Today, 20th May 2018, saw the viaduct welcome 17 members of the Kimberley Women’s Institute, they were met by Ian Potter and Tina Corden.
The route took us from the nature reserve carpark down Newtons Lane to the footpath access on the right hand side, we then followed the path to underneath the viaduct where we stopped and Tina gave a brief history of the viaduct and the project, followed by a Q&A.
We then left the viaduct along the public footpath to the newly installed footbridge which crosses the Erewash Valley rail line where we had a photo opportunity. Taking the Derbyshire County Council footpath we went through Bennerley Woodland to the Erewash Canal towpath which we followed in a westerly direction to The Bridge Inn.
We then turned right to take the bridleway which goes under the railway and crossing the Nutbrook we got to the carpark at Naptha House kennels, at this point we proceeded along the former Nottingham Canal to the viaduct viewing point for another photo opportunity.
We then continued along the canal to reach our start point at the nature reserve carpark.
Distance walked was 2.02 miles, route taken is below.