Volunteer clearing workers wanted at Butterley

Members of a local railway trust are calling for volunteers to help make a 45 acre country park more accessible to the public.

The secluded valley adjoining Midland Railway – Butterley is only visible to walkers and from the passing trains but is home to a variety of The variety of birds, mammals and reptiles as well as flowers, shrubs and trees.

Manager at the centre Allan Calladine said a team of volunteers have already begun strimming wild flower meadows and maintaining footpaths there on a Wednesday in a bid to attract more people to the area - which he believes many local folk are not aware of.

He said: “The country park is a great area for both visitors and local residents to explore with a great deal to interest anyone walking through.

“It is open every day and can be accessed from the Midland Railway – Butterley Museum complex or from paths at Golden Valley and Somercotes. We would welcome new volunteers to our Wednesday team, so please contact the trust for further information.” ”