Adventure Walk along the Coppice Brook with the Friends of Coppice Brook and Belper Civic Forum.
Local residents of all ages are being invited to come on a special guided walk combining Belper's history and natural geography. Join us on this organised walk along the middle section of Coppice Brook on Sunday May 20th (which follows the success of a first walk along the lower section of the brook last year). ‘People may think that Belper grew up around the River Derwent, but when you think about it, it’s grown up around Coppice Brook, and it joins the old and the new parts’ says walk leader Julie Wozniczka.
See the site of the 13th century mill, and the cold water Bath House. Solve the mystery of where the brook goes after the Vaillant factory – does it really go under Pottery school? Where are the best places to play? Where needs clearing up? What happened in the past? How would you like it to be in the future? Experience a nature reserve in built up Belper. Discuss ways to help the brook to support more wildlife and to do less damage in flood.
Anyone wanting to come along should meet at Walker Bottom Rec (bottom of Mill Lane) for 1.30pm. The 2 mile route will follow public paths and take in the watercourse as it tracks through the town’s newer estates around Whitemoor. It will end at Over Lane, in time for catching the Trent 6.3 bus back at approximately 4.30pm (or for a quick visit to a Heage pub). Stout footwear is recommended. For further details please contact Julie Wozniczka on 01773 821982.
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