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August 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 1st August 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

The Owl and Poulter Loop

Through Scarcliffe Park and returning along the River Poulter.

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

Wednesday 1st August 6.30 pm

(Note new start time)

Evening Walk No.14
Bagthorpe Circular Walk

Uphill to Inkerman, and then cross to Selston
to take the Sleepy Hole path to Hobsic then to Pinxton Wharf.
Back to Notts at Selston Green, returning to Bagthorpe
down the road to Dixie’s.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at the Dixies Arms PH, School Road, Bagthorpe

(Park in sports field rear of PH)

Grid Ref. SK 473 516
Postcode NG16 5HF
Distance 5.9 miles

Contact No. 07719 827 808.


Sunday 5th August 10.00 am

Cotgrave Forest

A stroll from Cotgrave through the forest with good views on the way.

Meet Angela (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers)
outside Cotgrave Church, Church Lane, Cotgrave.

Grid Ref. SK 645 354
Postcode NG12 3HS
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. No. 0115 933 4436

or see our website at www.vbramblers.co.uk

Monday 6th August 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.7

We walk field paths to Gilt Hill,
returning via the Gilt Brook and fieldpaths.

Meet Jeff Catherines at the church.

Park in lay-by in front of the church on the B600
between Moorgreen and Watnall.

Grid Ref. SK 490 472
Postcode NG16 2AB
Distance 4 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 701759

Wednesday 8th August 6.30 pm

Evening Walk No.15

Castle Hill to Boar Hill

Into the Erewash Valley to Portland Park – an important SSSI site.

Through the Country Park to Dole Lane and Boar Hill with
excellent views over to Derbyshire.

Meet Chris Thompson, Ramblers Notts Area
at Duke of Wellington PH, Church St, Kirkby

Grid Ref. SK 490 559
Postcode NG17 8LA
Distance 5.5 miles Contact

Tel. No. 07719 827 808

Wednesday 8th August 7.00 pm

Forest Town

First along Clipstone Drive, then via Intake Wood to Vicar Water.

We pass the pond and cross the old pit tip to return.

Meet Keith at The Whitegates car park.

Grid Ref: SK 572 627
Post Code: NG19 0HS
Distance: 8.6 Km (5.4 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Thursday 9th August 9.45 am

The Kelham Hills

Exploring the Trent Vale countryside, just outside Newark.

We pass a horse racing establishment and a delightful wooded dell.

Gentle rolling country using paths, bridleways & minor roads.

Meet Helen (Worksop Ramblers)
in the car park at Kelham Hall,a striking neo-Gothic building.

Grid Ref. SK774 556
Postcode NG23 5QX
Distance 6.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01909 473065 / 07880 791 284



Friday August 10th 10.00 am

Gedling Country Park

Wildlife Walk

Mainly wildflowers, darter dragonflies, damselflies,
hoverflies and other insects - the busiest time for these.
Possibly the kingfisher on the ponds.
Wild strawberries.


Meet Jenny and Rod Fillingham outside the Visitor Centre
beside Spring Lane car park.
Bring binoculars, but no dogs please.
Slow walking with stops.

About two hours.
Please wear sensible boots and clothing.
Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer.

Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose Flower

Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Contact Brian Cluff Tel. No. 9205110

For a 3-disc DVD about the Park's abundant wildlife,

click on


Sunday 12th August 11 am

On Your Doorstep

Burnt Stump

Via Foxcovert and Watchwood Plantations then to Sansom Wood.

We return past the pond opposite
Papplewick Pumping Stationthen through Sansom Wood.

Meet Keith in the overspill car park of the Burntstump Inn.

Grid Ref: SK 577 508
Post Code: NG5 8PQ
Distance: 8 Km (5 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339

Sunday 12th August 11.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

Creswell Crags

Walk to the gorge at Creswell, returning via Holbeck Village.

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 7 miles

Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087

Sunday 12th August 10.30 am

Wildlife Wander Beeston Sidings

We’ll explore this site for kingfishers and buzzards,

hoping for slow worms!

