July 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.

 



Saturday 1st July 1.30 pm

Pond Dipping for Adults
Skylarks Nature Reserve

Meet Katie Last at Adbolton Lane,
past Holme Pierrepont Country Park
. Dipping continues to 3.30.pm.


Contact Tel. 9588242

or email

klast@nottswt.co.uk


 

Sunday 2nd July 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

www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop


Wednesday 5th July 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

A Cotton Mill 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. 01623 743087


Wednesday 5th July 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.10
Ollerton and Sherwood

This walk starts at Ollerton Island to include Sherwood Heath,
Ollerton Assarts Plantation, Edwinstowe Church,
Dukeries Lodge Hotel, path to Ollerton, to return to Ollerton Island.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at The Alders PH Ollerton Island
(parking at lay-by off road to Worksop A616)

Grid Ref.SK650 676
Postcode NG22 9DT
Distance 6.1 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808




Wednesday 5th July 7.00 pm

Radcliffe, Rockley Memorial Park and Shelford


An evening stroll along Radcliffe-on-Trent cliffs to Shelford
and back, visiting the Park to discover its history.


Meet Marion (Belvoir Vale Ramblers)
at Wharf Lane car park opposite the church,
Radcliffe on Trent.


Grid Ref.SK 644 393
Postcode NG12 2AN
Distance 6.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01159 332 685



Saturday 8th July 9.30 am

Flora for Improvers

Join David Wood to look at the flora of Wilford Claypits,
grasses, sedges and rushes.

Meet at the Compton Acres entrance.
Bring a packed lunch-or join him for the morning.

Contact Tel. Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842




Saturday 8th July 1.30 pm

Butterflies and Wildflowers
Meadow Park, East Leake

Meet Keith Gibbons of the Friends Group in the car park
opposite the Fire Station.

Take the path down the side of the Bowls Club
and meet at the small bridge.

Contact Gordon Dyne 0115 8784842.

 

Sunday 9th July

Wildlife Wander

Join the City Local Group for a walk around Broxtowe Country Park
which includes some ancient woodland.

Meet at the Nottingham Road entrance at 10.30 am

Lucy Kennedy lucy.k1@hotmail.co.uk




Monday 10th July 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.5

We walk via Bogend and field paths to the site of Watnall brickworks.
Then on to climb Beacon Hill and Misk Hill, two steep climbs.
Returning via Misk Farm, Narrow Road
and Brooksbreasting Farm then 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 6 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759


Tuesday 11th July 7.00 pm

Kinoulton & Grantham Canal

An easy evening stroll along to the canal and then return via
Colston Bassett on farm tracks.


Meet Roger (Belvoir Vale Ramblers) at the Green
outside The Nevile Arms pub.

Grid Ref. SK681 310
Postcode NG12 3EH
Distance 5.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01949 845 126



Wednesday 12th July 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.11
Poulter Country Park

This walk starts at Nether Langwith to include Poulter Country Park, Whaley,
Scarcliffe Park, a new cycleway/walkway, Boons Hill Wood,
Cuckney Hay Wood, Pasture Hill Farm, and The Lake,
back to Nether Langwith.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Jug & Glass PH Nether Langwith, off A632.

Grid Ref. SK530 703
Postcode NG20 9EW
Distance 6.0 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


 

Wednesday 12th July 7.00 pm

Sherwood Forest

A walk in the Forest as the sun goes down, passing the Major Oak.

Meet Keith (On Your Doorstep WfH) outside the Youth Hostel,
Forest Corner, Edwinstowe.

(Charge for car park)
Buses to Edwinstowe from Mansfield every 30 minutes.

Grid Ref: SK 623 672
Postcode: NG21 9RN
Distance: 6.5 Km (4 miles)

Contact Tel. 07527 160 339




Friday 14th July 11.00 am

Gedling Country Park

The walk includes Willow Park Recreation Ground,
Lambley Lane, Gedling Country Park, Spring Lane,
Wickerwood Hill and Gedling Wood.

Meet Chris Thompson, Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Gedling Inn PH, Main Street, Gedling.

