Sat 9th - Sun 24th September 2017

The Autumn Footprints Festival offers a great choice of 43 free guided walks. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everyone of all abilities. You can download the full Walking Festival programme here


Set in picturesque Derbyshire, The Autumn Footprints Walking Festival takes place in an area known for its natural beauty and superb scenery. Popular with both novice and experienced walkers wanting to enjoy the beautiful colours of autumn and the area's fabulous views, undulating countryside, industrial heritage and attractive towns and villages


Led by knowledgeable local volunteers and staff keen to show off their patch, you will discover a wide variety of walks to explore local heritage, natural history and wildlife. The routes take in walks alongside rivers and canals, as well as through open countryside, towns and villages.


All walks are FREE OF CHARGE. However there may be a parking charge (see symbols on individual walks). Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance. Please contact Shipley Country Park on 01629 533991 for bookings and further information unless stated otherwise.


If you have taken part in one of our 2017 walks then we welcome your feedback. Please complete our online contact form with your views.