Footpaths Group

 

Findern Footpaths Group was formed in 1998 when Findern Parish Council set up a working party to care for our countryside. The group are all volunteers and work to maintain, improve and promote the ten kilometres of public rights of way we have here in Findern. This may be by organising workshops, guided walks and family events and by producing walks leaflets.

The group manage 7 acres of land leased by Findern Parish Council, having created diverse habitats to encourage wildlife, including the creation of woodland, managed scrubland, hedgerow, wetland, wildflower meadow and the restoration of two ponds.
The increase in biodiversity amongst villagers has led to working with others to create their own wildlife sites, including All Saints Church, Findern Primary School, Findern Community Preschool and the residents of Brook Close. The group are also working in partnership with South Derbyshire District Council to reduce mowing on communal areas, which is expensive and discourages wildlife, there is also a programme of tree and shrub planting and wildflower planting.

The group are all volunteers and work closely with the Parish Council, who are always hugely supportive of their work.

Findern Footpaths Group also have their own website, this can be found at http://www.findernfootpathsgroup.org/ and they also can be found on Facebook.