Whilst for many, being a Rambler is simply a means of getting out into the countryside, and taking in the wonders of our natural heritage as part of a friendly group of people, there is some serious work to be done as well, to help maintain and preserve our footpaths for future walkers.
Along with many other local groups of the Ramblers, Erewash has an active footpath group, for those who want to get involved, and we work closely with representatives of Derbyshire County Council to maintain and upgrade the footpaths in our area.
The photographs below (click on them for a larger version) show some of the team and the work they have carried out recently. There is also a file of works carried out between 2010 and 2014.
If you would like to know more or volunteer your services, please contact our Footpath Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In June 2018, the Footpath Group received a grant of £350 for tools and equipment
from Ramblers Holidays -
You can also download a larger, 2014, file showing work done in the first few years of the Footpath Group, by clicking on this link.
Repairing the steps at The Gripps, Morley.
See the report on the Ramblers Holidays grant, received by Erewash Ramblers, for more information and pictures.
“Before and after” shots -
Thanks to eight volunteers from the Erewash Ramblers, Footpath 49 (near Pastures Lane, Long Eaton) is now much easier to walk.
Working party at Wilne
“Before and After” photographs on Footpath 7 (off Wilne Lane, Great Wilne)
“Before and After” photos on Footpath 13, off Aston Lane.
New gate on Footpath 1 (Draycott & Church Wilne)
“Then and now” photographs of improvements to the steps at The Gripps, Morley -