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In the Footsteps of the Pentrich Rebels of 1817



        The Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival, Autumn Footprints, will include five of our walks in
        September 2017, led by the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group. Booking is recommended
        for all the walks and essential for some. You can just turn up if you prefer or have not made a
        reservation, but we cannot guarantee being able to take you if you do not book in advance.


        Tuesday 12th September: Walk from Pentrich Village.

        Length & Grading: 5 miles, Moderate.

        This walk follows in the footsteps of the rebels in 1817, passing places where the Rising was planned and
        where rebels visited on their march towards Nottingham. The route also takes in a mix of historical interest and
        great views of the Amber Valley. The walk includes four high stiles, steep steps to join the canal and a mix of
        footpath and road walking. (6 stiles). Parking on Asherfields Lane or in The Dog car park if intending to be a
        customer (The Dog - Tel. 01773 513360).

        Starting Point: The Dog Inn, Main Road, Pentrich DE5 3RE. Grid Ref: SK 390 525.
        Start Time: 10am. Finish: 1pm.


        Thursday 14th September: Walk from Ripley
        Length & Grading: 4 miles, Easy/Moderate.

        This walk follows in the footsteps of the rebels in 1817, passing places where the Rising was planned and
        where rebels visited on the march to Nottingham. This is mainly an urban walk on pavements and several
        paths (two hills and two sections of unpaved track). The walk includes a long hill down to Butterley and back to
        Ripley. (No stiles).

        Starting Point: Outside Town Hall Entrance, Ripley Market Place DE5 3BT. Grid Ref: SK 399 505.
        Start Time: 10am. Finish: 1pm.


        Saturday 16th September: Walk from Alfreton.

        Length & Grading: 3 miles, Easy.

        This walk follows in the footsteps of the rebels in 1817, visiting places associated with the Rising. The walk
        combines an urban walk on pavements, taking us into Alfreton’s historic centre, and along paths in Alfreton
        Park. (No stiles). On road parking is possible in the streets behind the Library/Masonic Hall.

        Starting Point: Abraham Lincoln Library/Masonic Hall, Derby Road, Alfreton DE55 7AU. Grid Ref: SK 407
        551.
        Start Time: 2pm. Finish: 3.30pm.



        Wednesday 20th September: Walk from South Wingfield.

        Length & Grading: 5 miles, Moderate.

        Walking in the footsteps of the rebels in 1817, we will pass places where they lived and worked, and visited as
        they collected men and weapons. The route also offers some good views of the Amber Valley. The walk
        follows footpaths across fields and bridleways. (1-5 stiles). Parking on roadside in the village.

        Starting Point: Old Yew Tree Inn, Manor Road, South Wingfield DE55 7NH. Grid Ref: SK 374 551.
        Start Time: 1pm. Finish: 4pm.

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