July 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.

 


Sunday 1st July 4.30 pm

Commemoration Chilwell Explosion
1st July 1918

To commemorate the explosion at the
National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell Barracks.

A short walk in the Nature Reserve,
then a dedication ceremony in St. Mary’s churchyard.

In 1918, 134 people were killed, of whom only 32 could be
positively identified; a further 250 were injured.

We then return to the Nature Reserve.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at Attenborough Nature Reserve car park, Barton Lane

See this website for more details in June.

Grid Ref. SK 515 338
Postcode NG9 6DY
Distance See this website later

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

 

 

Sunday 1st July 10.00 am

Farnsfield and the Halifax Bomber Memorial

Country lanes and paths.
A short climb for good views after visiting the memorial.

Meet Sue (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) in car park
by Co-op on Tipping Lane, off Main Street, Farnsfield.

Grid Ref. SK 647 565
Postcode NG22 8EU
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. 01949 729565 or see website

www.vbramblers.co.uk


Monday 2nd July 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.5

The annual parish check on paths and furniture

Wear suitable clothing/footwear
as some of the paths may be muddy.

Meet the appointed volunteer leader at Brinsley Headstocks Car Park.
Grid Ref. SK 465 486

Distance 3½ miles or 2 hours

Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251


Wednesday 4th July 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

A Cottonmill and Sheepwash Walk to the 18th century mill
then on to Nether Langwith village green.

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 4th July 6.45 pm

Hoton Hills Circular Walk

Out of Hoton along Rempstone Road to the Hoton Hills
From here we can view Stanford Hall, continuing along the ridge.
Descend to the A60 Loughborough Road
where we enter Prestwold Park.

A circular walk around the country estate returns us to Hoton.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at The Packe Arms, Rempstone Road, Hoton

Grid Ref. SK 574 227
Postcode LE12 5SJ
Distance 5.8 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

 



Sunday 8th July 2.00 pm

Dewberry Hill Nature Reserve

Meet Gordon Dyne at the entrance on Cropwell Road
(going out of Radcliffe on Trent) parking on left about 150 metres
past the traffic lights up the hill.

Contact Tel. 0115 8784842

or

gordon.dyne@gmail.com




Monday 9th July at 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.5

From Colliers Wood we walk by Moorgreen reservoir
to Felley Mill Lane and Underwood, returning via Oaktree Farm,
Willy Wood and Coney Grey Farms.

Meet Jeff Catherines at Colliers Wood Park car park,
Engine Lane, off the B600 in Moorgreen

Grid Ref. SK 481 481
Postcode NG16 3BU
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

 

 

Tuesday 10th July 1.00 pm

Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonfly

Red Darter dragonfly

A gentle walk around Wilford Claypit.

Meet Derek Rudge (Warden)
in the corner of pub car park near main entrance

Contact Tel. 0115 9100712



Wednesday 11th July 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No. 11
Nether Langwith, Holbeck

A path to Blue Barn Farm leads to Holbeck and St. Winifred’s Chapel.
A climbing track takes us to Bonbusk, Norwood Farm
and Whaley Thorns before returning.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at The Jug & Glass PH, Nether Langwith

Grid Ref. SK 536 704
Postcode NG20 9EW
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

 



Wednesday 11th July 7.00 pm

Owthorpe and Grantham Canal

An interesting stroll along the Grantham Canal,
across the fields to Owthorpe and the fish ponds.

Meet Angela (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers)
at Mackley's Bridge car park,
off road from Colston Bassett to Kinoulton.

Grid Ref. SK 678 346
Postcode NG12 3BH
Distance 4.5 miles Contact

Tel. No. 0115 933 4436
or see our website at

www.vbramblers.co.uk


 

Friday 13th July 11.00 am

Creswell Crags

St Winifred’s Church Holbeck, Creswell Crags,
South Lodge,Welbeck Lakes, Welbeck Abbey,
return to Garden Centre, with a lunch option

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at the Dukeries-Worksop Garden Centre on the A60 Worksop Road.

Grid Ref. SK 549 74
Postcode S80 3LT
Distance 7.1 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808




Saturday 14th July 9.10 am

Creswell Crags
Linear Railway Walk

Meet at Nottingham Station for Group Tickets
to take the Robin Hood Line 9.26 am train to Creswell.

We go via Creswell Crags, Welbeck Park, South Lodge
and Hodthorpe, ending at Whitwell
where we catch the return train.

Meet Paul Wagstaff (Nottingham Ramblers)
at the Ticket Office, Nottingham Station

Postcode NG2 3AQ

Distance 8 miles Duration 4½ - 5 hours.

Take a packed lunch.

Train times can change – please check with leader nearer the date.

Contact Tel. 0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 135



Saturday 14th July 1.30 pm

Pilgrim Fathers Walk

All Saints Church, Babworth where the
Pilgrim Fathers worshipped.
Chesterfield Canal to Retford Road and Little Morton Farm.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at junction of A620 and B6420 Mansfield Road, Babworth.

