The Autumn Footprints Festival

Autumn Footprints Festival returns – and it’ll feature walk exploring Alfreton’s history

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Thu 25th August 2022

The Autumn Footprints Festival is set to return next month – and it’ll feature a guided walk exploring Alfreton’s history.

The festival, which offers a choice of 34 guided walks around Derbyshire, will take place between Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 25.

The walk around Alfreton – In the Footsteps of the Pentrich Rebels of 1817 – will take place on Tuesday, September 13.

The three-mile walk will start at the Masonic Hall on Derby Road at 2pm.

Describing the walk, the Autumn Footprints Festival website says: “This guided walk follows in the footsteps of the rebels of 1817, visiting places associated with the Rising.

“The walk combines an urban walk on pavements, taking us into Alfreton’s historic centre, and along paths in Alfreton Park (no stiles).”

All of the walks are free to take part in, however there may be parking charges at some locations.

Each walk will be led by knowledgeable volunteers and staff who are keen to share the local history and wildlife.

Booking is advised. Call Michelle Marriott on 01629 533 991 or email

You can find out more information about this walk – and any others planned as part of the festival – here.