Walking

Middleton by Walking

Middleton by Walking is a family walking festival based around Middleton by Youlgrave in the Derbyshire Peak. The annual festival will take place during the autumn half term and includes walks and activities with children in mind.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME  27 – 29 October
Saturday        2:00 – 4:00 pm  Riddle of the Stones,  Story of Sites of Meaning
Sunday        10:00 – 4:00 pm   Riddle of the Stones, Other Stones : Other Meanings 1 & 2.
Monday       10:00 – 4:00 pm   Riddle of the Stones,  Story of Sites of Meaning
Daily             festival hours      Refreshments, activities for children.
The festival office, activities and refreshments are in the Playground, Middleton by Youlgrave, DE45 1LS.

Riddle of the Stones (for families and young children)
A walk for young adventurers. A walk around Middleton discovering some of the Sites of Meaning stones.  Search for clues in the Sites of Meaning stones to solve the riddle of the stones.The walk is 2.5 miles over footpaths and local lanes with 60m ascent. Boots maybe helpful after wet weather.
Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday and Monday 10:00 – 4:00 pm.
£2 per child : no booking required

The Story of Sites of Meaning (for adults and older children)
A promenade lecture around eight stones with Charles Monkhouse who devised Sites of Meaning. Children can make a collection of materials to tell their own stories of the walk. Bags provided. The walk is 5 miles over good paths, local lanes and farm land.  80m ascent. Boots may be helpful after wet weather.
Saturday 27 October and Monday 29 October at 2:00pm.
£5 / £3.  Inc bags for children. First 20 people, priority given to those who have booked.

Other Stones : Other Meanings 1  (Adults and older children)
The morning walk explores stones in the village and in Bradford Dale that tell the history of Middleton.  A local guide will introduce and discuss stones and sites in the area. The walk is 3 miles, 60 metres ascent, over public footpaths and local lanes, good footwear essential.               Sunday 28 October 10:00 am
£4 or £10 for morning and afternoon. First 20 people, priority to those who have booked.

Other Stones : Other Meanings 2  (Adults and older children)
The afternoon walk explores prehistoric Middleton. Recent discoveries in Hardy’s Mine will be introduced by members of Derbyshire Caving Club while secrets of Arbor Low will be revealed by a local expert. The walk is 6 miles, 175m ascent, private paths, farm land and local lanes, good footwear essential.
Sunday 28 October 1:00 pm 
£8 or £10 for morning and afternoon. First 20 people, priority to those who have booked
For group safety while walking over private farmland with cattle no dogs will be allowed on this walk.

Extra activities for children
During festival hours there will be activities for children in the playground: building towers with  bamboo sticks, exploring colour on a large scale and creating collages using material gathered on walks.

Refreshments 
During festival hours we will sell a walker’s fare: hot drinks and cakes, soup and rolls, and food for children.

Booking, queries and further information
email : booking and queries to admin@middletonbywalking.org.uk.
Bookings are only valid if you receive a confirmatory reply. Please pay on arrival.
website : www.middletonbywalking.org.uk
sites of meaning : www.sitesofmeaning.org.uk
facebook : www.facebook.com/middletonbywalking
twitter : @middletonwalks
PDF : Festival Details