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This page will be updated with items affecting our group, and will also tell you about additions to the website…

…. so please contact us if there is anything which you feel ought to be included here.

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The Erewash Ramblers have an excellent relationship with the farmers and landowners in the Erewash area, and we are never pleased to receive complaints from local farmers (even if we are sure that they are not complaining about our members).

It is worthwhile just repeating the basics of the Countryside Code.

Respect. Protect. Enjoy.

Respect other people

Protect the natural environment

Enjoy the outdoors

Without a doubt, farmers main concerns involve dogs, gates being left open, and walkers straying off the designated paths.

The full Countryside Code is available by  clicking on the picture above.

Christmas Lunch – Thursday, 13 December 2018

(Meet around 12.30 - Lunch at 1.00)

Makeney Hall Hotel,

Makeney, Milford, Derbyshire, DE56 0RS    

By popular demand we are back at Makeney Hall this year!

If you would like to reserve a place, or have any queries please contact Silvia Reid (telephone 01332 675696, email:   

The cost of the lunch is £21.00 and a £10.00 deposit will be required.  Reservations will be available from April and final payment will be due in October.

Saturday Walks:
As a bit of a trial, some of our longer Saturday walks will now have a separate, shorter, option. The short walk and the long walk will both start at the same time and place. Those walks where this is being offered are highlighted in the Walking Programme.

New Footbridge:
Work has now been completed on a new wooden footbridge between Ockbrook and Spondon (Ockbrook Footpath 3). So the path is re-opened, and you shouldn’t get your feet wet!

Grant from Ramblers Holidays:
We are delighted to have been given a grant of £350 by Ramblers Holidays for tools and equipment for our Footpath Group.

The main purchases have been a brushcutter, for cutting back overgrown vegetation, and a cordless drill which is ideal for when the team are constructing, for example, new steps. And no sooner had they been purchased than they were being put to good use at The Gripps at Morley - see the Footpath Group page for more information and some photos.

Many thanks to Ramblers Holidays for helping all Ramblers in the Erewash area.

Autumn Footprints

The annual Autumn Footprints Walking Festival, covering both Erewash and Amber Valley, will be running from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 30 September. As always, the Erewash Ramblers will be taking an active part in the festival, leading a number of walks.

As soon as it is published, the full programme will be available on the Autumn Footprints website.