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

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