Thursday 26 September

Homage to the Canary Girls


Length & Grading: 8 miles, Moderate.


A flat circular walk mainly along the river bank. This walk commemorates 101 years since the devastating explosion at Chilwell Munitions factory which killed 134 and injured 250. Many of the workers were female and known locally as "Canary Girls" due to the fact their skin turned yellow when working with the chemicals. Bring a packed lunch, although there will be a stop at Attenborough Visitor Centre, so opportunity to buy refreshments on the route. (1-5 stiles).


Starting Point: Trent Lock Car Park, Lock Lane, Sawley NG10 2FY. Grid Ref: SK 489 313.


Start Time: 10am. Finish: 3pm.


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
Toilet en route
Children Welcome
Dogs Allowed
Take a Packed Lunch
Homage to the Canary Girls

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Bennerley Viaduct "Skywalk"


Length & Grading: 3 miles, Moderate.


Come and learn some fascinating history of Bennerley Viaduct and enjoy magnificent views of the Erewash Valley on this guided walk. Experience the magnificent monument to our industrial past and learn about the exciting plans to bring the viaduct back in use as a walking and cycling trail. This event will include walking across the deck of the viaduct 60 feet above the Erewash Valley. Access to the deck and descent from the deck is via steep banks. There will be a hand rope to help keep your balance. (No stiles).


Starting Point: Ilkeston Town Football Ground, Car Park, New Manor Ground, Awsworth Road, Ilkeston DE7 8JF. Grid Ref: SK 469 431. Parking courtesy of Ilkeston Town Football Club.


Start Time: 11am. Finish: 1.30pm.


Booking: BOOKING ESSENTIAL call 01629 533991.


Free Parking
Accessible by bus
Children Welcome
Dogs Allowed
Bennerley Viaduct

Book Now
Call 01629 533991