Blue Peter in the Peak District

Simon Groom, vice president of Friends of the Peak District
Simon Groom, vice president of Friends of the Peak District

FORMER BBC TV presenter Simon Groom will join a seven-mile walk in the Peak District on April 15 – one of three being organised to raise money for the charity, Friends of the Peak District, of which he is vice-president.

He will be on The Magnificent 7 Miles, which includes Monsal Dale, Litton, Cressbrook, Little Longstone, Great Longstone and Brushfield. “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,” he said.

Another walk covers 21 miles, through Chatsworth Park and on the Monsal Trail, and there is a short Three Cake Challenge, calling at three cake stops. The annual charity walks start from Thornbridge Hall. Tel 266 5822.