marchnews5Located in scenic Derbyshire, holiday park and marina Mercia Marina has further improved its facilities by launching a new range of short circular walks. The three circular walks, ranging from 1.5 miles to 3.3 miles, have been devised in conjunction with Findern Footpaths Group.
The walks, which are suitable for all ages and abilities, all start and finish at the entrance to the 74-acre marina site, where there is also an information board and dispenser where walkers can obtain the walking route maps.

All routes, which take between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours to complete, are relatively flat and take full advantage of the scenic Trent and Mersey Canal between Findern and Willington villages. The beautifully designed route maps also include information on wildlife that might be spotted on the walks plus quizzes for children to complete en route.

An increase in visitors to the area has already been noted, following the opening of the marina’s new Boardwalk shopping, leisure and office development in October, and it’s hoped the new walks will boost visitor numbers even further.

Findern Footpaths Group is currently seeking more volunteers. For more information and contact details, visit