Amber Valley Ramblers
Chile and Ecuador
Friday 9 October 2015
7.30 – 9.30 p.m.
The Strutt Centre Belper
A slide show with narration by Martin
Chile and Ecuador was the first part a five month trip which Martin and Sally made round South America .
This evening covers Santiago to the Southern tip of Patagonia, followed by the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador .
Expect to see dramatic scenery, plenty of mountains, icebergs and some unusual animals.
Admission is free. There will be a break for refreshments.
Members please note
The new walks programme is now being compiled. If you are walk leader or would like to lead a walk
on the next programme. Jan - June 2016 would you please send them in to John T. or Martin
One Saturday recently I was 60ft above the Erewash Valley shoveling ballast from the track bed of the Bennerley Viaduct. I had joined a work party organized by Sustrans who hope to bring the viaduct back into use. Sustrans is the charity that has created many miles of cycling and walking tracks across the country, a local example is the Nutbrook trail.
Bennerley viaduct is unusual insofar as it is constructed of wrought iron and is one of only two examples surviving in the country. It is approximately 500 yards long, 60 ft high and runs from the east of Ilkeston towards Giltbrook. Sustrans hopes to use it as a cycle and pedestrian trail across the valley which should link in with the Great Northern Greenway which is being developed by Derbyshire County Council (The section from Breadsall to Lime Lane is already open). When complete, this should make a spectacular addition to local routes. The viaduct is not open at the moment but good views can be obtained from the A6096 near Awsworth and from a footpath which passes underneath the western end. I hope that if possible you will support this project, it is very close to the Amber Valley area and has the possibility of opening up new areas for us.
The next work days are on 13th and 14th October. You can find more information on http://bennerleyviaduct.org.uk/.
Philip Robinson p1
Discovery Days 2015
Click the link to see the events taking place for this years
'Discovery days' around the Derwent Valley.
Footpath Maintenance. See 'Footpath Maintenance' menu above for pictures of work undetaken.
Sue, update. She is now making excellent progress
There is a visiting rota that you may like to join, do this by contacting her daughter Hermione, through this site,
and I will forward her number to you.
Sue is on ward 204 (level 2) visiting times 2 - 4pm.6 - 8 pm.
The Big Pathwatch
How to take part - view this now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwhD_5JdMEQ