Amber Valley Ramblers
Walking in Circles
Down the Derwent Valley
A slide show with narration by
The Strutt Centre Belper
Friday 14 March 2014 - 7.30 p.m.
Admission is free
There will be a break for refreshments
the evening finishing by 9.30 p.m.
You may remember that Linda slipped and fell, breaking her ankle, whilst out walking with us a few weeks ago.
She had three broken bones, the repair included the insertion of two pins, plaster and non weight bearing for six weeks.
She continues to make steady progress and wishes to thank all those who helped her on that day.
We all wish her a speedy recovery.
FOOT PATH MAINTENANCE GROUP.
Work Party 20 February
At last we've finished this job and it looks good too.
Work Party 16 January 2014
We returned to Marehay to continue with the work we started last year. Nine of us completed this section leaving one more section to go, hopefully the next session should see the completion and Marehay residents will be able to walk here more comfortably.
Next working party is on Thursday 20 February. contact Michael details below.
Work Party 12 December
Although our numbers were reduced for today's effort, we still managed to finish the quarter of a mile stretch started last time, not only that we had quite a walk to the next path that needed doing. Blackthorn encroaching on to the path line, hard work as it tends to be an entangled mess, but we did manage a further one hundred yards or so, leaving probably another three hundred to finsh the job next year.
Work Party 22 November
A good day at Marehay (Ripley FP49) where our footpath maintenance team, made up of both genders, cleared over one hundred and fifty metres of overgrown path. The path, although well-used, had become very narrow and muddy. Our efforts concentrated on cutting back the brambles and all side growth, as well as pruning and lopping overhanging branches. By doing these things, more light and air will be allowed in and so help dry the path also, hopefully, clearing the sides will tempt walkers to use more of the track allowing the centre line to dry and harden. Some pictures below showing before, during and after. There is still more to do. Anyone interested? Contact Michael - details below.
Work Party 10 October.
A good group went to Mapperley to repair and upgrade some stiles. The area around the base of the stiles had become muddy and depressed leaving a quite high step up. Derbyshire County Council provided us with a good load of limestone ballast and materials to fix the stiles. We had the support of Steve Cresswell from Derbyshire Countryside Service without whom these projects would be difficult for us to undertake.
Two more stiles were repaired and made good in a similar fashion to those pictured above, in all we were proud of what turned out to be a very satisfactory and productive day.
See 'recent articles' for more information of works completed.