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Nottingham Races
Nottingham Races
Nottingham Races

March 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.


Saturday 3rd March 9.00 am

Car Free Linear Walk from Burton Joyce to Thurgarton via Hoveringham

This is a train walk.

Meet Keith at Mansfield Railway Station at 9 am to catch the train to Nottingham
Nottingham Railway Station to catch the 09.51 to Burton Joyce.

The walk goes beside the river, past Gunthorpe Lock
then across fields to Hoveringham.

From here, a short lane walk takes us to Thurgarton Station
to catch a train at around 3.00 pm.

Anyone wanting to extend the walk to 12 miles can stay with the walk leader
who will continue via Bleasby and Morton to Fiskerton Station.

Grid Ref: SK 537 610
Distance: 10 Km (6.2 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Sunday 4th March 9.30 am or 9.45 am

Round the Markhams

We head westwards to enjoy the splendid view from Beacon Hill
before crossing the A1 by the bridge to the Mussel and Crab.

From here via pleasant fields to Milton
crossing the River Maun to Lound Hall.

We continue westwards to the Robin Hood Way,
then south before turning east via Leys Lane to West Markham.
We return to East Markham passing the Cottages by the old wind mill.

A very varied and pleasant morning walk.

Meet David (Retford Ramblers) at the Cannon Car Park
opposite St Swithun’s Church, Retford, near the Sun Inn
at 9.30 am or 9.45 am at the road by the footpath sign
along Priestgate approaching from East Markham

Grid Refs. SK 706 813 (9.30 am start) or SK 736 727 (9.45 am start)

Postcodes DN22 6PL and NG22 0QT
Distance 8 miles

Contact Tel. No. 01777 838791


Wednesday 7th March 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Poulter Park

A walk around Poulter Park with its views and sculptures.

Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
at the top of Pit Hill.

Use station car park.
Refreshments after walk.
Distance 4 miles

Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087

Sunday 11th March 9.50 am

Kirkby Dumbles

Take the 9.50 am Trent Barton No.3C from Victoria Bus Station, Nottingham to Kirkby in Ashfield,
alighting at Station Street, Kirkby at 10.30 am.

We take in Portland Park, Castle Hill, Boar Hill, Crow– trees Farm,
Doles Lane and Kirkby Cross before returning.
Extensive views towards Derbyshire.

Return buses three per hour

Meet Paul Wagstaff (Nottingham Ramblers)
at Victoria Bus Station, Nottingham. (Postcode NG2 3HX)

Grid Ref. SK 505 560 (Kirkby)
Post Code NG17 7DJ (Kirkby)
Distance 7 miles - Duration 4 hours

Take a packed lunch

Bus times can change – please check with leader nearer the date

Contact Tel. 0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 135


Mansfield to Meadows March needs you!

Notts County Football

Notts County Football in the Community are challenging
and requesting passionate Pies to join FITC
on a fundraising walk on

Saturday 17th March 2018

from Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium to Meadow Lane.

FITC’s Mansfield To Meadows March will be used to generate
vital funds to continue the award winning charitable work
we do with Nottinghamshire.

Upon completion of a medical form
and a small registration fee of £15
each participant is entitled to our newly designed FITC t-shirt
to wear during the walk, transport to the One Call Stadium
and a ticket to the Notts County FC vs Mansfield Town game
(1pm kick-off).

This fee can be paid in cash at the FITC office
or online through our JustGiving page which can be found at

The estimated 17 mile walk will depart from
The One Call Stadium at 6:30am with bus departure time
to be confirmed and walkers can expect to arrive at the
home of the pies by 12:30pm.

Steve Silver was proud to don the famous black and white
stripes as he marched through the county;
“To fundraise for FITC alongside the club I love was a fantastic way
for me and my fellow Notts County fans to support the outstanding
work FITC do within the community” explained Steve.
“After reading the advertisement in the match day magazine
prior to the event I was always interested in knowing
more about what FITC do. From then I have volunteered numerous
times and look forward to supporting the charity in any way I can”.


For more information,
or to join FITC in the Mansfield To Meadows March,
contact FITC Partnerships and Events Executive
James Bromley on 0115 955 7215

or email

Alternatively visit the Football in the Community Office
between Monday and Friday.

Sunday 18th March 11.00am

On Your Doorstep at Newstead

The first part of this walk is through Newstead and Annesley woods,
crossing the dual carriageway twice.
The final part is to the Nature Reserve on top of the old pit tip.
This is a figure-of-eight walk offering the chance to do
either 3.4 miles or 5.2 miles.

Meet Keith in the car park opposite the Pit Micropub at the bottom
(and over the crossing) of Tilford Road, Newstead.

Grid Ref: SK 522 531
Post Code: NG15 0BU
Distance: 8.3Km (5.2 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339

Wednesday 21st March 10.00 am

Laxton Circular Walk

Walking by the medieval open field farming system,
along green lanes and field paths to the hilltop village of Kneesall.

We return along country lanes and field paths.

Our visit to the Visitor Centre before will be useful as it will bring more meaning to the landscape.

Bring a packed lunch

Meet Dilys (Newark Ramblers) at the Laxton Visitors Centre Car Park
by The Dovecote Inn, Laxton.

Grid Ref. SK 723 671
Postcode NG22 0SX
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 01636 672 155 or 07582 529 425

Friday 23rd March 11.00 am

Hoveringham’s ‘Lakeland’

From Caythorpe to Hoveringham Mill and the lakes in the area,
returning via Hoveringham Mill.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Old Volunteer PH, 61 Caythorpe Road, Caythorpe.

Optional lunch here

Grid Ref. SK 679 462
Postcode NG14 7EB
Distance 5.0 miles

Contact Tel. No. 07719 827 808

Saturday 24th March 10.00 am

Spring at Wilwell Nature Reserve

A look round the reserve as it ‘wakes’.

Entrance on the right just after going under the ring road on the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington.

Meet Gordon Dyne at the entrance.

Contact 0115 878 4842 or email

Saturday 24th March 1.30 pm

Pleasley Vale Walk

Field paths to Radmanthwaite then Littlewood Lane,
Little Matlock, River Maun, and Pleasley Mill.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Meden Square. Pleasley (please park on roadside).

Grid Ref. SK 506 642
Postcode NG19 7SQ
Distance 5.8 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sunday 25th March 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
Bonbusk and Frithworth

North of the village by 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 743 087

Wednesday 28th March 7.00 pm

On Your Doorstep at Oxclose Wood

A walk to Radmanthwaite and over Oxclose Wood

before returning via Debdale Lane.

Meet Keith in the car park of the Rufford pub,
on the corner of Abbott Road and Chesterfield Road

(entrance to car park is off Abbott Road)

Grid Ref: SK 524 624
Post Code: NG19 7ES
Distance: 6.5 Km (4 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339

Wednesday 28th March 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The first guided tour of the year,
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 Ref. 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:


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


0115 958 8242