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Noon Column Walks – A Jolly Good Walk With A Difference!

Needwood & South Derbyshire Noon Column. This walk will take place on Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 10 a.m.

This summer ROOTS Community Singers will be taking their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest.

The group has planned a series of easy to moderate walks around the unique Noon Columns which mark the 6 main areas of the National Forest.

The Columns, designed by David Nash are all different but share the common characteristic of showing the position of true noon each day.  (Providing the sun is shining!)

The walks are roughly 5 miles in length and begin or end at one of the Noon Columns and will be led by choir members who will be inviting everyone to join in with some suitable renditions from its current repertoire.

Leicestershire & South Derbyshire Noon Column. This walk takes place on Monday, 26th July at 1.00 pm.

Singing isn’t compulsory though, if you prefer to listen and find inspiration through your camera lens, poetic or other muse that’s fine as all the walks will be recorded in a booklet and illustrated with photographs and any other original material inspired by the walks.

Failing that, everyone is welcome to just enjoy the walk and the company!

Anyone who would like full details of all the six walks is welcome to download a flyer. National Forest Noon Column Walks 2017

The Noon Column walks are the third Roots project inspired by the National Forest.  Two years ago members of the choir walked and sang their way along the National Forest long distance footpath.

Just one year later in 2016 the Wayfarers All CD was released which

Wayfarers All CD celebrating the National Forest long distance footpath with original music and song.

featured three songs from Roots and consisted entirely of original music which celebrated the history and creation of the National Forest.

To keep up to date with the latest news and doings of ROOTS Community Singers including the Noon Column Walks join the the group’s FACEBOOK PAGE.

Further details of each of the walks can be found here:





Trent Valley

Leicestershire & South Derbyshire

The Noon Column walks have been supported by the National Forest.


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