The basics Total length of the walk is 3.3/4 miles (6 kilometres), north of the village, mainly through agricultural land. Over half the full walk is on road surfaces – from Hexgreave Hall back it is all road walking. In August 2013, there was a large herd of red deer in the Estate, seen again during 2015. It is a sight well worth seeing.
How to get there Farnsfield is a large village on the unclassified road between Southwell and Rain- worth. The usual approach is from the A614 Nottingham to Doncaster road, turning east at the ‘White Post’ roundabout. The Plough is towards the eastern end of the village.
Post code NG22 8EA. Map Ref. SK651 565 Tel. 01623 882 265
Parking You may leave your car in the car park, but please ask first.
The Plough There is no shortage of attractions in this area. Whether your taste is for farm centres, butterfly parks, former railway tracks or good pubs, you are sure to find something here to interest you.
The Plough is a cheerful, friendly Marston’s Brewery house and the oldest inn in this attractive central Nottinghamshire village that dates back to the 14th Century. The décor is tasteful, with oak beams and a charming collection of brass and copperware. Outside is a delightful garden, with a picnic area and children’s swings.
The opening hours are from 11.00 am to midnight 7 days a week. Real cask ales are on offer, with a selection of lagers and wines, or cider on draught. Meals and snacks are available lunch time and evening Monday to Saturday, but lunch time only on Sundays. A tempting menu includes a wide variety of grills, fish and meat dishes, sandwiches and snacks. Patrons may eat their own food in the garden at non-catering times, but ask first. There is no special family room, but families are welcome. So too are dogs.