Please read this carefully (Click to expand)

• 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.

Filter Events By Month or Type

The First Signs of Spring Gedling Country Park

Siskin

Mixed flocks of redpoll, siskin, goldfinches and fieldfare. Snow drops. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park . Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Wrap up warm, with sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Walking may be slow. Distance 1 to 2 miles. Post code: NG4 4PE Contact; Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Spring at ground level Gedling Country Park

Redstart

Coltsfoot and Lesser Celandine. (Not all yellow wild flowers are dandelions!)Some immigrant birds still here, like fieldfare and redstarts. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park . Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff.

Wrap up warm, with sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Walking may be slow. Distance 1 to 2 miles. Post code: NG4 4PE Contact; Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110
Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Radcliffe on Trent and Shelford

River near Shelford

An attractive walk on the Red Cliffs of Radcliffe and riverside paths to Shelford and back across the fields to Radcliffe. Meet Brenda (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) at Wharf Lane car park, opposite Radcliffe Church but park elsewhere in Radcliffe. Grid Ref. SK 644 393 Postcode NG12 2AN Distance 6.5 miles Contact Tel. No. 01949 860 769 For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk or email vbramblers@gmail.com

Laxton

Laxton Churchyard

From the village crossing over fields, passing farms and walking through Cocking Moor, visiting the site of the Norman motte and bailey castle. Meet Marion (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) at the Laxton Visitor Centre. Grid Ref. SK 724 671 Postcode NG22 OSX Distance 7.5 miles Contact Tel. No. 07905 265 588 For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk or email vbramblers@gmail.com

Beauvale Priory / Misk Hill

Misk Hill, Beacon Hill, Beauvale, Coppice Hill, Brooksbreasting Farm, to return. Possible lunch option here. Meet Chris Thompson ( Gedling Ramblers), at Beauvale Abbey Farm, New Road, Moorgreen. Grid Ref: SK 493 489 Post Code: NG16 2AA Distance: 6.1 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Archbishop Cranmer’s Walk

River Smite

The edge of Vale of Belvoir, linking the three villages of Aslockton, Orston and Whatton following the River Smite. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) outside St Thomas’s Church, New Row, Aslockton. Grid Ref: SK 743402 Post Code: NG13 9AN Distance: 5.0 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Epperstone

Grade: Leisurely Pace: Moderate An easy ramble across undulating countryside with fine views to the south. Some short uphill sections at first, then mostly downhill for the rest, with approx. 6 stiles. Field paths and farm tracks with a short section of country road. Some areas will be muddy in wet weather. An optional pub lunch after the walk. If you would like to join us, please arrive in time to pre-order your lunch before the walk starts. Meet Philippa (Rushcliffe Ramblers) in the car park at The Cross Keys PH, Main Street, Epperstone Grid Ref. SK653 484. Postcode NG14 6AD. Distance 6 miles Contact Tel. 0115 911 9137 Mobile 07896 886714

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 5 minutes earlier 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. Donation request £5 per person includes tea / coffee and biscuits. Please book by emailing info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 9602282, and leaving your name and contact telephone number. Website www.staa-allotments.org.uk These tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month until the last in September.

Burntstump Country Park

Grade: Leisurely Pace: Moderate A pleasant walk in Burntstump Park and Sansom Wood, part using the Robin Hood Way, and quiet roads. No stiles. Join me for lunch at The Burntstump pub. Meet Angela (Rushcliffe Ramblers) in the car park at the Burntstump Country Park (near to the Park Hospital), north of Arnold. Grid Ref. SK577 508. Postcode NG5 8PQ. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 0115 989 2075 Mobile (on day of walk only) 07973 142929

Gotham Hills

Along Moor Lane to link Gypsum Way to Cuckoo Farm, Leake New Wood (excellent distance views of Charnwood Forest), Wood Lane, Cottagers Hill, Gotham Hill, and Long Spinney to return. Possible lunch option here. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at The Sun Inn, 1 the Square, Gotham. Grid Ref: SK 536 301 Post Code: NG11 0HX Distance: 5.0 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Spring Wakes Up Gedling Country Park

Holly Blue

Tree blossoms and early insects. Bird calls starting and pairs nesting. Skylarks and meadow pipits. Bluebells and daffodils. Tiny Holly Blue butterflies. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park . Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Wrap up warm, with sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Walking may be slow. Post code: NG4 4PE Contact; Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Gringley on the Hill

