers of all interests and abilities. Whether you want a gentle one mile family stroll with the kids, a more ambitious twenty-five mile ramble over a full weekend, or something in between, we have just the walk for you! Visit the National Forest Walking Festival to find out more or to request a programme - you won't be disappointed.

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