Special Features

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Index of Walks and Trails

This section contains a number of walks around Ilkeston, other local towns and cities looking mainly at the history and heritage of the area.

Town & City Walks

Join us for some gentle sojourns around several local villages based on descriptive leaflets detailing the history and heritage of the area.

Village Trails

This section was added to the site in February 2010 to include a selection of Country Walks, Rambles and Routeways that will be updated on an ad-hoc basis.

Country Walks

This section is based on five leaflets that were first published between 1995 and 1998, each of which comtains descriptions of three short walks suitable for families.

Family Walks

This section was inspired by an Autumn Footprints walk and was added on a monthly basis in 2007 looking at the impact of the Miller-Mundys on the landscape around Shipley.

Miller-Mundy Memories

This section follows a variety of walks and visits several places dear to the hearts of Ilkestonians with many of the "journeys" suggested by visitors to the site.

Sentimental Journeys 

New instalments to this series about the Stones of the Monks Way following a route from Strelley to Dale Village were added at monthly intervals throughout 2004.

The Monks Way

A series of relatively flat routes of approximately three miles each that are followed by local Walking For Health groups.

Walking For Health

Here you will find a number of other miscellaneous walks in the local area that don't easily fit into any of the other above sections.

Miscellaneous Walks

Annual Events

An index to pages of images taken over the Easter period each year from 2004.


On this page you will find links to some of the annual carnivals held in Ilkeston since the millennium plus one from Long Eaton and a look back to earlier carnivals too.

& Parades

The almost unique Derbyshire tradition of Well Dressing has often been featured on this site and this section draws together all the pages that include images from around the county. This section also contains Flowers Festivals and other Summer Events

Well Dressings
& Other Festivals

Autumn Footprints is a Walking Festival in Amber Valley and Erewash that is held annually in September and here you will find images from the walks we have participated in over the years.

Autumn Footprints

All the fun of the fair each year from 2000 until the present day in a number of pages showing scenes of the annual October Charter Fair throughout the years.

Ilkeston Fair

An index to pages containing images taken during Advent and at Christmas including the switching on of the Christmas lights in November/


Other Miscellaneous Pages

Three pages from my original site modified for inclusion here featuring Crich Stand, The Sherwood Foresters and my Uncle Bill. Added to Ilkeston Cam 21 March 2004.

Crich Stand


For more special events see also the Holidays & Days Out Index which includes local trips to some of Derbyshire's countryside plus more distant trips to Alton Towers, Skegness and Twycross Zoo etc.

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