View from Beacon Hill

Chesterfield Canal, Drakeholes, Clayworth, Mill Lane, Hangman’s Lane, Lover’s Lane, Lancaster Road, Beacon Hill, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Green Road (village Green Beacon Hill) Gringley on the Hill. Grid Ref: SK 739 906 Post Code: DN10 4RQ Distance: 7 Miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

The Byron Walk

Linby Trail

We learn how ‘Big Ben’ got its name, then in Linby, we learn about the harsh conditions of the textile mills. Newstead Abbey can be seen in the distance, later to reveal itself in all its glory. Once the ancestral home of Lord Byron, he lived here only for a short while before he sold it in 1817 to pay his creditors! Return to Hucknall via Freckland Wood, once a pit tip. Meet Diana (Worksop Ramblers) Hucknall Market Place car park. Grid Ref. SK 534 494 Postcode NG15 7BS Distance 7.5 Miles Contact Tel. 01909 720812 or 07909 692685 We have no-one trained in first- aid. www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Plumtree to Gotham

A linear walk— part of a Circuit of Nottingham Walk that Nottingham Ramblers are undertaking. This section starts at Plumtree passing Flawford Church, through Brad- more, crossing the Great Central Railway to end at Gotham. Take No.1 bus back to Nottingham. Meet Paul Wagstaff (Nottingham Ramblers) at Crown Court on Canal Street, Nottingham at 10.00 am for the Key- worth Connection Service. Grid Ref. SK 574 393 (Nott’m) Postcode NG1 7HF Distance 6 and 3⁄4 miles Duration 3 and a 1⁄2 hours
Take a packed lunch. Note: Bus times can change – please check with leader nearer the date. Contact Tel. 0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 135

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The 2nd 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 5 minutes earlier 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. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Please book by emailing info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 9602282, and leaving your name and contact telephone number. Website www.staa-allotments.org.uk. These tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month until the final one in September.

Sherwood Forest In Search of Robin Hood

Major Oak Group

First a visit to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak, then cross the Birklands forest and heathland to the Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest from Nottingham to Worksop. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage, bought in 1884. Nearby stood the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. It was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. St. Edwin’s Cross, erected by the Duke of Portland in 1912, marks the site of a former chapel in part of what used to be the Royal Deer Park and what is now known as King John’s Palace, some 3 miles away at Old Clipston. Return from here. Meet Chris Thompson, Robin Hood Way Association, at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Post code: NG21 9RN Distance 6.3 miles (3 hours) Contact 01623 677 329 Pre-booking essential on www.visitsherwood.co.uk/

Evening Walk No.1 Two Mills

Cliff Mill, Gonalston

Over Barker Hill into Gonalston to Cliff Mill (children as young as seven worked there), Gonalston Blacksmith, Gonalston Hall and St Lawrence Church, on to Hovering- ham Lakes and Mill, Caythorpe and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Magna Charta PH, Southwell Road, Lowdham. (Park in the village with care.) Grid Ref: SK 671 463 Post Code: NG14 7DQ Distance 5 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Gedling Country Park – The Dawn Chorus

A Kestrel Hovers

Try to beat last year’s count of 30 birds. Most migrants should now be here. Of the butterflies, dingy skipper and green hair-streak. A hairy dragonfly (first seen here 2016). Possibly a ring ouzel passing through. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Wrap up warm, with sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Walking may be slow. Post code: NG4 4PE Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.1

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer lead- er at Brinsley Headstocks Car Park, Mansfield Road. Grid Ref. SK 465 486 Distance 2 miles or 1 and a half hours Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

Greasley Parish Walk No.1

Footpath to Greasley Church

First in a series of walks around the parish, mainly off road. Stiles and farm animals may be encountered. Paths may be wet or muddy so suitable footwear is essential. Routes may vary depending on ground conditions. We walk field paths over the “cliff” then down to Watnall Wood for the bluebells. Returning via Reckoning House Farm. Meet Jeff Catherines at the Royal Oak PH, Main Road, Watnall Grid Ref. SK 502 457 Post Code NG16 1HS Distance 3 Miles Contact Tel. 01773 710759

Evening Walk No.3 Gotham Hills

Gypsum Workings Gotham Hill

Moor Lane, Gypsum Way, Cuckoo Bush, Wood Lane, Cottagers Hill, Gotham Hills, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at The Square, Gotham, outside Sun Inn & Village Pump Grid Ref: SK 536 301 Post Code: NG11 0HX Distance: 4.9 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Eakring – The Robin Hood Way