Meet at the entrance to 'Dunkirk Pond'
at the far end of the University of Nottingham Science Park
(Jesse Boot Avenue).

Dogs on lead welcome.

Contact: Lucy Kennedy at nwtcitygroup@gmail.com

Monday 13th August 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath
Walk No.8

The annual parish check on paths and furniture.

Wear suitable clothing/footwear as some of the paths
may be muddy,especially after rain.

Meet the appointed volunteer leader at the
White House PH, Hall Lane, Brinsley

Grid Ref. SK 459 489
Distance 2 miles or 1½ hours

Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

Wednesday 15th August 6.30 pm

Evening Walk No.16

Newstead Abbey

Across fields to the Church of St James
and St Michael, into Papplewick,
passing Papplewick Hall.

Maybe visit Robin Hood’s Stables – a cave linked with the outlaw.

Returning to Top Farm we follow the Robin Hood Way north to
Newstead Park passing the Abbey to the outskirts of Newstead,
then turn south along the Linby Trail.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Horse & Groom PH, Main Street, Linby,

Grid Ref. SK 556 458
Postcode NG15 8AE
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Friday 17th August 11.00 am

Robin Hood Walk from New Sherwood Visitor Centre.
(circular Walk with option of having a meal after walk).

Walk to Ollerton Assarts Plantation, Budby South Forest,
Ladysmith Plantation, Centre Tree, Robin Hood Larder,
St Edwin’s Chapel, and Major Oak, back to the Visitor Centre.

Meet Chris Thompson Ramblers Notts Area
near the New Sherwood Visitor Centre.

As their new car park is not yet open,
meet in the small public car park on the same road
Forest Corner off Church Street Edwinstowe

Grid Ref. 626 671
Post Code NG21 9RN
Distance 6.7 miles
Contact No. 07719 827 808

Saturday 18th August 9.45 am

Car Free Linear Walk

Farnsfield to Halam

Meet Keith at Mansfield Bus Station
for the 09.45 Stagecoach 28 to Farnsfield.

We cross fields to Halam for a bus back to Mansfield.

Those wanting to extend to 14.5 miles,
stay with the leader who continues to Oxton, Sansom Wood
and Burnt Stump before catching the Pronto back to Mansfield.

Grid Ref: SK 537 610
Distance: 5.5 Km (3.5 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Saturday 18th August 10.00 am

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Join Beeston Wildlife Group for this guided walk
around our nature reserve.

Meet in the car park.

Contacts: Nigel Slater 0115 9166518 or Martin Butler 07847 015151

or email beestonwildlifegroup@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday 18th August 12.45 pm

Linear Walk from Toton to Clifton
using the Nottingham Tram System


We walk from Toton Lane to Clifton South,
linking two Nottingham Tram routes.
From Toton Lane to Stapleford Lane, across fields to Toton,
Attenborough, Barton Lane, River Trent, Clifton Bridge,
to Clifton South tram stop.

Bus passes ready!

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at 12.45 pm at Nottingham Midland Rail Station
(near top steps off Station Street)
to start thewalk by 1.30 pm at Toton.

Grid Ref. SK 574 392
Postcode NG2 3AQ
Distance 7 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Saturday 18th August 8.00 pm

Public Moth Trapping

Wilwell Farm Cutting

Dress up warm and bring a torch and thermos.
Lights on about 8pm
Numbers limited, so reserve a place.

Contact Tel. Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842


Sunday 19th August 10.00 am

Burnt Stump to Blidworth

Meet Keith at Mansfield Bus Station
for the 10 am Pronto to Seven Mile Inn.

Walk mainly through woodland, then to Blidworth
for 141 back to Mansfield.

To extend the walk to 12.5 miles, stay with the leader
who will continue into Mansfield.

Grid Ref: SK 537 610
Distance: 10 Km (6.2 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339

Monday 20th August at 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.8

Bennerley Viaduct then the Nottingham Canal to Cossall Marsh

Meet Jeff Catherines at the Gate Inn,
Awsworth Lane, Awsworth (small car park at pub).

