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Pictures now in for Cromford walk.

Members Notice:.


A single room has become available for our away break to Llangollen, 6th to 10th October 2017. The cost is £55 per night which includes Evening meal and breakfast, ample free car parking at the hotel and some excellent walking over the hills or on the flat along the canal / river. There are plenty of opportunities for exploring the famous aqueduct, by boat, the heritage steam railway and the National Trust Chirk Castle is nearby. Please contact Jane Moore at. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A note for your diaries: Friday 29 September

Join Michael and friends for this now annual

Walk, Coffee & Cake in aid of Macmillan

see Friday walks panel for details.

It's Official, it's open!

The Ecclesbourne Way

JHT1 JHT2 JHT3 JHT4 JHT5 pictures by John Hastings-Thomson

PW1PW2pictures by Peter Ward


More pictures and information about the route can be found on www.ecclesbourneway.org.uk

Footpaths Team. 1 August 2017 .
Today's task was to complete the earlier work on the Ecclesbourne Way, near Cliff Ash Lane, where we had worked under the auspices of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. They had procured two large timbers to be fitted by us to the foot bridge we had constructed earlier. A good deal of drilling, sawing and fitting was involved, often lifting the existing structure to allow for the permanent placement of stronger bearers. This kept the four of us busy leading, as you will see in the picture, to a good sturdy result and it is hoped many will walk over it in the years to come.
The wicket gate was also improved now the bridge timbers have been remedied, ensuring security for farm stock and a smooth passage for walkers. We were fortunate with the weather, otherwise this article would be asking all to go to the coast and look out for some familiar looking persons clinging on to two pieces of timber, as the ditch, over which we were working, ran straight into the River Ecclesbourne. Text and pictures by Peter W.



All members welcome to join our team contact Michael 01773 852888

A message of thanks from our chairman.

The Ecclesbourne Way and Amber Valley Ramblers
For those who attended today it has been an enjoyable and memorable day in the history of Amber Valley Ramblers (1976-2017) with the celebration andthe official opening of the Ecclesbourne Way route. Our involvement with the project started 4 years ago and many meetings, much discussion and hard work later, today's event was the culmination of this effort and time given by a lot of people. A significant step along the way has been the lead in the latter part given by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and their valuable infrastructure and the continuous support and enthusiasm of the Ecclesbourne Railway team. The entire project has been a marvellous example of groups working well in partnership. The result is a community project which will benefit the general public for years to come. All who have contributed should be justifiably proud of their involvement.Without naming individuals however, I would particularly like to thank the support of those in the Amber Valley Ramblers Footpath Maintenance team. When called for, they stepped forward and their work gave us credibility as a Group and shown what can be achieved in spite of difficult economic circumstances.To all who attended today a big thank you and hope you enjoyed the day.I hope you will enjoy the Ecclesbourne Way whether in part or along the entire route. Gerry

More work on the Ecclesbourne Way 18 July 2017
See footpath maintenance:

STARTS FRIDAY 14TH JULY then Every Friday at 1pm (walk time approx. 30-45minutes)

Are you living with dementia or care for someone who does?

Ripley Leisure Centre is a dementia friendly site with specially trained staff,

so you can relax and enjoy a local walk in a safe environment

and the knowledge you are in good hands, as the walk is specifically

tailored to be Dementia friendly.

Meet in reception of Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Rd, Ripley DE5 3HR.

(All walks are free for walkers and carers.

Refreshments & a chat are availableafter the walk so come along and make new friends)

For more information contact Leisure Centre 01773 514727 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Forthcoming away breaks can now be found in Reports/notices above

Staying safe in the Countryside.

Please see article in 'walking information' in the menu bar above.

safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults

Be aware that:  Everyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult with parental responsibility. We no longer accept unaccompanied young people aged 15-17 on Ramblers activities even with written consent from a parent or guardian, and the consent cards we previously issued are no longer valid.  People with special needs must be accompanied by someone responsible for their direct care (who needn't be a Ramblers member).


Safety notice for those travelling alone.

Please see our warning article by clicking 'Recent Articles' in the menu above.


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