Eakring Windmill

A walk through farmland, over two stiles, past the first onshore oilfield which produced 280,000 tons of oil between 1939 and 1966. We shall follow the tracks of local hero Robin Hood. Don’t bring any valuables in case his gang are waiting for us! Meet Keith and Janet (Worksop Ramblers) at the Saville Arms, Bilsthorpe Road, Eakring. Grid Ref. SK671 624 Postcode NG22 0DG Distance 7 miles Contact Tel. 01909 509729 or 07794 243935 We have no-one trained in first-aid. www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Blidworth Woods

Blidworth Woods

A circular walk of the Blidworth Wood linking former Calverton pit line, Papplewick Pumping Station, Blidworth Bottoms, Gorse Covert, to return. Possible lunch option here. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Longdale Lane Forest Car Park, off A614 nr Ravenshead. Grid Ref: SK592 523 Post Code: NG14 6PX Distance: 5.9 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Bunny Hop

A circular walk taking in Bunny Woods, with excellent vistas of Charnwood Forest and the South Nottinghamshire Countryside. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Church Street Bunny, outside St Mary’s The Virgin Church, Bunny. Grid Ref: SK 582 296 Post Code: NG11 6QT Distance: 8.0 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Greasley Footpath Walk No.2

Footpath to Greasley Church

From Kimberley follow a former Railway line to Watnall and then New Farm Lane to Bulwell Wood. Returning via Long Lane then field paths and railway track. Meet Jeff Catherines at the Nelson and Railway PH Station Road, Kimberley. Grid Ref. SK 498 449 Post Code NG16 2NR Distance 4.5 Miles Contact Tel. 01773 710759

Evening Walk No.4 Friar Tuck’s Well

Rainworth Lodge

Along A6197, Rainworth, L-Lake, Rainworth Lodge, Cave Pond, Friar Tuck’s Well, Rainworth Water Lakes, Harlow Wood, Forest Stone, Old Newark Road, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at the Golden Eagle PH, Oakleaf Close, off A6191 South- well Road West, Mansfield. Grid Ref: SK570 592 Post Code: NG18 4GE Distance: 6.7 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre – A Bat Walk

Did you know that a pipistrelle bat can devour over 3,000 midges a night and baby bats cling to their mothers when mum flies in search of food? Join us on this evening walk to learn more about the bats of Sherwood Forest and their association with the world famous Ancient Oaks. This event will involve a gentle stroll of approximately 1.5 miles and finish in the dark at about 10.00 pm Please bring a low powered torch. Insect repel- lent is recommended. Not suitable for under 8’s. Pre-booking essential on www.visitsherwood.co.uk £7.50 or £6.00 RSPB members Meet at the Visitor Centre. Post code: NG21 9RN Contact: 01623 677 329

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.2

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer lead- er 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

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

St Ann’s Allotment

The 3rd 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 5 minutes earlier 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. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/ coffee and biscuits. Please book by emailing info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 9602282, and leaving your name and contact telephone number. Website staa-allotments.org.uk These tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month until the last in September.

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 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

Laxton to Kneesall Church

Kneesall Church

A very easy walk on green lanes, headland paths, bridleways and country roads. Parts of the route can be very muddy after wet weather. There is the possibility to eat at the pub after the walk. Meet Julie (Worksop Ramblers) at the Laxton Visitor Centre by the Dovecote PH Grid Ref. SK 724 671 Postcode NG22 0SX Distance 7.25 Miles Contact Tel. 07821 101428 we have no-one trained in first-aid. www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Summer on Gedling Country Park

Plenty of interesting insects—of the butterflies Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma. Large and Green-veined White, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Common Blue, Brown Argus — try photos in macro close-up. Find some southern marsh or bee orchids, maybe a rare pyramidal. A cuckoo passing through. Miner and other bees. Many birds. This could be a longer walk than usual. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Potwell Dyke Grasslands Southwell

Within easy walking distance of Southwell Minster, these grass- lands 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 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

Greasley Footpath Walk No.3

Greasley Footpath

Via Brooksbreasting Farm and Misk Hill Farm onto Misk Hill (steep climb), returning via Beacon Hill, Watnall brickyard site, Narrow Lane and Bogend. Meet Jeff Catherines at Greasley Church (Park in layby in front of the church on the B600 between Watnall and Moorgreen) Ref. SK 490 472 Post Code NG16 2AB Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 01773 710759

