Elephant in the Park – Ganesha Walk

A great blog piece from Anne on the 2013 walk   http://annegoodwin.weebly.com/1/post/2013/10/how-the-elephant-god-got-his-head-and-anne-did-some-alfresco-storytelling.htmlganesha 2014 prelim announcementGanesha walk 2013 flyer

Photos from 2013 Ganesha Walk

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Photos from 2012 Ganesha Walk

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Heritage and culture walks in the Peak District National Park are organised by the Hindu Samaj. In 2012, Chamu Kuppuswamy, volunteer ranger with the Peak District National Park led a Ganesha themed walk in the National Park – a route along the river starting from Grindleford station and ending at Hathersage train station. To go on the 2013 Ganesha walk, see


Saturday 31st August, 2013   (page 17 pf the above e-booklet)   THE NEW DATE IS THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER 2013
Elephant in the Park! A Ganesha Story Telling Walk
5 miles exploring Hindu stories from the mists of time, about the elephant-God Ganesha, to mark the festival of
Ganesh Chaturthi. Chosen for their ‘green themes’, these stories use the features ofthe National Park and its
landscape to bring them alive. On paths and tracks with some ascents. Meet Grindleford Railway Station (GR: SK250788) (PC: S32 2JA). Start 10am, finish 3pm. Park on station approach road. Please bring £1.70 for return rail fare.
Booking not required.

If you have a query or would like to let us know your interest in the Ganesha walk, please contact us using the form below. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED for the walk though, you can just turn up on the day- 21st of September 2013.

3 thoughts on “Elephant in the Park – Ganesha Walk

  1. dear sir
    i like to join your walk, i may ask our temple members to join. will you tell me where the walk starts and how can we get therer, can we drive to the starting point.

    s thangaraj

    • Dear Mr. Thangaraj, You are very welcome to join us, as also your temple members. You can drive to the starting point. The starting point is the car park outside Grindleford train station. The car park is just opposite to Grindleford Cafe. Station Approach, Upper Padley, Bakewell, Derbyshire S32 2JA
      We finish the walk at Hathersage train station, after which you can take a short 5 minute train ride back to Grindleford station and get back to the car.
      You of course have the option of taking a train to Grindleford station, either from Manchester or Sheffield, whichever is closer to you, I presume you will come from Liverpool?
      I will email you these details as well.

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