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May 2017

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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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BIG LOTTERY GRANT

For the 4th year we have been able to obtain
a generous grant from The Big Lottery.


Fingers

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 3rd May 10.00 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

Bluebell Walk

See the wild flowers of Poulter and Scarcliffe Parks,
then on to Graves Wood for bluebells.

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



Wednesday 3rd May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.1
Epperstone and Lowdham

We walk via Dover Beck Mill, , Lowdham Church, Lowdham Mill,
Hagg Cottage, Eastwood Farm, and Epperstone Church

Meet Chris Thompson,
The Ramblers, Notts. Area, at the Cross Keys, Epperstone.

Distance 5.3 miles
Grid Ref. SK 653 485
Postcode NG14 6AD

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Saturday 6th May 10.30 am

Urban Safari

Meet the City Local Group for an exploration of parks, nature reserves,
and open spaces across the Top Valley area of Nottingham.

Meet at Southglade Leisure Centre car park for a 3 - 4 hour walk.

Lucy Kennedy lucy.k1@hotmail.co.uk



Sunday 7th May 5am - 8.30am

Dawn Chorus Walk

A wonderful chance to experience the early morning
chorus of birdsong at Attenborough.

Finishes with a buffet breakfast in the Nature Centre.

£18 per person.

To book, click on the Training & Events category at

www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop


Sunday 7th May 10:30 am

Attenborough Nature Walk

Join the wardens for a walk around the reserve.
No dogs please.
No need to book.

Attenborough Nature Centre 0115 972 1777


Sunday 7th May 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 7th May 10.00 am

Southwell and Brackenhurst

Attractive walk with fine views around the edge of Southwell,
passing thro' Norwood Park and Brackenhurst College.


Meet Sheila (Belvoir Vale Ramblers) at the car park
opposite the Minster (free on Sundays).
No lunch stop.

Distance 6 miles
Grid Ref. SK704 538
Postcode NG25 0HQ

Contact Tel. 01949 851098


Monday 8th May 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.1

The first walk of a series in and around the parish of Greasley.
We walk field paths behind the Church to see the blue bells
in Watnall Wood, returning via Newthorpe village.

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 3.75 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759

 

Wednesday 10th May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.2
Strelley and Cossall

This walk starts from Strelley to include Catstone Hill,
Nottingham Canal, Cossall Church, Strelley Park Farm.

Meet Chris Thompson,
The Ramblers, Notts. Area, at Broad Oak PH, Strelley.

Grid Ref. SK512 419
Postcode NG14 6AD
Distance 6.1 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Friday 12th May 10.30 am - 2 pm

Skylarks Wild Walk

Come along to Skylarks Nature Reserve for a walk
around the largest wetland in Rushcliffe.

Free of charge, but booking essential.

Katie Last 0115 958 8242


Friday 12th May 11.00 am

Strelley/Cossall

Our walk includes Strelley, Catstone Hill, Robinettes Arm,
Cossall,Turkey Fields Farm.

Meet Chris Thompson The Ramblers Notts Area,
at the Mulberry Tree Café, Strelley Hall, Strelley

Grid Ref. SK 506 421
Postcode NG8 6PE
Distance 6.0 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Sunday 14th May 5.30 am - 8.30am

Dawn Chorus Walk

A wonderful chance to experience the early morning
chorus of birdsong at Attenborough.

£12 per person.

To book, click on the Training & Events category at

www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop

 


Sunday 14th May 10.00 am


Sherwood Forest & Major Oak

Into the heart of the area associated with Robin Hood.
Forest and open sandy areas.

Meet Elaine (Belvoir Vale Ramblers) at the car park
opposite the Edwinstowe Youth Hostel (Cost £3).
Take a packed lunch.

Grid Ref. SK 624 672
Postcode
NG21 9R
Distance 8 miles

Contact Tel. 01949 836 042


Sunday 14th May 10.30 am

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre
Scarcliffe Walk

Through Whaley village for a lunch stop in Scarcliffe,
back 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 walk.
Distance 7 miles

Contact Tel. 01623 743 087


Sunday 14th May 2.00 pm

Pentrich Bi-Centenary Walk –Langley Mill

One of several guided walks in the area during May and June
to celebrate the last revolution in England (see web-site below).


This walk includes the Erewash Canal, Nottingham Canal,
Newmanleys Rd , the Sun Inn and Cromford Road.

Meet Chris Thompson,
The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the canal basin outside the Great Northern PH
(134 Derby Road, Langley Mill)

Grid Ref. SK 455 472
Postcode NG16 4AA
Distance 5 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808



Check out the FULL Pentrich to Giltbrook Walk on Sunday 4th June
- or on website

www.pentrichrevolution.org.uk



Sunday 14th May 11.00 am

Sherwood Pines & Vicar Water

A leisurely walk through 2 landscapes;
Sherwood Pines, then back by Vicar Water.

Meet Andy (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers) at the car park
of the Dog & Duck, King's Clipstone.

Grid Ref: SK606 649.
Postcode: NG21 9BY
Distance: 5 miles.

