THE SOUTH Pennines’ Walk and Ride Festival has returned with dozens of activities for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The event, which runs from September 9 to 24, will again feature a host of energetic outings in areas including the Haworth moors.

Organisers say the South Pennines is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors, from the unspoilt beauty of the moorlands to the fascinating heritage of the industrial revolution.

Festival coordinator Adele Adams said: “Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. With over 130 events taking place, you will find an event for you; in fact you may find many.

“Look out for our brochure in visitor centres, libraries, shops and many other places throughout the South Pennines for more details or visit the festival website.”

“Cyclists can learn new skills on the Get Dirty MTB half-day course designed to build confidence for those new to off road biking, or they can learn how to lead or supervise cycle rides during a full day of theory and practical training. “

Walkers can choose from gently health walks to strenuous hikes, including the Calder Woodland Way from Brighouse to Walsden taking in woodland landscapes in the Calder Valley.

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