Grid Ref. SK 683 806
Postcode DN22 8ES
Distance 7.3 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Sunday 15th July 9.30 am

Cotgrave Forest

To enjoy wildflowers and butterflies

Meet Neil Pinder at Laming Gap Lane entrance,
parking where the Lane turns sharp right
(Lane on left off A606 Melton Road after the Normanton-on-Wolds exits)

Contact Tel. 07981 928402




Sunday 15th July 11.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

Upper Langwith Well Dressing

A visit to the well dressings in Upper Langwith; lunches at the venue.

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 15th July 11.00 am

On Your Doorstep at Skegby

On the Teversal trail to the Visitors Centre, return via Teversal Village.

Meet Keith in The Rifle Volunteer car park on Forest Rd, Skegby.


Grid Ref: SK 500 605
Post Code NG17 3BL
Distance: 8 Km (5 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339



Monday 16th July 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.6

The annual parish check on paths and furniture.

Wear suitable clothing/footwear as some of the paths may be muddy.

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

Grid Ref. SK 459 489
Distance 4 miles or 2½ hours

Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251



Wednesday 18th July 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.12

Ascend Annesley Plantation, then cross the A611 to Diadem Hill,
a once prominent view favoured by Lord Byron,
the poet who gazed across to Annesley Hall.

On to the Annesley Hills via Byron’s Walk to Annesley Cutting,
where we drop off the Hills to Newstead.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the former Newstead Colliery car park, Newstead Village
(just over railway crossing).

Grid Ref. SK 522 525
Postcode NG15 0BS
Distance 5.8 miles.

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Wildlife Walks on the Gedling Country Park?

Starting in 2018, the Friends of Gedling Country Park
may be organising wildlife walks there from time to time.

Details of meeting places and times would be posted
on the Friends’ website www.gedlingcountrypark.org.uk

These walks would be aimed chiefly at discovering
the wide range of wildlife to be found on the Park,
so they may often leave the main footpaths.

Cameras and binoculars would increase your enjoyment,
but dogs cannot be accepted, as their presence
will frequently frighten wildlife away.

These walks would usually be led by Brian Cluff,
one of our Guided Walks’ partners, and Mark Tyler.

Together they have recently made a comprehensive 3-hour DVD
of the Park’s extensive wildlife.

DVD Kingfisher Falcon

Kingfisher and Peregrine falcon are both featured on the DVD


It may be on sale from the Friends of the Park
and from their own website:

www.gedlingcountryparkwildlifedvd.co.uk


Walking the area first, led by the two producers,
would make viewing their DVD much more understandable and enjoyable.


Email briancluff@talktalk.net



Wednesday 18th July 7.00 pm

On Your Doorstep at Burnt Stump

Via the Foxcovert and Watchwood Plantations
before returning via Sansom Wood

Meet Keith in the Burntstump Inn overspill car park .

Grid Ref: SK 577 508
Post Code: NG5 8PQ
Distance: 7.8 Km (4.8 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339



Saturday 21st July 10.00 am

Attenborough Nature Reserve

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

Meet in the main car park

Contacts: Nigel Slater 0115 9166518 or Martin Butler 07847 015151

or email beestonwildlifegroup@hotmail.co.uk



Saturday 21st July 2.00 pm

Big Butterfly Count

Bunny Wood

Meet Chris Terrell-Neild at the wood entrance
on the left of the A60 climbing out of Bunny.

Contact Tel. 0115 9374906


Monday 23rd July at 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.6

Field paths to the A610 then paths in the Erewash valley
before returning via Shipley Gate and Halls Lane.

Meet Jeff Catherines at the Hayloft PH (car park at the rear),
Nottingham Road, Giltbrook

Grid Ref. SK 482 458
Postcode NG16 2GB
Distance 4 miles

Contact Tel: 01773 710759


 

Wednesday 25th July 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The fifth 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

Website staa-allotments.org.uk


 

Wednesday 25th July 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.13
Ratcliffe and Kingston on Soar

Across fields to Kingston on a path to Kegworth Bridge.
Here we pick up the River Soar and using the tow path
go north to Redhill, near the Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station.
Passing the East Midlands Parkway Rail Station
we return to Ratcliffe on Soar.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
in Ratcliffe on Soar village (please park considerately)

Grid Ref. SK 496 289
Postcode NG11 0EB
Distance 6 miles

Contact No. 07719 827 808

 

 

Thursday 26th July 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 will be available

An information pack will be provided,
with training in the use of a Bat Detector.
The Walk and Talk will last 1-1½ hours.

Cost £3 adult,
£1.50 child.

Contact
Tel. 07796 514 135
to reserve places.



Friday July 27th 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.

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

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

http://gedlingcountryparkwildlifedvd.co.uk

 

Sunday 29th July 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage
Centre Cuckney Haywood


A walk through the ancient woodland south of Nether Langwith.

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



Monday 30th July 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.7

The annual parish check on paths and furniture.

Wear suitable clothing/footwear as some of the paths may be muddy.

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

Grid Ref. SK 460 503

Distance 3½ miles or 2 hours

Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251