Meeting: Monday August 12th 7:00pm 2019

The Gate Inn, Awsworth. NG16 2RN

Planning Consent has been granted, A substantial proportion of the funding is in place and the work will be moving forwards in the Autumn. Now the real work begins. This will be a busy time for the group as we deliver events such as the September Guided Walk programme, develop fund raising activities and negotiate with the project designers on our how best FoBV volunteers can practically contribute to the works. These are exciting times.

With a project such as this one, there are an array of complexities and hurdles to overcome. the meeting will give everyone as much knowledge as we have on all the conditions and recommendations which have been attached to the project.

Come along, get involved and enjoy the brilliant selection of beers which The Gate offers at the same time.

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Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

Sunday September 22nd: 2019 Start Time 11:00am

Thursday September 26th 2019 Start Time 11:00am

Bennerley Viaduct “Skywalk”

Length & Grading: 3 miles, Moderate. 2 – 2.5 hours

Come and learn some fascinating history of Bennerley Viaduct and enjoy magnificent views of the Erewash Valley on this guided walk. Experience the magnificent monument to our industrial past and learn about the exciting plans to bring the viaduct back in use as a walking and cycling trail. This event will include walking across the deck of the viaduct 60 feet above the Erewash Valley. Access to the deck and descent from the deck is via steep banks. There will be a hand rope to help keep your balance. (No stiles).

Starting Point: Ilkeston Town Football Ground, Car Park, New Manor Ground, Awsworth Road, Ilkeston DE7 8JF. Grid Ref: SK 469 431. Parking courtesy of Ilkeston Town Football Club.

Start Time: 11am. Finish: 1.30pm.

Booking: BOOKING ESSENTIAL call 01629 533991. or via this link http://www.autumnfootprints.co.uk/thursday-26-september.aspx


Guided Walks 2019 Heritage Open Days

Sunday 15th September 2019. 10:30 am start

Tuesday 17th September 2019 . 10:30 am start

Find out about fascinating history of Bennerley Viaduct and enjoy magnificent views of the Erewash Valley on our guided walks. This iconic structure is a monument to our industrial past and a tribute to the ingenuity of our Victorian engineers. Learn about the exciting plans to bring the viaduct back into use as a walking and cycling trail. This event will include walking across the deck of the viaduct 60 feet above the Erewash Valley. Access to the deck and descent from the deck is via steep banks. There will be a hand rope to help keep your balance.

All the walks are completely free of charge but there will be the opportunity for participants to buy Bennerley Viaduct merchandise, the proceeds of which will go towards opening the viaduct and bringing the structure back into public use.

Starting Point: All the walks will start and finish at Ilkeston Town Football Ground, Car Park, New Manor Ground, Awsworth Road, Ilkeston DE7 8JF. Grid Ref: SK 469 431. Parking courtesy of Ilkeston Town Football Club. The walk is about three miles and will last about two hours. The route will take you along the Erewash Canal, then around under and on top of the viaduct.

To book a place, contact kieran.lee@bennerleyviaduct.org.uk or follow link https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/bennerley-viaduct-skywalk