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Sunday 24th September. Heage and Lower Hartshay.


         Length & Grading: 6 miles. Moderate.

         The walk follows in the footsteps of the rebels in 1817 and visits historic sites from the time, Heage Windmill,

         Morley Park Ironworks and the Cromford Canal, with views across the Amber Valley. The route crosses fields,

         follows the old canal and is along roads through Heage itself. A number of stiles are crossed and the path

         descends quite steeply between Heage and Sawmills. (10-15 stiles). Parking on the road in Lower Hartshay

         (NOT in the small pub car park).


         Starting Point: The George Inn, 56, Main Road, Lower Hartshay, Ripley DE5 3RP. Grid Ref: SK 380 515.

         Start Time: 10am. Finish: 1pm.


         The Autumn Footprints Festival, from Saturday 9th to Sunday 24th September 2017, offers a great choice

         of 43 free guided walks. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everyone of
         all abilities.

         Set in picturesque Derbyshire, The Autumn Footprints Walking Festival takes place in an area known for its
         natural beauty and superb scenery. Popular with both novice and experienced walkers wanting to enjoy the
         beautiful colours of autumn and the area's fabulous views, undulating countryside, industrial heritage and
         attractive towns and villages

         Led by knowledgeable local volunteers and staff keen to show off their patch, you will discover a wide variety
         of walks to explore local heritage, natural history and wildlife. The routes take in walks alongside rivers and
         canals, as well as through open countryside, towns and villages.

         All walks are FREE OF CHARGE. However, there may be a parking charge (see symbols on individual
         walks). Booking is recommended for all the walks and essential for some. We cannot guarantee being able to
         take you if you do not book in advance. Please contact Shipley Country Park on 01629 533991 for bookings
         and further information unless stated otherwise.

         You can download the full Walking Festival programme by going to the website
         http://www.autumnfootprints.co.uk/autumn-footprints.aspx


                         Images from our recent exhibition at the 28 Café Belper.
           This was our 2nd exhibition at

           28 Café focusing on the
           historical interpretation panels

           this time.
           It was timed to coincide with
           Belper’s thriving Farmers’
           Market.
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