Covid-19 put a stop to the annual Autumn Footprints Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival (12th to 27th September 2020) in the heart of picturesque Derbyshire. Normally, this would consist of a range of guided walks led by local knowledgeable volunteers.
However, with Covid-19 restrictions this has had to be revised and there will be no led/guided walks. Instead, previously produced walk leaflets have been added to the website for walkers to enjoy in family/friends’ groups – obviously observing social distancing guidance and the ‘rule of six’.
Both boroughs are well known for their natural beauty, superb scenery, industrial heritage and attractive towns and villages. Both have extensive ranges of countryside walk leaflets, created in partnership with Groundwork.
Walks available to download:
- Amber Valley Routeways – a series of country walks in Amber Valley
- Country Walks in Erewash
- Walks linked to the Pentrich Revolution
- Walks in Holbrook
- A Short Heritage Walk – Historic Trees in Risley
As the leaflets have been produced over the last 20 years, it may be that there are some pubs and cafes that are no longer in existence and there may be some sections where the paths are narrow.
Walking Festival Co-ordinator Marion Farrell from Groundwork said, “Do download a leaflet from our website and get out and enjoy a local walk this September in beautiful Derbyshire. Walking is a great way to lighten your mood and get fitter.”
Groundwork Greater Nottingham is part of a federation of 20 local Trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland each working with their partners in deprived areas to improve the quality of the local environment, the lives of local people and the success of local businesses. It works on community regeneration projects in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.