Woodthorpe Park

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2 Bees or not to be

June 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.
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Sat. 2nd June 2.00 to 3.30 pm

Potwell Dyke Grasslands Southwell

Within easy walking distance of Southwell Minster,
these grasslands have been designated a
Site of Importancefor Nature Conservation (SINC),
with around 200 species of flora identified

Potwell Dyke Action Group volunteer guides
will take you for an informative and leisurely stroll
through this very special haven of rare natural beauty.

Meet at the Memorial Drive car park (adjacent to the Scout Hut)

Grid Ref. SK 703 535

Easy, level walking, but some rabbit holes, so care needed.

A small donation (£2) would be welcomed.

Contact Ros Johnson on 01636 816 235

or email for information: ros.johnson6@gmail.com


Sunday 3rd June 9.30 am

2 Keyworth Meadows Walks

Meet Neil Pinder at the Keyworth Burial Ground
car-park on Wysall Lane, Keyworth
to visit the Keyworth Burial Ground meadow
and then Keyworth Meadow Nature Reserve

Contact Tel. No. 07981 928402

 


Sunday 3rd June 10.00 am

Farndon and Devon Park

Riverside walk to Devon Park and the Queen's Sconce.

Meet Angela (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers)
at the Riverside car park in Farndon

Grid Ref. SK768 521
Postcode NG24 3SR
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. No. 0115 933 4436

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



Sunday 3rd June 1.30 pm

Walk commemorating Tim Bowles - Clarborough Tunnel

This grassland is flower-rich —cowslip, bird's-foot-trefoil,
wild carrot, knapweed, oxeye daisy and several species of orchids,
probably in flower during the visit.

This mix of grassland and scrub provides suitable conditions
for diverse breeding of bird and insect fauna

. Meet at Whinleys House Farm road verge (Postcode DN22 9NE)

to start at 2.00 pm for 2 miles including the walk back along
Rathole and Whinleys Lane

Rough paths with steps and moderate gradients.

Booking is essential (max 25 people)

by phone 01777 858245

or email idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk

 


Monday June 4th 10.00 am

Gedling Country Park

Wildlife Walk

Looking for Orchids—Southern and Northern Marsh,
Bee and Pyramidal orchids. More butterflies - Small Copper,
Holly and Common Blues, Brown Argus. Hundreds of moths.
Heron on the ponds.

Heron
Heron

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.

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

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


Monday 4th June 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.3

The annual parish check on paths and furniture.

Wear suitable clothing/footwear as some of the paths may be muddy, especially during inclement weather conditions.

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



Wednesday 6th June 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.6

Grantham Canal Circular Walk

Cross fields to Owthorpe Road on to Spencer’s Bridge and
along Grantham Canal to Bridge Farm then return to Colston Bassett.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at The Martins Arms PH, Colston Bassett.

Please park carefully on the road, NOT in the pub car park.

Grid Ref. SK 698 332
Postcode NG12 3FD
Distance 5.8 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Wednesday 6th June 7.00 pm

On Your Doorstep at Scarcliffe

Roseland Wood, through Scarcliffe Wood to Upper Langwith & return

Meet Keith in the TOP car park of the Horse & Groom, Scarcliff

Grid Ref: SK 490 687
Post Code: S44 6SU
Distance: 7 Km (4.4 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339

 


Sunday 10th June 11.00 am

On Your Doorstep at Glapwell

Out to Hardwick and back, passing the Hall and Church at Ault Hucknall.

A break at the Hardwick Inn.

Meet Keith in the car park of the Young Vanish at Glapwell.

Grid Ref: SK 479 661
Post Code: S44 5NB
Distance: 9 Km (5.6 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Monday 11th June 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.3

Via field paths to cross the B6009 at Eel House Farm,
then paths to the former Watnall Brickyard site, returning via Brooksbreasting Farm and Narrow Road.

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

Grid Ref. SK 502 457
Postcode NG16 1HS
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

 


Wednesday 13th June 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

Bonbusk and Frithwood

Around Bonbusk and Frithwood Farms, returning via Poulter Park.

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 13th June 10.30 am

Views around Gotham

We follow tracks, bridleways and paths
then a short section of the Gotham Heritage Trail and Leake New Wood

Undulating with some hills and could be muddy if wet

Good views on a clear day.

Optional pub lunch after the walk
(Order your lunch before the walk starts)

Small pub car park but plenty of parking on roads
and the Square near St. Lawrence's Church

Meet Maggie and Chris of Rushcliffe Ramblers
at The Cuckoo Bush Inn, Leake Road, Gotham.

Grid Ref. SK 536 301
Postcode NG11 0JL
Distance 5.25 miles

Contact Tel. No. 0115 923 5942

or Mobile 07751 078 899


Wednesday 13th June 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.7

Bilsthorpe Circular Walk

Out of Bilsthorpe uphill to Eakring Brail Wood linking path from Eakring.
A path downhill to Belle Eau Park, then through Hexgreave Park
to the Southwell Trail. Return to Bilsthorpe along the
Farnsfield link of the Southwell Trail.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Copper Beech PH car park, Kirklington Road, Bilsthorpe

Grid Ref. SK 651 601
Postcode NG22 8SS
Distance 6.2 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

 

Wednesday 13th June 7.00 pm

Lowdham Evening Stroll

Undulating walk past Hoveringham Mill and Gonalston.

