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Cheshire town set for inaugural walking festival

Posted 14 October 2010
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Cheshire town set for inaugural walking festival
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Tomorrow (October 15th) sees the start of the inaugural Bollington Walking Festival, which takes place in and around the Cheshire town.

Located near the part of the Peak District lying within the county's boundaries, the festival focuses on routes up some of these moors, with organised walks including The Cheshire Matterhorn - a moniker given to the three peaks of Kerridge, Teggs Nose and Shuttingsloe.

The two-week festival also offers the chance to go walking on other moors, in the local fields and valleys and even enjoy some pub treks.

People keen to get some hiking boots for the event may wish to visit the Go Outdoors store in nearby Stockport.

And there are also other happenings connected with the festival, including a ceilidh, Bollington Sausage Week and an open day at the town's Brewery.

The Gritstone Trail is featured in some of the walks and those wanting to experience its full length as a separate challenge can enjoy the 35-mile route over the southern Pennine Moors between Disley and the Staffordshire town of Kidsgrove.

Posted by Elaine Arthur