Evening Walk No.6 Hoton Hills Circular

Hoton Hill

Prestwold, path towards Burton on the Wolds, Old Wood, Prestwold Hall, St. Andrews Church, Prestwold, Big Lin Wood, Harts Farm, Hoton Hill, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at the small lay-by on Old Parsonage Lane, off Prestwold Lane, Hoton. Grid Ref: SK575 224 Post Code: LE12 5SG Distance: 5.8 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Potwell Dyke Grasslands

Potwell Dyke Grasslands

Grade: Moderate Pace: Moderate A small Nature Conservation Area owned by The Southwell Minster Chapter, remarkable for the range and abundance of wild flowers in natural grassland meadows. We walk the undulating footpaths round Southwell. An optional pub lunch. If you want to join us please arrive in time to pre-order your lunch. Meet Christine (Rushcliffe Ramblers) in the car park of The Hearty Goodfellow, Church Street, Southwell. Grid ref. SK706 537 Postcode NG25 0HG. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 0115 933 4076 Mobile 07905 850163

Sherwood Forest In Search of Robin Hood

Major Oak

First a visit to Robin’s famous hid- ing place, the Major Oak, then cross the Birklands forest and heathland to the Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest from Nottingham to Worksop. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage, bought in 1884. Nearby stood the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. It was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. St. Edwin’s Cross, erected by the Duke of Portland in 1912, marks the site of a former chapel in part of what was the Royal Deer Park and what is now known as King John’s Palace, some 3 miles away at Old Clipston. Return from here. Meet Chris Thompson, Robin Hood Way Association, at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Post code: NG21 9RN Distance 6.3 miles (3 hours) Contact 01623 677 329 Pre-booking essential on www.visitsherwood.co.uk

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.3

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer leader at the Durham Ox PH, High Street, Brinsley Grid Ref. SK 460 503. Distance 3 and a half miles or 2 hours Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

Evening Walk No.7 River Soar

River Soar

River Soar, Sutton Bonington, Pasture Lane, Zouch Cut, River Soar, Old Cut, Kegworth. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at the Anchor Inn, 139 Station Road, Kegworth. Grid Ref: SK 493 273 Post Code: DE74 2FR Distance: 5.6 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Sawley Marina to Risley

Bridleway Wilne to Breaston

A linear walk – part of a Circuit of Nottingham Walk that Nottingham Ramblers are undertaking – start- ing Sawley Marina, crossing Long Horse Bridge, Shardlow, Great Wilne, Breaston – part of the old Derby Canal, endiing at Risley to catch the i4 bus to Nottingham. Meet Paul Wagstaff (Nottingham Ramblers) at Friar Lane Bus Stop No.1, Nottingham at 10.00 am for the Skylink Service. Packed lunch. Grid Ref. SK 571 398 (Nott’ham) Postcode NG1 6DA Distance 6 miles (31⁄2 hours) Bus times can change – please check with leader nearer the date. Contact Tel. 0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 135

Greasley Footpath Walk No.4

Greasley Footpath

This evening Ann Whyte of Beauvale Priory joins us as a joint leader to lead a walk in the woods and farm lanes towards Annesley and back. Meet Ann and Jeff Catherines at Beauvale Priory, New Road, Moorgreen. Grid Ref. SK 493 490 Post Code NG16 2AA Distance 5.5 Miles Contact Tel. 01773 710759

Cropwell Bishop – Cropwell Butler

Cropwell Bishop Canal Path

Along the canal path and across fields via Cropwell Bishop to Cropwell Butler and back. Meet Sue (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) at Grantham Canal car park at Berry Hill, Cropwell Bishop, off old A46. Grid Ref. SK 672 368 Postcode NG12 3AQ Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. No. 01949 729 565 For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk or email vbramblers@gmail.com

Evening Walk No.8 Silverhill & Hardwick Hall

Silverhill Nottingham

Silverhill (highest point in Notts) to Stanley, Hardwick Inn, Lady Spencer’s Wood, Norwood Lodge, Peartree Lane, Teversal, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at the Carnarvon Inn, Fackley Rd, Fackley, nr Teversal. Grid Ref: SK475 614 Post Code: NG17 3JA Distance: 6.9 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Worksop Waterways

Chesterfield Canal bridge

Our walk takes in the Chesterfield Canal, Sandhill Lake and the River Ryton. Returning to the Library we walk past The Priory and through Memorial Avenue Gardens. Stop for a drink with us afterwards at the Liquorice Gardens. Meet Diana (Worksop Ramblers) in the car park behind Worksop Library on Memorial Avenue. Grid Ref. SK 588 789 Postcode S80 2BP Distance 3.5 Miles Contact Tel. 01909 720812 or 07909 692685 We have no-one trained in first-aid. www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Gedling House Woods Bat walk

