Went to the above meeting in Derby. It was good to meet fellow rangers who are doing interesting stuff. Current plans and activities include:
The Water Rail Way, Lincoln - Boston, which is already open but is having an official opening on April 25.
Plans for a Derwent Valley Greenway, heading north from Matlock and with a view to linking up with the High Peak and Tissington trails.
New routes east of Leicester, linking up with Market Bosworth.
Continuing route 67 north from Langley Mill to meet up with the TPT at Chesterfield (we need a strong NE Derbyshire group to push for that one)
Derby which has excellent NCN routes is consolidating it's activities.
Note that Sustrans is now talking about "volunteers" rather than "rangers" - reflecting the wider range of work that volunteers do.