In line with Ramblers Association advice and bearing in mind that the walk scheduled for 19th March was to begin with a bus ride, it is now clear that the walk has to be CANCELLED. We had hoped to offer healthy outdoor recreation for a little longer, but it isn’t realistic.
Please continue to enjoy the countryside, but unfortunately in solitude.
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Melbourne Footpaths Group
We are a volunteer group that is concerned with maintaining, repairing and promoting the local footpath network. We run regular walks and donations from these support our practical work: 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.
We are grateful for grant support from
South Derbyshire CVS, Melbourne Civic Society and Ramblers Holidays