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June 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.
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Friday 2nd June 11.00 am

West Leake Hills

From St Mary’s Church we walk to Kingston Brook, Fox Hill,
Crow Wood Hill, West Leake and Fox Hill.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers Notts Area,
at Three Horseshoes PH, Brookside,
opposite Station Road, East Leake

Grid Ref. SK 552262
Postcode LE12 6PB
Distance 5.9 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Saturday 3rd June from 10.00 am

Wilwell Cutting Nature Reserve

A series of guided walks with Gordon the Warden

to view the site’s flora,

starting 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm.

The Reserve is signed on the road between
Wilford and Ruddington,
just after the Ring Road bridge,

Contact Tel. 0115 8784842



Sunday 4th June 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



Sunday 4th June

Pentrich & South Wingfield March

The original march of the rebels will be re-enacted on Sunday 4th June,
leaving South Wingfield at 9.00 am and walking through Pentrich,
Butterley, Ripley, Codnor, Langley Mill, Eastwood to Giltbrook
where the rebels were stopped, with other groups joining,
as they did in 1817, from Ripley, Alfreton/Swanwick, Heanor.

The various groups that have led pre-event walks at Pentrich,
Butterley, Ripley, Sutton in Ashfield, Alfreton/Swanwick,
Codnor, Heanor , Langley Mill, Eastwood and Giltbrook
will gather again today to join the full march to Giltbrook.

9.00 am South Wingfield - The Yew Tree

10.00 am Alfreton - Market Place

10.30 am Pentrich - The Dog Inn

11.00 am Butterley - Gatehouse

11.00 am Swanwick - Hill Top Mink Farm

11.30 am Ripley - Cock Inn

12.30 - 1.00 pm Codnor - Poet & Castle

2.00 pm Langley Mill - Great Northern

2.45 pm Eastwood - The Sun Inn

3.30 pm Giltbrook - IKEA


The complete walk from South Wingfield to Giltbrook is 14 miles.

You can also choose to walk only part of the route, meeting at the stated times.

Transport to be arranged to bring back walkers to their starting points
from Codnor, Langley Mill and Giltbrook.

Register now at

rogerntanner@yahoo.co.uk


We hope you all join us on this special bi-centenary event.
You can then complete the walk to Giltbrook and enjoy
the fun and celebrations there.

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

www.pentrichrevolution.org.uk


Sunday 4th June 10.00 am

Lowdham Circular

An attractive undulating walk passing through
Epperstone and Woodborough.

Meet Janet (Belvoir Vale Ramblers) by the school gates
at the northern end of Main Street, Calverton.
No lunch stop.

Grid Ref. SK 667 468
Postcode NG14 7BJ
Distance 6.25 miles


Contact Tel. 01949 382051



Monday 5th June 7.00 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.3

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish.

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. 01773 531 251



Wednesday 7th June 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.6
The Gotham Hills

This walk includes Barton Lodge, Glebe Farm, Gotham Hills,
Cottagers Hill and Thrumpton.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Barton in Fabis (park off Chestnut Lane)

Grid Ref. SK524 327
Postcode NG11 0AE 
Distance 5.8 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Wednesday 7th June 7.00 pm

Orston evening stroll

Classic ramble in the Vale of Belvoir countryside
around this lovely village. Durham Ox pub at end.


Meet Jan and Rab by the church at the Green, Orston
.
Grid Ref. SK 769 411
Postcode NG13 9NZ
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. 0115 982 5600



Saturday 10th June 2.00 pm

Cotgrave Country Park to look at the flora and fauna.

Meet Gordon Dyne at the Holly Gate car park.

Contact Tel. 0115 8784842

On 10th June 1817, the last revolution in England began in Pentrich.
On this 200th anniversary, a grand re-enacting
March will take place on Sunday June 4th.

What information we have before publication date
will be added on the web-site at this date.



Saturday 10th June 9 - 11am

Summer Bird Identification Walk

A walk for those who wish to improve their identification
of summer birds using sight and sound.

£6 per person.

To book, click on the Training & Events category at

www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop



Sunday 11th June 10.30am

Wildlife Wander

Explore the wildlife and landscape of the Victoria Embankment.

Meet at the Nottingham War Memorial.

Suitable for people using wheelchairs or with pushchairs
please contact to discuss.

Lucy Kennedy

lucy.k1@hotmail.co.uk


Monday 12th June 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.3

We follow paths into the Erewash Valley, arriving at Giltbrook
to find the roads named after the leaders of the Pentrich Revolution,
routed here on the 10th June 1817.

