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May 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


BIG LOTTERY GRANT

For the 5th year we have been able to obtain
a generous grant from The Big Lottery.


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It makes an enormous difference to our booklet circulation.
We also thank Nottingham Community Foundation for their grant,
Portland College and Nottingham Area Ramblers
for their help by advertising in our booklet.

Thanks also to our
Nottingham County Council for their website link,
plus promotional, financial and distribution help.


Wednesday 2nd May 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Bluebell Walk


Through the wild flowers of Poulter and Scarcliffe Parks
and on to Graves Wood.

Group
Dave Evans and some of his friendly walking group
flourish their new Guided Walks booklets


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 2nd May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.1 Misk Hill and Dob Park


We walk from Hucknall Market Place to Dob Park,
then Whyburn Farm, to climb Misk Hill.

We then ascend Beacon Hill,
returning via Whyburn Farm and Dob Park to Hucknall.

Meet Chris Thompson,The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at Hucknall Market Place,
outside St. Mary Magdalene Church,

Grid Ref. SK 533 493
Postcode NG15 7AZ
Distance 5.6 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Sunday 6th May 10.00 am

Kelham Hills

Along the Trent Valley to Averham.

Gently rolling countryside through wooded glades.

Meet Janet (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers)
in Kelham Hall car park.

Grid Ref. SK 774 556
Postcode NG23 5QX
Distance 6.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01949 382051

or see

website at www.vbramblers.co.uk

 


Sunday 6th May 11.00 am

On Your Doorstep at Huthwaite

A clockwise walk around the outskirts of Huthwaite.

Meet Keith at the Brierley Forest Visitors Centre
bottom of Skegby Road Huthwaite.

Grid Ref: SK 472 595
Post Code:NG17 2PL
Distance: 7.3Km (4.5 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Sunday 6th May 2.00 pm

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Bluebell Walk

Through the wild flowers of Poulter and Scarcliffe Parks
and Graves Wood.

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 7th May 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.1

The annual parish check on paths and furniture.

Wear suitable clothing/footwear, as paths may be muddy after rain.

Meet the appointed volunteer leader at Brinsley Headstocks Car Park.

Grid Ref. SK 465 486
Distance 2 miles or 1½ hours

Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251



Wednesday 9th May 6.45 pm

Rainworth Water -Thieves Wood

Follow the Robin Hood Way by Rainworth Water
to the Forest Stone, cross the A60 to Thieves Wood
to join the Kings Great Way,
former route from Mansfield to Nottingham
an area once used by outlaws
including our local hero, Robin Hood.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Portland College Coffee and Gift Shop,
taking the access road into
Portland Training College off the A60.

Grid Ref. SK 550 568
Postcode NG18 4TJ
Distance 5.7 miles Contact

Tel. 07719 827 808.



Sunday 13th May 10.30am

Kinoulton to Colston Bassett

A flat walk from Kinoulton village then north-east to
Colston Bassett through fields.

On by the ruins of a church and back by
a quiet lane and the Grantham Canal.

It can be muddy across the fields.

Bring a packed lunch.

Meet Liz (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at
Kinoulton Village Hall, Main Street, Kinoulton.

Grid Ref. SK678 307
Postcode NG12 3EX
Distance 7 miles

Contact Tel. 0115 989 9811

or Mobile 07548 741 170


 

Monday 14th May 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.1

The first in a series around the parish of Greasley

We walk field paths by Reckoning House Farm to the “cliff”,
a view point overlooking Watnall and Kimberley,
returning through Watnall Wood.

Meet leader Jeff Catherines in the lay-by in front of the church
on the B600 between Moorgreen and Watnall

Grid Ref. SK490 472
Postcode NG16 2AB
Distance 4 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759




Wednesday 16th May 6.45pm

Edwalton, Landmere Lane and Sharp Hill

Walk By Boundary Road to the Rushcliffe Leisure Centre,
past the Church of Holy Rood to Edwalton Golf Club
and path through Notcutts Garden Centre.
Cross the A52 to Ruddington then to Sharp Hill
' excellent views from here' before returning.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at Wilford Hill Cemetery Car Park, off the A60 Loughborough Road

Grid Ref. SK 579 354
Postcode NG2 7GE
Distance 5.8 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Wednesday 16th May 7.00pm

Wilwell Farm Cutting Wildlife

A look at the common and not so obvious items of wildlife interest.

Meet Tim Williams at the car park, on the right just after going under the ring road along the B680 between Wilford and Ruddington.

Contact Gordon Dyne 0115 8784 842

or email gordon.dyne@gmail.com



Friday 18th May 11.00 am

Around Farndon

To St Chad’s Church, River Trent,
Farndon Windmill and Marina, returning.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at the Rose & Crown PH, Main Street, Farndon.

Optional meal here.

