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National Parks Week details released

Posted 16 July 2010
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National Parks Week details released
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With National Parks Week scheduled for July 26th to August 31st, the National Parks website has revealed details of a series of events planned for the occasion to emphasise the scenery, history and culture of the areas.

Those bringing trekking poles along can enjoy guided walks such as two being run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority visiting old mine workings.

Lead mines near Grinton Youth Hostel will be featured on July 26th between 14:00 and 16:00 BST, while similar events will be held in Wensleydale on July 28th between 13:00 and 15:30 BST, near Reeth on July 30th and Grassington on August 1st.

The Beldi lead smelting mill near Muker is the focal point of a circular walk on August 1st.

Participants in these treks have been advised to bring walking boots and outdoor clothing, which could mean a waterproof jacket is in order should it rain.

Another national park offering historic walks during the week is the Peak District.

Its treks include an archaeological tour round Chatsworth and Edensor, as well as a trail focusing on the villages lost when Ladybower Reservoir was constructed.

Posted by Dan Mirza