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We’re chuffed to announce that Blue Peter fans have the chance to take part in an exclusive walk with much loved former presenter Simon Groom, as part of our Magnficent Charity Walk on Sunday 15 April.

Simon is our vice president and he has kindly agreed to guide a select band of ten people around the Magnificent 7 Miles route. Simon is best known for presenting Blue Peter during the 1980s. Following Blue Peter he became a documentary maker and a farmer in his beloved Peak District.

“Friends of the Peak District have asked me to walk the seven mile route with a select band of fellow supporters! I rarely get a chance for country walks because I’m so busy with work on our farm and my TV production company. So I’m really looking forward to it, and to meeting some like-minded people. I can’t promise that I won’t occasionally stop to admire the beautiful landscapes, but there will be plenty of time to chat about Blue Peter, and life after it,” said Simon.

To take part in this exclusive walk costs £50. Please contact Danny or ring 0114 266 5822 if you are interested.  


Three more magnificent routes

On top of this exclusive walk, there’s a choice of three different walks so everyone can take part:
• The 21 Mile Challenge – taking in some of most the iconic places of the Peak District including Chatsworth Park, Derwent Valley Heritage Way, the Monsal Trail and Frogatt Wood.
• The Magnificent 7 Miles –  a whistle stop tour around some of the most inspiring views and places in the Peak District including Monsal Dale, Litton, Cressbrook, Little Longstone, Great Longstone and Brushfield.
• The Three Cake Challenge – a short relaxing walk, suitable for even the smallest of feet, with 3 cake stops on route. Taking in the Monsal Trail and exclusive access to gardens of Thornbridge Hall, plus treasure hunt!