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April 2018

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.




Wednesday 4th 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 No. 01623 743 087


Friday 6th April 6.00 am

Gedling Country Park
Dawn Chorus

Meet Jenny and Rod Fillingham
outside the Visitor Centre 6.00 am sharp,
meeting at the Visitor Centre main entrance.

In addition to common residents, we hope
to see or hear immigrant birds, house martins,
gold crests, willow warblers,
chiff-chaffs, and possibly wheatear.
Probably see flocks of siskin and redpoll.

Bring binoculars and wrap up warm for the early start and slow walking.

No more than two hours.
Cafe 99 opens at 9.00 am.
The main car park will be open.
Contact Tel.No. Brian Cluff 0115 9205110


Sunday 8th April 10.30 am

Wildlife Wander
Clifton Woods


Join the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust City Local Group
to explore the amazing bluebell display (fingers crossed!)
in this stately woodland.

Meet at Holgate car park, Clifton Village.

Dogs on lead welcome

Contact: Lucy Kennedy nwtcitygroup@gmail.com




Sunday 8th 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 No. 01623 743 087

 

 

Sunday 15th April 11.00 am

On Your Doorstep at Scarcliffe

We cross fields to Hilltown, then the ridgeway to Palterton.
Back via Poulterwell Lane and the village,
past the church to the start.


Meet Keith in the top car park of the Horse & Groom, Scarcliffe.


Grid Ref: SK 490 687
Post Code: S44 6SU
Distance 7.1Km (4.5 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339



Wednesday 18th April 7.00 pm

On Your Doorstep at Stanton Hill

We pass Healdswood School to Teversal Visitors Centre
then along the trail to Old Skegby.

Return via the Maypole and Skegby Bottoms across fields.


Meet Keith in the car park
just off Mansfield Rd, by Skegby Library


Grid Ref: SK 487 608
Post Code: NG17 3EE
Distance: 6.6 Km (4.1 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Thursday 19th April 9.30 am

Rufford and Around

We start at Rufford Abbey Country Park,
finding the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey.
Then to Edwinstowe on Robin Hood’s trail to rob the
rich and provide for the poor.

Over the Ollerton Hills and back to the
beautiful grounds of Rufford by the lake,
gardens and the Abbey.


Meet Keith and Janet (Worksop Ramblers)
at the main car park (off the A614)
in Rufford Abbey Country Park


Grid Ref. SK 644 647
Postcode NG22 9DF
Distance 7 miles

Contact Tel. No. 01909 509729 / 07794 243 935

or visit www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop


Thursday 19th April 10.30 am

Burton Joyce

Out eastwards on the Trent, then to Bulcote.
We ascend Fox Hill then back by road to lunch.

Foxhill

Come on, then - follow Alan!


Meet Alan (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at the Lord Nelson pub,
Chestnut Grove, Burton Joyce.

If you are eating at the pub, please place your order before the start.
You may park in the pub car park.


Grid ref. SK 648 437
Postcode NG14 5DN
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. No. 07989 627 942

 

Friday 20th April 11.00 am

Strelley Bluebell Walk

From Strelley Hall to Oldmoor Wood and Beeston Canal.


Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Mulberry Café, Strelley Hall, Strelley.

Possible lunch option here.

Grid Ref. SK 607 422
Postcode NG8 6PE
Distance 6.1 miles


Contact Tel. No. 07719 827 808



Saturday 21st April 1.30 pm

The Levertons Circular Walk

To Meadow Dike Lane then beside the Catchwater Drain to
Littleborough Road, Sturton le Steeple.
Onward to Spring Lane, Sturton High House, Rathole Lane,
Retford Gate, North Leverton Windmill,
North and South Leverton.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Olde Plough PH,
Town Street, South Leverton.


Grid Ref. SK 786 810
Postcode DN22 0BT
Distance 7.0 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Sunday 22nd April 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
Holbeck Woodhouse

To Holbeck via Bonbusk returning through Graves Wood.


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

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

Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087


Wednesday 25th April 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments 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.

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. 0115 958 9255 or

email: info@staa-allotments.org.uk

Website staa-allotments.org.uk



Saturday 28th April 9.25 am

Linear Walk Wighay to Bagthorpe

Meet Keith at Mansfield Bus Station
for the 09.25 Trent Barton 3B to Wighay.


Out to Misk Hill, through woodland to Moorgreen Reservoir
then to Moorgreen Village.
We skirt Eastwood, arriving at Brinsley
for the Black Cat back to Mansfield.

To extend the walk to 13 miles, stay with the leader
via the Erewash Meadows Nature Reserve,
Westwood and Bagthorpe for a
Black Cat back to Mansfield.

Grid Ref: SK 537 610
Distance: 12 Km (7.5 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Saturday 28th April 10.00 am

Attenborough Nature Reserve – Guided Walk

Join Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Beeston Wildlife Group
for this free guided walk around the much loved nature reserve.

Meet in the main car park.


Contacts: Nigel Slater 0115 9166518 or Martin Butler 07847 015151
or email

beestonwildlifegroup@hotmail.co.uk



Sunday 29th April 6.00 am


Sharphill Wood Dawn Chorus
Notts Wildlife Trust

For all the early birds,
meet John Elwell (Friends of Sharphill Wood)
at the end of Peveril Drive,
West Bridgford
Postcode NG2 7AU


Contact Tel. 07794 052672

 

Sunday 29th April 10.30 am

Bunny Wood Open Day

Notts Wildlife Trust 10.30am - 4 pm


Guided walks at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm 
and a children’s scavenger hunt

Meet Chris Terrell-Nield at Bunny Wood
on the left of the A60 climbing out of Bunny village.

Some car parking available.

Contact Tel. 0115 937 4906

 

Keep an eye open for the latest NG Magazine in your area.

We have half-page adverts in
NG3, NG14, NG15 and NG8 for March/April
and then April/May for NG5 Arnold,
NG5 Sherwood, NG16 and NG2.



We thank NG Magazines
for their very helpful expertise with these.