Meet Jeff Catherines at the Gate Inn public house, Awsworth Lane, Awsworth
(small car park at pub, or roadside)

Grid Ref SK 485 445
Postcode NG16 2RN
Distance 4 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759

 

Wednesday 14th June 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Bonbusk and Frithwood


To the north of the village 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. 01623 743087


Wednesday 14th June 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.7 Bagthorpe

This walk includes Alma, Skegness, over M1, Home Farm Annesley,
Weavers Lane, Felley Farm, Felley Mill Lane, Bagthorpe Common.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Dixie’s Inn, Bagthorpe (park on sports field rear of PH).


Grid Ref. SK466 516
Postcode NG16 5HF
 Distance 5.9 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Wednesday 14th June 7.00 pm

Burntstump Park and Sansom Wood

A walk through the park and Sansom Wood,
past Papplewick Pumping Station on the way.

Meet Keith (On Your Doorstep WfH) in the car park of the Burnt Stump Inn.
If arriving by car, please park away from the entrance.
Pronto bus service runs past the end of the road leading to the pub.

Grid Ref: SK 577 508
Postcode: NG5 8PQ
Distance: 6.5Km (4 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339



Thursday 15th June 6.30 pm

Gedling Country Park

Join Gay Wood for a  nature discovery ramble
around the ponds and woods of this Park

Meet in the main car park off Spring Lane

About 2 hrs or 2 - 2.5 miles.

Contact Tel. 9205940



Saturday 17th June 9.30 am

Flora and Butterflies of Gotham SSSI

Meet Neil Pinder outside the old British Legion in Gotham

Contact Tel. 07981 928402



Saturday 17th June 8:30 pm

Moth trapping at The Hook, Lady Bay

Join Katie Last of Notts Wildlife Trust for a night of moth trapping
at The Hook local nature reserve. This will continue till late.


Contact Tel. 0115 9588242

email

klast@nottswt.co.uk



Sunday June 18th 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
The Archaeological Way

A walk 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. 01623 743 087



Monday 19th June 7.00 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.4

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 4½ miles or 2½ hours

Contact Tel. 01773 531 251


Wednesday 21st June 6 - 8 pm

Wildflower Evening

Spend a gentle evening exploring the wild flowers and botany
of the King’s Meadow Nature Reserve, known for its orchids.

Meet at the entrance to Birdcage Walk, off Lenton Lane.

Lucy Kennedy lucy.k1@hotmail.co.uk


Wednesday 21st June 7.00 pm

Burton Joyce and Bulcote stroll

A walk along the Trent, passing through Bulcote
and climbing up to the ridge for good views.

Meet Sheila (Belvoir Vale Ramblers)
outside St. Helen’s Church, Burton Joyce.

Grid Ref. SK647 437
Postcode NG14 5DR
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01949 851 098



Wednesday 21st June 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.8
Hardwick Hall

This walk includes Duck Decoy Pond, Great Pond, Miller Pond,
Stainsby Mill, Stainsby, Astwith, Hardscroft and Great Pond.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Hardwick Inn Lower Car Park

Grid Ref. SK 457 633
Postcode S44 5QJ 
Distance 6 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


 

Saturday 24th June 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 25th June 10.00 am

East Bridgford Wildlife Walk

Through Springdale Wood, Bridgford Street Meadow & Copse

Meet Gordon Dyne outside the Village Hall on Main Street, East Bridgford.


Contact Tel. 0115 878 4842



Sunday June 25th 11.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
Elmton Well Dressing

Visit the village of Elmton to see the annual well dressing.
Cream teas available 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 7 miles

Contact Tel. 01623 743 087



 

Monday 26th June 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No. 4

Ann Whyte of Beauvale Priory joins us as joint leader through
Moorgreen Woods, then Weaver Lane and Kennel Lane,
returning via Felley Mill and the woods

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

Grid Ref. SK 493 490
Postcode NG16 2AA
Distance 5.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710 759


 

Wednesday June 28th 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments Heritage 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.
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

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 28th June 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No. 9 Belvoir Castle

This walk starts from Barkestone-Le-Vale to include Long Lane,
Plungar Wood, and Terrace Hills, Reeded Cottage,
Old Park Wood, Belvoir Castle, Long Lane
and return to Barkestone-Le-Vale

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Dog & Gun PH, Rutland Square, Barkestone-Le-Vale, Leics.

Grid Ref. SK780 349
Postcode NG13 0HB
Distance 5.9 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


 

Thursday 29th June at 9.00 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 advised.
Mosquito/insect repellent will be available.
An information pack will be provided for each participant,
along with training in the use a Bat Detector,
which will be provided for use during the walk

Cost £3 adult, £1.50 child


Contact Tel. 07796 514 135 to reserve places.