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Thursday 26th October 2017

Lea Wood Work Party

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Meet on Lea Road, near Smedley’s Mill, Lea Bridge, DE4 5AG (parking on the road).
FREE. Booking essential on 01773 881188.

Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to help with practical woodlands management work, removing non-native rhododendron from this important ancient woodland in the World Heritage Site.

Betty Kenny Walk

Time: 10am to 1pm
Starts from the corner of Holly Lane and The Birches Wood, just over the Halfpenny Bridge, Ambergate. 
FREE (funded by DerwentWISE project), but booking is essential on 01629 533038 (there is an enrolment form to fill in).
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear as the walk covers steep slopes and rough terrain. Use Ambergate Station Pay and Display car park (DE56 2EN) if driving to event. Unsuitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and tramper scooters.

Join Debbie Alston on a guided walk in Shining Cliff Woods, near Ambergate. See the wildlife of this ancient woodland and hear the story of Betty Kenny and her family who were local charcoal makers. We will visit the Betty Kenny Yew, which is believed to be the inspiration for the Rock-A-Bye Baby lullaby.

Pickford’s Plot: Poppies

Time: 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Pickford’s House, 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA
FREE. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for families.

Sow your own poppy seeds and create a beautiful plant pot to take them home in. Watch your poppy seeds grow and bloom over Remembrance month, as they burst in to life over winter.

Adult Drawing Class: Drawn Inspiration

Time: 11am to 12 noon
Venue: Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
Cost: Adults: £4; Students/Friends of Derby Museums: £2.50
Booking essential on 01332 641901.
Suitable for adults. All abilities welcome.

This artist led activity is aimed at adults of all artistic abilities, from complete beginners through to confident sketchers! Each month, we will be looking at new drawing techniques as we draw inspiration from the outstanding collections on display.

Woodland Fun Activities

Time: 11am to 3pm
Cromford Wharf, DE4 3RQ
FREE. No need to book, just turn up.

Come and have a go at a range of outdoor fun activities relating to the woodland around Cromford Wharf. Practical activities, fun crafts and skills led by a Forest School Leader. Get outdoors, get muddy and have some fun.

Beer Festival at the Holly Bush

Venue: Holly Bush, Makeney, Milford, DE56 0RX.
No need to book, just call in.

The Holly Bush at Makeney is having a beer festival starting at mid-day on Thursday 26th October and finishing on Saturday, 28th. They will have 25 real ales with music on the Friday and Saturday night.


Jewel in the Crown Belper River Gardens walk

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Starts from Strutt’s North Mill, Belper, DE56 1YD
Cost: £4 per person. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831. Fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Christine Smith looks at the history of Belper’s beautiful River Gardens, the people who shaped it and the changes it has seen.

Then and Now on the Cromford Canal

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Wharf, DE4 3RQ
FREE. Pre-booking recommended on 01629 536831

Friends of Cromford Canal’s Archivist, Hugh Potter, gives a brand new talk comparing historic images of the canal within the World Heritage Site with the same views today.

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