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August 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.



Wednesday 2nd 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 the walk.

Distance 5miles

Contact Tel. 01623 743087

Wednesday 2nd August 6.30 pm

(Note new start time)

Evening Walk No.14 Newstead Abbey

This walk starts outside Horse & Groom PH Linby and includes a circular walk
into Newstead Park & Abbey, then Church Plantation, Papplewick Church,
Papplewick, Top Farm, South Lodge, Newstead Abbey, Freckland Wood,
Linby Trail, returning to Linby.

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

Grid Ref. SK 535 511
Postcode NG15 8AE
Distance 6.0 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Sunday 6th August 5.30 - 8.30am

Dawn Chorus Walk

A wonderful chance to experience the early morning chorus
of birdsong at Idle Valley Nature Reserve.

Finishing with light refreshments in the Rural Learning Centre.

£10 per person.

To book, click on the Training & Events category at


Monday 7th August 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.7

From Greasley church we take field paths to Colliers Wood,
walk a circuit of the country park then on by a former mineral
railway track to return via field paths.

Meet Jeff Catherines in the lay-by in front of Greasley Church
on the B600 between Moorgreen and Watnall.

Grid Ref. SK 490 472
Postcode NG16 2AB
Distance 3.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

Wednesday 9th Aug 6.30 pm

Evening Walk No.15 Kirkby Dumbles

This walk starts outside Duke of Wellington Inn and includes Castle Hill,
Doles Lane, Kirkby Dumble, The Cliff, Franderground Farm, Boar Hill,
and returns to Castle Hill

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Duke of Wellington PH, Church Street,
Castle Hill, Kirby-in-Ashfield

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

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sunday 13th August 10.00 am


Take the 10.00 am Rushcliffe Mainline bus
from Friar Lane to Bingham, alighting at Bingham Long Acre.

The walk takes in Tythby Grange, Barnstone and Granby.

Return bus every 20 mins from Bingham until the evening.

Meet Paul Wagstaff, Nottingham Ramblers,
at the appropriate bus stop on Friar Lane, Nottingham.

Grid Ref. SK 571 398
Postcode NG13 8BS
Distance 9 miles

Take a packed lunch.
Bus times can change - please check with leader near the date.

Contact Tel. 0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 135


Sunday 13th August 10.30am

Wildlife Wander

Join the City Local Group for a walk around The Forest and The Arboretum.

Meet at the Pirate play area on the Forest at 10.30 am.

This walk is suitable for people using wheelchairs or with pushchairs:
please contact us to discuss.

Lucy Kennedy lucy.k1@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday 13th August 11.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

Creswell Crags Walk to Creswell gorge, 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. 01623 743 087

Monday 14th August 7.00 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.7

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish.

Meet the appointed volunteer leader at the Durham Ox PH, High Street, Brinsle

Grid Ref. SK 460 503
Distance 3½ miles or 2 hours

Contact Tel. 01773 531 251

Wednesday 16th Aug 10.00 am

Fairham Brook and Bunny Moors circular walk.

Meet Gordon Dyne at the Rushcliffe Country Park Visitors Centre
for a day out in the Rushcliffe countryside

Bring a packed lunch.

Contact Tel. 0115 8784842



Wednesday 16th August 6.30 pm

Evening Walk No.16 Bestwood

This walk includes Bendigo Summit, Bestwood Country Park, and rail link to Southglade LC.
It has several long distant views and passes through
Nell Gwyn’s (mistress of King Charles II) ‘Best Woods.’

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Southglade Leisure Centre, Southglade Rd (A611)

Grid Ref. SK556 458
Postcode NG5 5GU
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Friday 18th August 11.00 am

Sherwood Forest

We pass through Edwinstowe, then on to Sherwood Forest including the Major Oak,
Centre Tree, Birklands, Budby South Forest and Queen’s Oak Plantation.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Porch Entrance, St Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe (park in the village).