Grid Ref. SK485 445
Postcode NG16 2RN
Distance 3.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759


Wednesday 22nd August 6.30 pm

Colwick Hall and Country Park

Past Colwick Hall into the Park
' fine views of the Water Sports Centre '
then into Colwick Vale and up to Colwick Woods.
We walk the Three Hills – fine views of open country and City
before we drop down to Daleside Road.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at Colwick Hall. Park on roadside near
the ruined Colwick Church,
alongside the Nottingham Racecourse.

Grid Ref. SK 601 391
Postcode NG2 4BH
Distance 5.1 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Thursday 23rd August 10.00 am

Bramley Apple Trail

A lovely walk on footpaths past Southwell Minster,
Norwood Park, the Workhouse and the orchards
where the Bramley Apple was first cultivated.

Take time to enjoy Southwell - visit the Workhouse
or the Minster, both worth a visit.

Meet Keith and Janet, Worksop Ramblers, at the car park
opposite the Minster, Church Street, Southwell.

Grid Ref. SK703 539
Postcode NG22 0HD
Distance 7 miles

Contact Tel. No. 01909 509729 / 07794 243 935

Sunday 26th August 9.30 am

Gotham Circular Wildlife Walk

Taking in Gotham Nature Reserve,
Stonepit Wood NR and West Leake Hills.

Meet Gordon Dyne by the old British Legion building in Gotham

Distance about 4-5 miles

Contact Tel. 0115 8784842

or email gordon.dyne@gmail.com

Wednesday 29th August 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The sixth 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 NG3 3LH

Grid Reference SK584 417

Park on Ransom Road or use 42 bus service from the City.

£3 per person

Booking essential.

Contact Tel. 0115 9589255

or email: info@staa-allotments.org.uk

Wednesday 29th August 6.30 pm

Calverton and Woodborough

Follow the Dover Beck to Springwater Golf Course.
A bridleway up (fine views) then down to Woodborough.
Up to Park Farm then down again into Calverton.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at St Wilfrid’s Square, Main Street, Calverton

Grid Ref. SK 616 492
Postcode NG14 6FP
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 0779 827 808


Wednesday 29th August 7.00 pm

On Your Doorstep

Kirkby Dumbles

From the Snipe pub to Kirkby Cross via Kirkby Dumbles.

Meet Keith in the car park of The Snipe.

Grid Ref: SK 478 576
Post Code: NG17 1JE
Distance: 6.6 Km (4 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339



Wednesday 29th August 8.00 pm

Urban Bat walk at Colwick Country Park

Join Notts Wildlife Trust City Local Group’s bat expert Michael Walker
at the main car park by the wardens’ cabin.

Booking essential
20 places max.

Assistance dogs only.

Contact: Lucy Kennedy: nwtcitygroup@gmail.com


Thursday 30th August 11.00 am

Around Southwell

You will enjoy views of historic Southwell Minster,
The Burgage, a medieval village, the Workhouse,
the meandering River Greet, Maythorne, an old silk mill hamlet,
Norwood Park and Brackenhurst College.

Bring a packed lunch.

Meet Dave Johnson (Southwell Ramblers)
at the Leisure Centre Long Stay car park, Southwell
(Turn right just after the 30 mph sign going north into Southwell on A612)

Grid Ref.SK 698 532
Postcode NG25 0LG
Distance 6.5 miles

Contact Tel. No. 01636 814277



Thursday 30th August 9.00 pm

Bat Walk
Gedling House Wood

Meet Tony Morris at the main gate of Gedling House Wood,
Wood Lane, Gedling.

Stout footwear, waterproof jacket, long trousers and torch advised

Mosquito/insect repellent and information will be available,
with training in the use a Bat Detector for the walk.

The Walk and Talk will last 1 - 1½ hrs
Cost £3 adult,
£1.50 child

Contact Tel No. 07796 514 135 to reserve places