Lace up for Rutland’s annual walking and cycling festival

Rutland Walking Festival EMN-160905-160807001
Rutland Walking Festival EMN-160905-160807001

Rutland’s annual walking and cycling festival returns this month, encouraging people to head outside and explore the county.

Now in its seventh year, the festival, which is organised by Active Rutland, is split across two weeks from May 21 to June 12 and celebrates the many ways that residents and visitors can get active through walking and cycling.

Walking Festival - May 21 to May 28. A week long walking festival building on last year’s hugely successful event. The walks include a range of paces from a leisurely stroll admiring the views to fast paced walks that will improve your fitness.

Rutland Round - May 29 to June 4. Following on from the Walking Festival, take part in the 65 mile-long Rutland Round over seven days. Following your knowledgeable guide, explore the county boundary, occasionally delving into the county to see beautiful market towns and of course Rutland Water.

Cycling Festival - June 3 to June 12. The Cycling Festival will showcase the beautiful countryside of Rutland in early summer with a range of exciting bike rides taking in the beauty and diversity of Rutland’s landscape, towns and villages. The festival will host led cycle rides to suit all ages and abilities.

For more details, please visit the www.activerutland.org.uk/walkingandcyclingfestival.