Walking festival for half term holiday

Middleton by Walking – a family walking festival based around Middleton by Youlgrave – will take place during the autumn half term.

The walks will focus on Sites of Meaning, a Millennium project that marks the entrances to the parish of Middleton and Smerrill. Seventeen stones around the village boundary bear text chosen by residents.

Pictured above is the sculpture at the Sheepdip.

The stones were created by local masons and sculptors. 

There will be two promenade talks: The Story of Sites of Meaning with Charles Monkhouse who devised and led the project, and Other Stones, Other Meanings, stories about the stones that inspired the project. For more  details go to http://www.middletonbywalking.org.uk