Grid Ref. SK 628 666
Postcode NG21 9QA
Distance 6.3 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Saturday 19th August 1.30 pm

The Rev. William Lee Walk

We walk via St Wilfrid’s Church, Burnor Pool, Spindle Lane, Ramsdale Hill,
Gravelly Hollow, Watchwood Plantation, Carrington Lane,
Stocking Knitters Cottages (Rev. Lee invented the Stocking Frame).

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at St Wilfrids Shopping Centre.
(Park in the village, not in shopping centre car park)

Grid Ref. SK617 493
Postcode NG14 6FP
Distance 6.8 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sunday 20th August 11.00 am

Moorhaigh and Dawgates

Up Pleasley Hill, crossing fields to Moorhaigh and Dawgates,
then cross to part of the Teversal Trail towards Pleasley.
Finally, we visit the Nature Reserve, returning past the old pit headstocks.

Meet Keith (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers) at Meden Square, Pleasley
(street parking – please park with consideration).

Stagecoach 23b leaves Mansfield Bus Station at 10.25, arriving at 10.41.

Grid Ref: SK 506 642
Postcode: NG19 7SR
Distance: 8 Km (5 miles)

Contact Tel. 07527 160 339

Monday 21st August 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No. 8

From Watnall via the Cliff (steep climb) to Watnall Wood, then Reckoning House Farm.
Returning via Lawn Mills, Hall Om Wong park and Kimberley brewery site.

Meet Jeff Catherines at the Royal Oak public house, Main Road, Watnall.

Parking on other side of road or at roadside.

Grid Ref. SK 485 445
Postcode NG16 1HS
Distance 3 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

Wednesday 23rd August 6.30 pm

Evening Walk No.17

Southwell, including the Minster

We pass Easthorpe, Southwell Minster, Cundy Hill, Westhorpe,
and Norwood Park, to return by the Southwell Trail.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Southwell Trail Car Park, next to the Final Whistle PH,
Church Street, Southwell.

Distance 5 miles
Grid Ref. SK 710 541
Postcode NG25 0ET

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Wednesday 23rd August 7.00 pm

Kirkby Dumbles and Kirkby Cross

A walk through Kirkby Dumbles over to Kirkby Cross before returning via Bloomer Wood.

Meet Keith (On Your Doorstep WfH) in the car park
of The Snipe PH, just off the Fulwood junction of the A38

Trent Barton Nines pass the pub every 30 minutes.

Car park is for pub customers

Grid Ref: SK 478 576
Postcode: NG17 1JN
Distance: 6.5 Km (4 miles)

Contact Tel. 07527 160 339

Wednesday 23rd August 7.00 pm

Radcliffe-on-Trent Lily Ponds

Meet Gordon Dyne at the Park Road entrance to the Rockley Memorial Grounds
for an evening stroll

Contact Tel. 0115 878 4842


Saturday 26th August 10am - 1pm.

Beeston Wildlife Group Walk

Join the group for a guided walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Meet in the car park.

Tel: 0115 916 6518 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151


Sunday 27th August 10.30 am - 2 pm.

Skylarks Wild Walk

Come along to Skylarks Nature Reserve for a walk
around the largest wetland in Rushcliffe.

Free of charge, but booking essential.

Katie Last 0115 958 8242

Wednesday August 30th 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.
Tea and coffee available in our indoor or outdoor seating areas.
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





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

Wednesday 30th Aug 6.30 pm

Evening Walk No.18
Calverton and Woodborough

Sadly our last summer evening walk which includes Dover Beck,
Springwater Golf Course, Woodborough, Wood Park Farm,
and Fox Wood, to return to Calverton

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at St Wilfrid’s car park, Main Street, Calverton
(Please park carefully in village, not in St Wilfrid’s car park)

Grid Ref. SK617 492
Postcode NG14 6FP
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Thursday 31st August 9.00 pm

Trentside Bat Walk

Meet Tony Morris at The Lord Nelson PH car park, Burton Joyce.

Stout footwear, waterproof jacket and torch advised.
An information pack will be provided for each participant,
with training in the use a Bat Detector that will be provided with the walk.
Mosquito/insect repellent will be available.

Cost £3 adult, £1.50 child

Contact Tel. 07796 514 135 to reserve places.