Meet Elaine (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers)
outside the Old Ship Inn on Main Street, Lowdham

Grid Ref. SK 669 466
Postcode NG14 7BB
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. No. 01949 836042

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


Friday 15th June 11.00 am

Idle Valley

Along River Idle to Chainbridge Lane, Lound Low Road,
Bell Moor Farm, Chainbridge Nature Reserve to return.

Optional meal at the Learning Centre

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, North Road (A638), near Retford

Grid Ref. SK 690 830
Postcode DN22 8RQ
Distance 6.1 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Saturday 16th June 10.30 am

Urban Safari – Sneinton & Colwick

Exploring the Eastside and Colwick.
As part of The Wildlife Trusts ‘30 Days Big Wild Weekend’
join the Trust’s City Local Group to explore a network
of green spaces in our inner city. 

We expect the walk will end about 2.00 pm,
and will include a picnic stop – bring some lunch!

Meet by 'The Old Ragged School', Brook St. Sneinton Market NG1 1EA

Dogs on lead welcome.

Contact: Lucy Kennedy nwtcitygroup@gmail.com


Saturday 16th June 1.30 pm

Battle of Stoke Field

It’s 531 years since the Battle of Stoke Field was fought 16th June 1487

The Field includes the Red Gutter, Elston Chapel & where Henry V11
placed his Standard at Burham Furlong after victory.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at St Oswald’s Church, East Stoke.

Grid Ref. SK 747 500
Postcode NG23 5QF
Distance 6.1 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Sunday 17th June 10.00 am

Grizzled Skipper Butterfly

Butterfly

Notts Wildlife Trust

A walk along Bingham Linear Park to find some of these butterflies.

Meet Jenny Craig at Tythby Road Bridge.

Contact Tel. No. 01949 838899

 


Sunday 17th June 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

The Archaeological Way

Along part of the Archaeological Way
visiting the sculptures on Poulter Park.

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 18th June 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.4

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 4½ miles or 2½ hours
Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251


Wednesday 20th June 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.8

Hardwick Hall Circular Walk

Through Hardwick Hall Park, visiting the recently renovated
Duck Decoy Pond and the Great Pond.

Climb out to Ault Hucknall, then the Rowthorne Trail, Norwood Lodge,
and Lady Spencer’s Wood to return to the Hardwick Inn

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Hardwick Inn below Hardwick Hall, near Stanley.

Grid Ref. SK 459 633
Postcode S44 5QJ
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


 

Saturday 23rd June 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 24th June 11.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

Elmton Well Dressing

Visit the village of Elmton for the annual well dressing.
Cream teas in the village hall.

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 7miles

Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087



Monday 25th June at 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.4

This evening Ann Whyte of the Priory joins us as joint leader
to walk in the footsteps of D.H Lawrence
via Brooksbreasting Farm to Greasley Church.

Feld paths to Colliers Wood Park (site of former Moorgreen Pit)
returning via Moorgreen reservoir and woods.

Meet Jeff Catherines and Ann at Beauvale Priory, New Road, Moorgreen.

Grid Ref: SK 493 490
Post code: NG16 2AA
Distance: 6 miles

Contact: 01773 107759

 

 

Wednesday 27th June 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The fourth 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 City.

£3 per person Booking essential.

Contact Tel. 0115 9589255

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

Website staa-allotments.org.uk


Wednesday 27th June 6.45pm

Evening Walk No.9

Belvoir Castle Circular Walk

Cross fields to Barkestone Le Vale, then Long Lane
and Plungar Woods, Terrace Hills, Reeded Cottage,
Old Park Wood and Belvoir Castle.
Return to Long Lane and across fields back to Redmile.

Meet Chris Thompson, Ramblers Notts Area,
at Windmill PH Redmile

Distance 5.9 miles
Grid Ref SK799 354
Post Code NG13 0GA

Contact No. 07719827 808


Wednesday 27th June 7.00 pm

Bunny 'Hop' Evening Stroll

Leisurely walk in South Notts. out to the former Great Central Railway.

Meet Rab (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) on Church Street
by Bunny Church off A60 Loughborough Road.

Grid Ref. SK 582 296
Postcode NG11 6QU
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. No. 0115 982 5600

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



Thursday 28th June 9.00 pm

Bat Walk Gedling House Wood

Daubenton's Bat

Daubenton's Bat

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.

Pipistrelle bat

Pipistrelle bat on fingers

An information pack will be provided,
along with training in the use a Bat Detector for the walk

The Walk and Talk will last approx. 1-1½ hours

Cost £3 adult £1.50 for a child.

Contact Tel. No. to reserve places 07796 514 135

 


Friday June 29th 10.00 am

Gedling Country Park

Wildlife Walk

Our target is 15 species of butterflies, including the Ringlet
(270 spotted by Mark in 2017 - can we beat that?)
On the lower ponds, dragonflies and damselflies.
Top reed pond coots, moorhens, reed buntings and warblers.

Ringlet Butterfly
Ringlet Butterfly

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.

Emperor Butterfly
Emperor Dragonfly

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