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Winter Walking Festival

Welcome to the Winter Walking Festival programme of walks. The Walking Festival is an exciting event that includes walks for everyone from beginners to the more advanced walker. We are hoping for some mild winter weather, but as British weather can be temperamental expect some snow, rain and strng winds! Please be prepared and dress appropriately - you will need waterproof clothing, comfy walking boots or shoe​s, bottles of water and food (for the walks where this is indicated).


Important Information                                                                                                                           

We have provided an approximate finishing time for each walk, but please note that we will walk at the pace appropriate to each walkers abilities, so please be patient on each walk as we will walk as fast as the slowest walker.


PLEASE NOTE: booking is ESSENTIAL for all walks and must be made in advance. There is also a maximum number of people able to attend each walk, this is stated in the individual walk description. Please inform us if you are unable to attend a walk you are booked on so your place can be given to someone else. 


Timing

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of each walk. Walks will commence at the given time, whether​ all participants have arrived or not. Each walk with vary in tame a pace based on the walkers abilities. Please be patient on each walk as we will walk as fast as the slowest walker.


Weather

The walk leader will be at the meeting place, whatever the weather. However, in exceptional weather conditions, the walk may be re-routed or cancelled to ensure your safety.


Dogs

Where dogs are not allowed on a walk, this is indicated by the symbol (you'll find this with the walk information below). Dogs are welcome on all other walks and must be kept on a lead or under close control at all times. Where dogs are allowed, it does not guarantee a god friend route, you may need to help you dog over stiles. Assistance dogs are allowed on all walks. 


Health and Safety

It is the responsibility of all walkers to ensure that they are physically fit enough to take part in the walks they have selected. Walkers must also ensure that they have the appropriate clothing, footwear and equipment. Participation will be at the final discretion of the walk leader. 


Key to symbols

Each of the walks are graded and have other factors associated with them. The symbols listed with each walk are designed to give potential walkers an understanding of the walk at a glance.

Suitable for all levels of fitness with the possibility of some gentle climbs.

A moderate level of fitness with some quite steep climbs.

A higher level of fitness due to the walks being longer and some steep climbs.

Minimum age for the walk. Younger children are allowed on other walks.

Please bring food with you as there will be a lunch stop.

A flat route, possibily with some gentle climbs.

One or two reasonably steep climbs.

Very steep climbs on this route. Only for those with a high level of fitness.

No dogs allowed on this walk. Where dogs are allowed they must be on leads or under close control.

How to book

All walks are now free but we kindly accept donations which will go back into helping us to continue looking after our wonderful countryside. Donations can be given to your Walk Leader. Click on the walk title below which will allow you to see all the information for that specific walk. Each individual walk has a link which will take you to Eventbrite where you can book. Please note you need to book on each separate walk individually. 

Alternatively, please call one of these numbers 01642 496442 / 01287 631132 / 01642 459629. Or email walkingfestival@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 20 walkers
Date - Friday 31 January 2020
Time - 10am until 12.30pm
Meeting Point - Errington Wood car park, New Marske, NZ 618 612
Walk Leader - Paul from Countryside Services
Join us on a moderate walk around the outskirts of Errington Wood, a chance to take in the view of the borough from the woodlands vantage point.
Grade 2 Grade 7 Grade 4
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website
Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 30 walkers
Date - Friday 31 January 2020
Time - 10am until 3.30pm
Meeting Point - Guisborough Forest and Walkway Visitor Centre, TS14 8HD, NZ 584 152
Walk Leader - Shiela and Alan from Loftus ACCORD Walking Group
The route follows many good tracks passing Home Farm and the site of an old Leper Hospital; then ascends the old mine incline through the woods past Blue Lake. The route then follows a relatively level contour, then ascends to Highcliff Nab and the Cleveland Way. We return to the visitors centre via the site of the old Hutton Hall and the new Hutton Hall.
Grade 3 Grade 2 Age restriction Food availabl
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website
Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 30 walkers
Date - Saturday 1 February 2020
Time - 10am until 1pm
Meeting Point - Cat Nab car park, Saltburn, NZ 6679 2152
Walk Leader - Carl from Countryside Services
A 4 mile walk through woodland, farmland and along the England Coast Path
Grade 2 Reasonably steep No dogs allowed
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website
Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 30 walkers
Date - Saturday 1 February 2020
Time - 10am until 4pm
Meeting Point - Loftus Town Hall
Walk Leader - Marshall from Loftus ACCORD Walking Group
We shall follow the ancient Cleveland Street path from Loftus to Gisborough Priory and discussing the evolving nature of the landscape over time.
Grade 3 Reasonably steep Age restriction Food available
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website
Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 20 walkers
Date - Sunday 2 February 2020
Time - 10am until 2pm
Meeting Point - Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park, TS6 0NN
Walk Leader - Shiela from Countryside Services
A fantastic circular walk between Flatts Lane Country Park and Stewart Park. Explore the hidden countryside that nestles so close to the Teesside conurbation.
Grade 1 Reasonably steep Age restriction Food available
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website

Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 30 walkers
Date - Sunday 2 February 2020
Time - 10am until 3pm
Meeting Point - Loftus Town Hall
Walk Leader - Harry and Kath from Loftus ACCORD Walking Group
This is a popular walk exploring woodland, ancient paths and the service of a small Nunnery to the area over 400 years ago.
Grade 3 Reasonably steep Age restriction Food available
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website

Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 25 walkers
Date - Monday 3 February 2020
Time - 10am until 12noon
Meeting Point - Flatts Lane Country Park, TS6 0NN
Walk Leader - Paul from Countryside Services
A great walk for beginners! Join the countryside ranger for a guided tour of the mosiac of habitats that make Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park such a great place for a wide variety of bird life. Expertly supported by the Teesmouth Bird Club, providing identification tips and insight into the life and habits of the different species that will be seen and heard. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided for those who don't have their own. This walk will finish at the visitor centre, where hot drinks and cakes will be available.
Grade 2 Reasonably steep Age restriction No dogs allowed
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website

Max number of walkers allowed on this walk - 30 walkers
Date - Monday 3 February 2020
Time - 10.30am until 2pm
Meeting Point - Loftus Town Hall
Walk Leader - Harry and Kath from Loftus ACCORD Walking Group
A popular walk exploring the settlement area of a high-status lady in an area which has revealed growing evidence of occupation since the early Neolithic period.
Grade 3 Resonably steep Age restriction
To book onto this walk, please visit the Eventbrite website


Local Walks​

There are lots of walks taking place throughout Redcar and Cleveland. Keep a look out here for walks in your area

​You can also find information about other local walking festivals by visiting the North York Moors website.


Walking Routes

Redcar and Cleveland is home to some beautiful countryside and coastal areas. We have lots of walking routes throughout the Borough that allow you to discover the beauty of our area on foot.​​​

Contact

Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

contactus@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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