GRASSROOTS: Scores of people take part in Amber Valley walking festival

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The annual Autumn Footprints Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival, set in the heart of picturesque Derbyshire, has had over 950 people take part. This is a sixteen day festival of walks ran from Saturday 13th September to Sunday 28th September 2014 offering 40 walks of different distances, pace and themes. Most of the walk leaders were volunteers and without their enthusiasm this walking festival would not have been possible. (see attached photo of walk leaders with the Mayors of Amber Valley and Erewash)

Richard and Penny Biggin, both Volunteer Walk Leaders said:

“We have really enjoyed being a part of Autumn Footprints. We have led walks as part of the festival for over 9 years and also enjoyed going on other walks during festival. Long may it continue!”

The Walking Festival has proved to be very popular with both inexperienced and experienced walkers. The walks, led by volunteers and staff from over 20 organisations, took take place in Amber Valley and Erewash. These two areas are well known for their natural beauty, superb scenery, industrial heritage and attractive towns and villages. Picture by Garth Newton.