Pipistrelle bat on fingers

A walk in these woods with bat detectors to hear what bat species we can find. Meet Tony Morris at the main gate to Gedling House woods. Wellies, torches and water- proofs advised. Wheelchair users– please contact in advance. Bat detectors on loan—training given. No admission charge but donations requested. Contact: Tony Morris on 07796 514135 or email: anthony.morris33@hotmail.com

Radcliffe on Trent / Grantham Canal Walk

Cocked Hat Plantation

A52, Cocked Hat Plantation, Grantham Canal, Bassingfield, Skylarks Nature Reserve,Holme Pierrepont, to return. Possible lunch option here. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at St Mary’s Church Main Street , Radcliffe on Trent (park carefully in the village) Grid Ref: SK645393 Post Code: NG12 2FD Distance: 5.9 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Country Lanes around West Markham

West Markham

From East Markham to the A1, West Markham, All Saints Church (Grade 1 listed), path towards Bevercotes, Leys Lane, Back Lane, Bevercotes Road, Tuxford Windmill, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Church of St John the Baptist, Church Street East Markham. Park carefully in the village. Grid Ref: SK743 727 Post Code: NG22 0SA, Distance: 5.9 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.4

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer leader at the White Lion PH, Hall Lane, Brinsley. Grid Ref. SK 459 489 Distance 4 and a half miles or 2 and a half hours Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The 4th 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 5 minutes earlier 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. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/ coffee and biscuits. Please book by emailing info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 9602282, and leaving name and telephone number. Website staa-allotments.org.uk

Evening Walk No.9 Southwell & Westhorpe

Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster, Stubbins Farm, Halloughton Wood Gorse, Radley House Farm, Westhorpe, paths through Southwell to return to Church Street. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at main car park Church Street, Southwell. Grid Ref: SK702 539 Post Code: NG25 0HW Distance: 6.7 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Gedling House Woods Bat walk

Pipistrelle bat on fingers

A walk in these woods with bat detectors to hear what bat species we can find. Meet Tony Morris at the main gate to Gedling House woods. Wellies, torches and water- proofs advised. Wheelchair users– please contact in advance. Bat detectors on loan—training given. No admission charge but donations requested. Contact: Tony Morris on 07796 514135 or email: anthony.morris33@hotmail.com

Greasley Footpaths Walk No.5

Greasley Footpaths

We walk paths to the underpass under the A610 to reach lanes and paths in the Erewash valley. Returning via Shipley Gate and Hall Lane. Meet Jeff Catherines at the Hayloft PH, Giltbrook (car park at rear). Grid Ref. SK 482 458 Post Code NG16 2GB Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

Evening Walk No 10 Edwalton and Sharp Hill

Church Of Holy Rood Edwalton

Along Boundary Road to Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, past the Church of Holy Rood, Edwalton Golf Course, Notcutts Garden Centre, A52, path to Ruddington, Sharp Hill and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Wilford Hill Cemetery car park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford. Grid Ref: SK579 354 Post Code: NG2 7FF Distance: 5.8 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Gedling Country Park

Hairstreak Butterfly

Many interesting subjects again. Large number of butterflies and dragonflies–emperors (the largest) should be exciting. Best month of the year for most wildlife. Wild strawberries. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.5

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer leader at Brinsley Headstocks Car Park, Mansfield Road. Grid Ref. SK 465 486 Distance 3 and a half miles or 2 hours Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

Clifton Tram Trek

Gotham Hill

A linear walk after the NET Tram to Clifton South. Then to Barton Moor, Gotham Hill, West Leake Hills, edge of West Leake, Fox Hill then Rushcliffe Halt, to catch the No.1 bus back to Nottingham. Meet Paul Wagstaff (Nottingham Ramblers) at the lions, Council House Steps, Nottingham at 10.00 am for the 10.15 am Tram Service to Clifton. Grid Ref. SK 574 399 (Nott’ham) Postcode NG1 2DT Distance 7 and a quarter miles (3 and a half hours). Contact Tel. 0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 135

Scarcliffe & Poulter Country Park

Poulter Park

Roseland Wood, Langwith Wood and Upper Langwith. Follow cycle/ walk route to Poulter Country Park, Upper Langwith and Cross Hills to return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Horse & Groom PH, Rotherham Road, Scarcliffe. Post Code: S44 6ST Grid Ref: SK490 687 Distance: 6 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Wysall

