April 2017

Please read this carefully
Before leaving home, be sure you are fit enough and equipped sufficiently to undertake your walk.If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short easy walk first—it’s much better to find a walk a little too slow than to make yourself miserable and exhausted. Most of our walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for both walk and weather (you can check our web-site for the day’s weather). Bring some food and drink even if the walk includes a pub or café break. Leaders may possibly refuse to accept participants who are not adequately fit or equipped. If in doubt phone the leader first. For your own and others’ safety, please abide by the advice herein and the instructions of the walk leader. Although walking is one of the safest outdoor activities, none is completely without risk. It is your responsibility to behave sensibly and minimise the potential for accidents. You are NOT covered by us or the leaders for personal injury or loss—the cost would have been too great and the scheme could not have gone ahead. It is your decision if you walk with us under these terms. If you are unknown to your walking group, you may be asked for your name at the start. Please co-operate and give it.

Sunday 2nd April 11.00 am

Warsop Carrs

A circular walk around the varied landscape known as The Carrs,
including a stretch alongside the River Meden.

Meet Andy (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers) at
The Carrs car park, off A60 at Church Warsop

Grid Ref: SK568 686
Postcode: NG20 0SF
Distance: 5 miles.

Contact Tel: 07756 350 250

or email:


Sunday 2 April

Attenborough Nature Walk

Join the wardens for a walk around the reserve.
No dogs please. No need to book.
Meet 10.30am

Contact: Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Wednesday 5th April 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

A View from the Other Side

To the escarpment south of the village to see why
and when various parts were built
Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
at the top of Pit Hill.

Use station car park.
Refreshments available after walk.
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01623 743087

Friday 7th April 11.00 am

Moorgreen Reservoir

We pass Morning Springs, Moor-green Reservoir,
Beauvale Lodge, and Greasley Church.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers Notts Area,
at Beauvale Abbey Tearoom, New Road, Moorgreen.

Grid Ref. SK494 487
Postcode NG16 2AA
Distance 5.9 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Saturday 8th April 9am - 11am

Spring Bird Identification Walk

A walk for those who wish to improve their identification
of Spring birds using sight and sound.
£6 per person.

To book, click on the Training & Events category at


Saturday 8th April 1.30 pm

Lord Byron’s Walk

We pass the former Linby tip-site, Linby, Papplewick Church,
Top Farm, South Lodge, Newstead Abbey, Freckland Wood.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers Notts Area,
at Mary Magdalene Church in Hucknall Market Place.
(Inside church are the graves of Lord Byron
and his daughter Ada Lovelace)

Grid Ref. SK 534 494
Postcode NG15 7BS
Distance 7.75 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sunday 9th April 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

A View from the Other Side

To the escarpment south of the village to see why
and when various parts were built.

Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
at the top of Pit Hill.
Use station car park.
Refreshments available after walk.
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01623 743 087


Thursday 13th April 10.30 am

Woodborough & Calverton

We enjoy the surrounding, undulating countryside on tracks
and field paths to Calverton before returning via Fox Wood,
noted for its ancient settlement.

There will be a stop for refreshments.

Meet Alan (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at the car park of The Four Bells PH,
Main Street, Woodborough
Grid Ref: SK 631 478
Postcode: NG14 6EA
Distance: 5.5 miles or 3 hours

Contact Tel. 0115 953 7652

Sunday 16th April 10.00 am

Wildlife Walk along Bingham Linear Park

Meet Jenny Craig at the Tythby Bridge entrance

Contact Tel. 01949 838 899

Sunday 16th April 11.00 am

Harlow Wood & Thieves Wood

A woodland walk exploring the trails through these two woods.

Meet Keith (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers)
outside the Portland College Cafe
(free parking for cafe users only).

Pronto Bus stops at the entrance to Portland College.
Grid Ref: SK 550 569
Postcode: NG18 4TJ
Distance: 8 Km (5 miles)

Contact Tel. 07527 160 339

Sunday 16 April

Nottingham University Park

Come along for an exploration of the lake and gardens with the City Local Group.

Meet at 10.30am by the Lakeside car park

Pushchair and wheelchair users welcome – please contact to discuss.

Contact: Lucy Kennedy lucy.k1@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 16 April 9.30 – 11.30am

Idle Valley Bird Walk

Join local bird enthusiasts for a walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve.

Please bring your binoculars and walking boots.
Donation welcome.

Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 713 941

Wednesday 19th April 10.00 am

Spring Wildflowers at Wilwell Farm Cutting

Meet Gordon Dyne at the reserve road gate
on the B680 between Ruddington and Wilford
(on left just before the Ring Road bridge).

Contact Tel. 0115 878 4842

Monday 24th April 7.00 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.1

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish.
Meet the appointed volunteer leader at Brinsley Headstocks Car Park.

Grid Ref. SK 465 486
Distance 2 miles or 1½ hours

Contact Tel. 01773 531 251


Wednesday 26th April 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments

Heritage Tours
The second guided tour, covering 700 years of history on the gardens.
Includes a visit to our Heritage Display Garden.

All tours last roughly 90 minutes.
Tea and coffee available in our indoor or outdoor seating areas.

Meet at the eco-friendly Visitor Centre
at 121 Ransom Road, Nottingham. Postcode NG3 3LH

Grid Ref. SK584 417.
Park on Ransom Road or use 42 bus service from the City.
£3 per person Booking essential.

Contact Tel No. 0115 958 9255

or email:




These tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month
until the last in September.


Friday 28th April 5.30 pm

Attenborough Nature Reserve

A walk round the Reserve highlighting the current points of interest.

Tim Sexton, assistant warden and professional wildlife expert,
speaks regularly on Radio Nottingham on wildlife issues.

Meet him at the traffic island by the car park
for a very interesting and informative wildlife adventure.
The walk will take about two hours.

Grid Ref. SK 515 339 
Postcode NG9 6DY

Contact Tel. 0115 958 8242

Saturday 29 April 10am - 1pm.

Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Join the group for a guided walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Meet in the car park.

Contact: Nigel Slater 0115 916 6518 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151



Sunday 30th April 6.00 am

Dawn Chorus at Sharphill Wood

Meet John Elwell at the Peveril Drive entrance, West Bridgford

Contact Tel. 07794 052 672.



Sunday 30th April 10.30 to 4.00

Bunny Wood Nature Reserve Open Day

Meet Chris Terrell-Nield to see spring wildflowers and to learn about the Wood’s
history and management, with children’s activities.

Guided walks at 11.0 am and 2.00 pm .

Car park on the left of the A60 climbing out of Bunny.

Contact Tel. 0115 937 4906


Sunday 30th April 11.00 am

The Teversal Trails

A leisurely, circular walk following the paths and trails
in the popular walking area round Teversal.
We head towards Pleasley before returning to the Centre.

Meet Tina (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers) at the Teversal Visitors Centr
car park at the top of Carnarvon Street

Grid Ref: SK479 613
Postcode: NG17 3HJ
Distance: 5.5miles

Contact Tel: 01623 431 130

or email:



Sunday 30th April 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
Bluebell Walk

See the wild flowers of Poulter and Scarcliffe Parks,
then on to Graves Wood for bluebells.

Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
at the top of Pit Hill.

Use station car park.
Tea and biscuits after the walk.
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01623 743087