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Melbourne Footpaths Group
We are a volunteer group that is also concerned with maintaining, repairing and promoting the local footpath network. We run regular walks but our work is mainly practical: clearing paths, repairing stiles, erecting and repairing signs and waymarking paths.
Members are encouraged to walk a small number of paths twice a year to check on their condition (Melbourne has 36) and report back to the group. We have regular working parties to maintain our local paths. We are always on the look out for extra pairs of hands!
Melbourne is a very popular walking centre with paths leading into rolling country through the estates of Melbourne Hall, Calke Abbey and Staunton Harold Hall. The town is close to several long distance routes such as the Ivanhoe Way, the Derby Round, the National Forest Way and the Cross Britain Way. Routes around Staunton Harold and Foremark Reservoirs also add to the variety of walking terrain.