We would like to invite you to join us at the Launch event for Brackenfield Heritage Trail on Sunday 17th July. We will have the Information Panel on the Green, new Trail QR plaques in place and some leaflets printed. There will be an exhibition in the hall from 10am with drinks and cakes from 12 noon. The exhibition focuses largely on snippets of local social history over the past 100 years or so, based on memorabilia collected by Francis Key, who was Church Warden and a notable local figure.
Brackenfield Heritage Trail is an 8k/5-mile circular walk along Brackenfield’s ancient lanes and footpaths. It takes in breath-taking views and glimpses of a thousand years of rural life. Starting at The Green it ascends to Highoredish Viewpoint and returns to Brackenfield via Berridge Lane Nature Reserve, Woolley and Ogston Reservoir. There are twelve Information Points with QR codes so smartphone users can view text and pictures and hear sound clips of local voices giving a fascinating insight into this beautiful area. See the Brackenfield Parish Council website for more information.
The full Trail takes 3 to 4 hours. There is a shorter 4k/2.5-mile route for those who have just an hour or two to spare. Visitors who prefer a more level and metalled surface can visit two QR points on a circuit round one of the largest village Greens in Derbyshire.