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Severn Trent's Tittesworth Water forms part of new Peak District walk

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Rangers at Severn Trent’s Tittesworth Water are encouraging visitors to put on their walking boots and make the most of the stunning Peak District this weekend.

The popular visitor centre in Staffordshire plays host to two stages of a 190 mile walk curated by Friends of the Peak District, with walkers setting off this Saturday (17th June).

Sarah Gould, site supervisor for Severn Trent, says: “There are 20 stages to this walk, and Tittesworth will be the start and finish of two of them.

“We’re located on the edge of the Peak District and provide somewhere to safely park your car, with facilities walkers can use before setting off, together with a restaurant stocked with refreshments to help recharge after your walk.”

Walkers will set off at 10am on Saturday at one of the 20 stages that makes up the 190 mile walk around the boundary of the Peak District.

Those starting at Tittesworth will finish 10 miles away in Wildborough, and Tittesworth will be the finish for walkers starting in Waterfall.

Julie Gough, Fundraising and Marketing Co-ordinator for Friends of the Peak District, said: "We divided the 190-mile walk into 20 stages so that people could walk the whole route in manageable day walks. Tittesworth Reservoir is a great start and finish point with lots of parking and facilities for walkers.”

“If walking isn’t your thing, then there’s still plenty to do at Tittesworth for you and the family,” adds Sarah. “We’ve got lots of beautiful spots to have a picnic or barbeque with the Peak District offering the perfect backdrop.

“There’s a children’s play area and, if you prefer the water, you can try your hand at canoeing, kayaking or even paddle boarding at Tittesworth Water Sports and Activity Centre.”

As well as forming stages of the Peak District boundary walk, Tittesworth will be doing its own tree walk on Sunday 25th June.

Sarah said: “This mile-and-a-half walk is for beginners who will learn how to identify different trees and how the rangers here look after all the different woodland on site. It’s free to take part in and normal car parking charges apply.”

For more information, or to sign up for one of the stages of the Peak District walk on Saturday, visit friendsofthepeak.org.uk/boundary-walk/.  

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