Grid Ref. SK 770 518
Postcode NG 24 3SA
Distance 5.7 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Saturday 19th May 10.00 am

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Join Notts Wildlife Trusts Beeston Group
for a guided walk in our reserve.

Meet in the car park.


Contacts: Nigel Slater 0115 9166518
or Martin Butler 07847 015151

email: beestonwildlifegroup@hotmail.co.uk


Saturday 19th May 1.30 pm

Hickling Standard Walk

We follow the Grantham Canal, leaving by Clawson Lane,
then Hickling, Hickling Standard, Melton Road,
Field Farm and return.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at Hickling Basin near the Plough Inn, Hickling.

Grid Ref. SK690 295
Postcode LE14 3AH
Distance 6.9 miles

Contact Tel. No. 07719 827 808



Sunday 20th May 10.30 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
Scarcliffe Walk

Through Whaley village for a lunch stop in Scarcliffe
returning via Langwith Wood.

Packed lunch advisable.

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 7 miles

Contact Tel. No. 01623 743 087



Monday 21st May 6.45 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.2

The annual parish check on paths and furniture.

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

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

Grid Ref. SK 459 489
Distance 3 miles or 2 hours

Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

 

Tuesday 22nd May 9.30 am

Gedling Country Park

Wildlife Walk

Looking for: Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak Butterflies,
in addition to the usual Peacocks, Red Admirals,
Small Tortoiseshells, Commas, Green-veined Whites etc.
By the ponds (rare sights) Hairy Dragonflies
and the Little Egret (seen 2017).
We may also spot (or hear) grasshopper, willow, reed and
garden warblers, whitethroats, lesser whitethroats and chiff chaffs.
A cuckoo passing through.
Miner and other bees.
Spring wildflowers.

Mating frogs
Mating Frogs

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.

Roe deer and faun
Roe Deer & Faun

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


Wednesday 23rd May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No. 4

Upton, Southwell Race Course and Rolleston

First to the Church of St. Peter & St Paul before crossing
fields and tracks to Upton Mill.

Using the rights of way across Southwell Racecourse
leads us to a circular walk around Rolleston.

We then take a former railway track and return
overSouthwell Racecourse.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at the Cross Keys PH Upton, near Southwell,

Grid Ref.SK 737 543
Postcode NG23 5SY
Distance 6.2 miles

Contact Tel. No. 07719 827 808



Wednesday 23rd May 7.00 pm

Worksop Waterways

The Chesterfield Canal, Sandhill Lake and the River Ryton.
Returning, we walk past The Priory into Memorial Avenue
Gardens-venues for an after-walk drink?

Meet Tom & Diana at the car park behind
Worksop Library on Memorial Avenue, Worksop.

Grid Ref. SK 588 789
Postcode S80 2BP
Distance 3.5 miles

Contact Tel. No. 01909 720812 / 07909 692 685

or visit: www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop




Wednesday 23rd May 7.00 pm

On Your Doorstep
Portland Park

Around the Kirkby Cross, Castle Hill and Portland Park area.

Meet Keith in the car park of the Cricketers Arms at Nuncargate.

It’s OK to use the car park.

Grid Ref: SK 503 543
Post Code G17 9EH
Distance: 6.3Km (4 miles)

Contact Tel. No. 07527 160 339


Thursday May 24th 7.00 pm

Green Line Evening Wildlife Walk

Meet Gordon Dyne by the old railway bridge
on Boundary Rd, West Bridgford.

Contact Tel. 0115 8784842

or gordon.dyne@gmail.com

 

Monday 28th May 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.2

We follow the former LNER railway line to Watnall,
then New Farm Lane by Bulwell Wood to Long Lane,
returning by field paths to Watnall and Kimberley.

Meet Jeff Catherines
in front of the Nelson and Railway PH,
Station Road, Kimberley

Grid Ref. SK 498 449
Postcode NG16 2NR
Distance 4.5 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759


Wednesday 30th May 1.30 pm

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The third guided tour, covering 700 years of history on the gardens.

Includes a visit to our Heritage Display Garden.

Allotment garden
One of the historical gardens

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



Wed. 30th May 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Potwell Dyke Grasslands
Southwell

Within easy walking distance of Southwell Minster,
these grasslands have been designated a Site of Importance
for NatureConservation (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


Wednesday 30th May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No. 5
Grantham Canal and River Trent

Round the rowing course to reach Adbolton Lane,
then over the Skylarks Nature Reserve,
crossing the A52 to Bassingfield to join
the Grantham Canal.

Then across fields near Trent Boulevard leading
to the River Trent, before returning.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area
at Holme Pierre-pont National Water Sports Centre car park,
near Canoe Centre.

Grid Ref. SK 608 389
Postcode NG12 2LU
Distance 5.8 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

 



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