Stroll around the trails of Elwick

Residents of Elwick who are to take part in the village's Atlas project into its history. Pictured, front, is Brian Footitt, the chair of the steering group, along with (from left) Penny Heslop, David Self, Sylvia Jobson, Minna West, Joan Banks, Keith Shaw, Judy Higgs and Vicky Harrison.
Residents of Elwick who are to take part in the village's Atlas project into its history. Pictured, front, is Brian Footitt, the chair of the steering group, along with (from left) Penny Heslop, David Self, Sylvia Jobson, Minna West, Joan Banks, Keith Shaw, Judy Higgs and Vicky Harrison.

FAMILIES can enjoy a nature walk around the surrounding areas of a picturesque village throughout the rest of the summer.

The Elwick Village Atlas Group has set up the nature trail around the village - and there’s even a competitive element to it.

Before starting the trail, people can pick up a question sheet from the village Post Office and have to answer 25 questions as they complete the walk before handing it back in.

On December 1 this year, all of the highest entries will go into a draw and the winner will receive a £20 voucher.

The walk is the latest activity organised by the group in the village and was launched shortly after they carried out an archaeological dig on Elwick green.

Brian Footitt, group chairman, said: “We wanted to organise a few activities that children and families can take part in during the summer and we thought this was a nice way of doing it.

“And as well as it being an opportunity to take a picturesque walk around the surrounding areas of the village, it’s a chance for people to find out a bit more about the village.”

It’s been a busy few months for the Elwick Village Atlas Group. Members launched a project to find out more about the history of the village and have so far come across some fascinating discoveries.

They have searched through old books, photographs and videos and chatted with residents who have lived in the village for decades.

The group is planning to release a book about their finds in the future. For more information call Brian on (01429) 277837.