This week’s something for the weekend is the Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival which is taking place tomorrow (Saturday 15th July).
Returning after last year’s cancellation due to horrendous weather, it starts with a traditional carnival parade with floats that will be judged by the Mayor of the High Peak which sets off from St Margaret’s School on Glossop Road at 12.30pm, before proceeding up to the recreation ground on Marple Road in Charlesworth.
Once it arrives at the Rec, there’s a whole host of stalls and entertainment including at 2.00pm the crowning of the carnival royalty, along with from 2.30pm a hefty 3 and a bit mile fell run up one side of Coombes Rocks and back down the other side – more details here
There’s also for the younger runner, the junior fell race, with 3 different age categories starting from 3.30pm.
Things then start to draw to a close at 4.30pm with the presentation of prizes, including the prizes for the scarecrow competition which has seen a scarecrows scattered across Charlesworth, and you can take part and have a wander on the scarecrow trail by following the map available on the carnival’s Facebook page by clicking here.
All in all there’s something for everyone so it’s well worth you having a wander up, and if you are not sure what to expect, you can see pictures from the 2015 carnival by clicking here.