Saturday 21 September

Ripley Urban Walk


Length & Grading: 4 miles, Easy.


A walk around Ripley including Butterley Reservoir and Carr Wood. (No stiles).


Starting Point: Outside Ripley Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley DE5 3BT. Grid Ref: SK 398 505.


Start Time: 10am. Finish: 12.15pm.


Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance.


Parking Fee
Accessible by bus
Toilet en route
Children Welcome
Dogs Allowed
Butterley Res

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The Young People's Forest - Guided Walk


Length & Grading: 3 miles, Moderate.


Explore the Woodland Trust's Young People's Forest before 250,000 trees are planted over the coming years, with a guided walk comparing how the site used to appear, it's current state and plans for the future. A combination of grassed walks and paths with one steeper incline which can be taken slowly. (No stiles). The walk will return to the Visitor Centre where there is the option of taking refreshments at the cafe.


Starting Point: Shipley Country Visitor Centre, Slack Lane, Heanor DE75 7GX. Grid Ref: SK 431 452.


Start Time: 10am. Finish: 12pm.


Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance.


Parking Fee
Accessible by bus
Toilet en route
Children Welcome
Dogs Allowed
Shipley Park

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A Step Through Time: Ilkeston


Length & Grading: 2.5 miles, Easy Access.


Join volunteers from Erewash Museum to take a step back in time and discover the hidden history of this small market town. Likely founded in the 6th century, Ilkeston has a rich and often unknown history, which this walk will introduce you to. (No stiles). Optional refreshments available afterwards at the Museum cafe.


Starting Point: Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston DE7 5JA. Grid Ref: SK 466 418.


Start Time: 1pm. Finish: 2.30pm.


Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance.


Parking Fee
Accessible by bus
Toilet en route
Wheelchair Accessible
No Dogs Allowed
Step Through Time in Ilkeston

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Quarndon Heights


Length & Grading: 5.5 miles, Moderate.


This circular walk takes in part of the Ecclesbourne Valley from Duffield and up a gentle climb on a good farm track towards Quarndon. We continue along a country lane before winding through the back of housing before breaking out again into open fields. Pause here for a while, (bring a hot flask and light snack), to gaze over the Derwent Valley and study the Quarndon Millennium topographic circle and finally descend over fields to return to Duffield. (1-5 stiles). Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times as some fields may contain sheep.


Starting Point: The Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield DE56 4ER. Grid Ref: SK 343 434.


Start Time: 2.15pm. Finish: 5.15pm.


Booking: Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance.


Free Parking
Accessible by bus
Toilet en route
Children Welcome
Dogs Allowed
Take a Packed Lunch

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Call 01629 533991