Contact Tel. 07756 350 250

or email:

enquiries@mansfieldramblers.org.uk



Monday 15th May 7.00 pm

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.2

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish.
Meet the appointed leader at the White Lion, Hall Lane, Brinsley

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

Contact Tel. 01773 531 251


Wednesday 17th May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.3

Wysall and Widmerpool Lings Lane, Wysall Lane,
North Lodge Farm, Widmerpool, Thorpe Lodge Farm.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at the Plough Inn Wysall
(park away from pub as no car park available)

Grid Ref. SK605 274
Postcode NG12 5QQ
Distance 5.3 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Wednesday 17th May 7.00 pm

Pleasley Nature Reserve

We pass Pleasley Church and over fields to New Houghton
and the former pit tip (now a nature reserve) of Pleasley Colliery.
The walk finishes as the sun sets.

Meet Keith (On Your Doorstep WfH) at Meden Square. Pleasley.
On street parking – please park considerately.
Several bus services stop at Meden Square.

Grid Ref: SK 506 642
Postcode: NG19 7SR
Distance: 6 Km (3.6 miles)

Contact Tel. 07527 160 339

 

Wednesday 17th May 7.00 pm

Collington Common wildflower meadow

Meet Gordon Dyne at the park on Collington Way,
West Bridgford (off Rugby Road adjacent to Rushcliffe Arena).
An interesting urban habitat creation exercise.

Contact Tel. 0115 8784842 or gordon.dyne@gmail.com).

 


Thursday 18th May 10.30 am

Beauvale Priory

A walk around the remnants of historic Beauvale Priory, ruined
after the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII.


English Heritage has been working to preserve the site and its remains.
We’ll visit parts the monks would have known well, including two ascents.

One stop for refreshments.
Meet Angela (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at the Gatehouse Tea Rooms,
Beauvale Priory, New Road, Moorgreen.

Grid Ref: SK 495 490
Postcode: NG16 2AA
Distance: 5 miles or 2½ hours

Contact Tel: 0115 989 2075


Saturday 20th May 9 - 11am

Spring Bird Identification Walk

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

£6 per person.

To book, click on the Training & Events category at

www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop


Saturday 20th May 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 21st May 9.30 am

Cotgrave Forest

Enjoy wildflowers and butterflies with Neil Pinder and Butterfly Conservation.

Meet at Lamin Gap Lane entrance, off the A606 Melton Road.

Contact Tel. 07981 928402


Monday 22nd May 6.45 pm

Greasley Footpath Walk No.2

From Kimberley we walk to the Midland Railway cutting before crossing, using steps in and out.
We continue via Watnall to footpaths over the M1, returning via Bulwell Wood
to the railway cutting and back to Kimberley.

Meet Jeff Catherines in front of the Nelson and Railway public house, Station Road, Kimberley.

Grid Ref. SK 498 449
Postcode NG16 2NR.
Distance 4 miles

Contact Tel. 01773 710759


Wednesday 24th May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.4
Fiskerton, Rolleston and Morton

We pass Fiskerton Mill, Rolleston, Mill Farm, Southwell Race Course,
River Greet, Fiskerton Railway Station, Morton, River Trent, to return to Fiskerton.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area ,
at Fiskerton riverside car park.

Grid Ref. SK738 513
Postcode NG25 OUL
Distance 5.5 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Saturday 27th May 2.00 pm

Potwell Dyke Grasslands Southwell

Within easy walking distance of Southwell Minster,
these grasslands have been designated a Site of Importance
for 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.
About 1.1/2 hours 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

ros.johnson6@gmail.com

 

Sunday 28th May 9.30 am

Keyworth Two Meadows Walk

Meet Neil Pinder at Keyworth Burial Ground and walk over to Keyworth Meadow -
looking at all things natural, around and about both meadows

Contact Tel. 07981 928402


Sunday 28th May 11.00 am

Linby, Newstead & Papplewick Via the Linby Trail
to reach Freckland Wood, then climb to the top to see the statues
before entering Newstead Abbey Grounds.

We walk through to the Abbey before exiting
along part of the Robin Hood Way.
At Papplewick, a choice of going directly back to Linby
via Papplewick Church or doing an extension (2 Km) to try some
of the recently created paths alongside the River Leen.

Meet Keith (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers)
outside the Horse & Groom pub at Linby
car parking for customers only.

Trent Barton Threes stop at Wighay Ambulance Station
less than 10 minutes walk from the start, down Wighay Road.

Grid Ref: SK 535 510
Postcode: NG15 8AE
Distance: 8.5 Km (5.3 miles) plus extension.

Contact Tel. 07527 160 339


Wednesday 31st 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.
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 City.

£3 per person Booking essential.

Contact Tel. 0115 9589255

or email:

info@staa-allotments.org.uk


Website

staa-allotments.org.uk



Wednesday 31st May 6.45 pm

Evening Walk No.5
Haughton and the Rivers


This walk includes the River Maun, Conjure Alders,
River Poulter, Elkesley Bothamsall, Meden,
Crookford, Elkesley Wood, Haughton Hall Farm.

Meet Chris Thompson, The Ramblers, Notts. Area,
at Haughton Corner car park.

Grid Ref. SK680 728
Postcode DN22 8DY
Distance 7 miles

Contact Tel. 07719 827 808


Wed 31st May 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Potwell Dyke Grasslands

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

Potwell Dyke Action Group 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 (by to the Scout Hut).

Grid Ref. SK 703 535.
Easy, level walking, but some rabbit holes.
A small donation (£2) would be welcomed.

Contact Ros Johnson on 01636 816 235

or email

ros.johnson6@gmail.com




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