Grid Ref. SK 618 424
Postcode NG4 3HL
Distance 6.0 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808




Saturday 15th July at 1.30 pm

The Pilgrim Fathers’ Walk

First to South View, then Roman Bank Escarpment,
Green Lane, A638 to Scrooby (visit Pilgrim Father Site)
Mattersey Wood House, Mattersey Grange

. Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Blue Bell Inn, Great North Road, Ranskill.
(Please park in the village)

Grid Ref. SK657 877
Postcode DN22 8NJ
Distance 7.3 miles

Contact Tel. No. 07719 827 808




Saturday 15th July 2.00 pm

Invertebrate Walk at Bunny Wood

Meet Chris Terrell-Nield at Bunny Wood car park
on the A60 climbing out of Bunny.

Contact Tel. 0115 9374906




Sunday 16th July 11.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
Upper Langwith Well-dressing

A visit to the well dressings in Upper Langwith

Lunches available 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. 01623 743087




Monday 17th July 7.00 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.5

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 3½ miles or 2 hours

Contact Tel. 01773 531 251





Wednesday 19th July 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.12
Bramcote and Stapleford

We take a cycleway/walk track towards Bramcote Leisure Centre,
Bramcote Village, Town Street Rec, Burnt Hill, Windmill Farm,
Stapleford Cemetery, St Helen’s Church, Stapleford Cross,
Arthur Mee House, River Erewash, Moorbridge Lane,
Trowell Park Estate, Pit Lane Recreation Ground, Stapleford Hill.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Bramcote Country Park, off A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote.

Grid Ref. SK499 384
Postcode NG9 3JT
Distance 6.0 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808




Wednesday 19th July 7.00 pm

Hoveringham and Caythorpe

An evening stroll along field tracks and the River Trent
around Hoveringham and Caythorpe.

Meet Angela (Belvoir Vale Ramblers)
at the layby alongside the river at Hoveringham.


Grid Ref. SK 701 461
Postcode NG14 7JP
Distance 4.5 miles

Contact Tel. 0115 9334436


 

Saturday 22nd July 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 23rd July 9.30 am

Cotgrave Forest in high Summer

Meet Neil Pinder at the Lamin Gap Lane entrance
(off the A606 Melton Road).

Contact Tel. 07981 928402




Sunday 23rd July 11.00 am

Portland Park & Castle Hill

This walk exits the Park, crossing fields and open pasture
to Bentinck Town before climbing to Kirkby Cross.
We then descend Castle Hill and cross back into Portland Park.

Meet Keith (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers)
outside the Portland Park Visitors Centre
(accessed by car from Grives Lane or Lindley's Lane).

A 5 minute walk from Trent Barton 3a bus stop
outside Cricketers Arms, Nuncargate or by a 5
minute walk down Grives Lane (side of Kingsway pub).

Grid Ref: SK 499 550
Postcode: NG17 8RT
Distance: 8 Km (5 miles)

Contact Tel. 07527 160 339




Monday 24th July 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No. 6

From Giltbrook we walk paths into the Erewash valley
and along the Erewash Canal to Newmanleys Road.
We return via field paths and tracks to Giltbrook.

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

Grid Ref. SK 482 458
Postcode NG16 2GB
Distance 4.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759




Wednesday 26th July 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments Heritage 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.
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

or email:

info@staa-allotments.org.uk


Website

staa-allotments.org.uk

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

 


Wednesday 26th July 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.13
The Trent Hills

This walk starts at Car Colston Village Green,
along the Trent Hills overlooking River Trent, New Lane,
Occupation Lane, Old Hill, Kneeton, Barbara’s Hill,
and Stacherdale Farm, to return to Car Colston.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Royal Oak PH, Car Colston Village Green

Grid Ref. SK718 426
Postcode NG13 8JE
Distance 6.0 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

 

Wednesday 26th July 6 -8 pm

Wildflower Evening

Spend a gentle evening spent exploring the wild flowers and botany of the green spaces across the Mapperley/Sherwood area of town – details tbc.

No botanical experience required, just an interest!

Lucy Kennedy lucy.k1@hotmail.co.uk

 

Thursday 27th July at 9.15 pm

Bat Walk at Gedling House Wood

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

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

Cost £3 adult, £1.50 child

Contact Tel. 07796 514 135 to reserve places.


 

Thursday 27th July 10.00 am

Family Nature Day

Skylarks Nature Reserve

Meet Katie Last at Adbolton Lane
past Holme Pierrepont Country Park.
Continues until 2.00 pm.

Contact Tel. 0115 9588242
or email

klast@nottswt.co.uk


 

Sunday 30th 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 the walk.

Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01623 743087


 

Monday 31st July 7.00 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.6

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish.

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. 01773 531 251