Wysall Church

An amble in the Nottinghamshire Wolds SE of the village, returning through the deserted village of Thorpe in the Glebe. Meet Rab (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) at Wysall Church. Grid Ref. SK 605 271. Postcode NG12 5QS Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 0115 9825 600 For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk or email vbramblers@gmail.com

Greasley Footpaths Walk No.6

Greasley Footpath

From Greasley Church on field paths behind the church to the Gilt Brook to the road. We then follow the road up Gilt Hill on to the site of former windmills. Returning via Reckoning House Farm and field paths. Meet Jeff Catherines at Greasley Church, parking in layby in front of the church on the B600 between Watnall and Moorgreen. Grid Ref. SK 490 472 Post Code NG16 2AB Distance 4 Miles Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

Thieves Wood

Thieves Wood

Through Thieves’ Wood, across the A60 to Portland College and Harlow Wood using part of the Robin Hood Way. We continue to Friar Tuck’s Well before heading north on field paths and tracks towards Mansfield, finally working our way back towards Thieves’ Wood. Meet Alan Wilson (Notts Footpaths Preservation Society) at the car park and picnic area on B6139, 300m NW of its junction with B6020 (just north of Newstead Abbey on the A60). Grid Ref. SK 541 558 Post Code NG25 0ET. Distance 7 miles Contact Tel. 07989 627 942

Flora at Quarry Holes, Cinderhill

Quarry Holes Nature Reserve

A two-hour walk around this nature reserve – two hectares of mixed grassland and woodland. Over 80 species of flowering plants have been recorded here, whilst bird species include willow tit, wren, greenfinch and song thrush. No booking required. Unsuitable for wheelchairs or those with limited movement. Meet at the Tilbury Rise entrance NG8 6EP. Contact Lucy Kennedy at: nwtcitylocalgroup@gmail.com

Evening Walk No 12 Micklebarrow Hill

Micklebarrow Hill

Out of Upton to reach the A617, then climb Gorse Hill, Cheveral Wood, Averham Park, Micklebarrow Hill, downhill to return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Cross Keys P.H Upton, near Southwell (we may have to park in the village). Grid Ref: SK735 542 Post Code: NG23 5SY Distance: 5.2 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Notts Wolds Walk

Grantham Canal

Granthan Canal, Vimy Ridge Farm, Jerico Farm,Stanton on the Wolds, Stanton Lodge Farm, Widmerpool, A46, return. Possible lunch option here. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Neville Arms Kinoulton (park carefully in the village) Grid Ref: SK681309 Post Code: NG12 3EH Distance: 6.1 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Laxton open Fields & Castle

Laxton Churchyard

East Park Wood, Breck Cottage, Moorhouse, South Field, Saywood, Mill Field, Laxton Manorial Earthworks & Laxton Castle, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Dovecote Inn Visitor’s Centre, Cross Hill, Laxton. Grid Ref: SK 723671 Post Code: NG22 0SX Distance: 5.0 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.6

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before the event. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer leader at the White Lion PH, Hall Lane, Brinsley. Grid Ref. SK 459 489 Distance 4 miles or 2 and a half hours Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

Maplebeck & Mansey Common

Church of St. Radegund, Maplebeck

Out of Maplebeck to Orchard Wood Farm, Dilliner Wood, Mansey Common, National Grid centre, Parkhill Plantation, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at The Beehive PH. (smallest pub in Notts) The Hollows, Maplebeck. (Please park very carefully in the village) Grid Ref: SK710 607 Post Code: NG23 6AB Distance: 6.7 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Gedling House Woods Bat walk

Daubenton’s Bat

A walk in these woods with bat detectors to hear what bat species we can find. Meet Tony Morris at the main gate to Gedling House woods. Wellies, torches and waterproofs advised. Wheelchair users– please contact in advance. Bat detectors on loan—training given. No admission charge but donations requested. No dogs please. Contact: Tony Morris 07796 514 135 or email: anthony.morris33@hotmail.com

Green’s Mill Bat and Moth Watch

Green’s Windmill

An evening stroll to locate and identify bats and moths around this famous landmark. Experts will be on hand to identify them. Bring torches. All welcome, but booking essential. Meet at Green’s Windmill, Windmill Lane, Nottingham NG2 4QB Contact Martin Willis 07970 178618 or email: nwtcitygroup@gmail.com Those with limited mobility and wheelchair users, please contact us first.

Greasley Footpaths Walks No.7

Greasley Footpath

From Greasley Church follow field paths to Moorgreen and Dicks Lane for a circuit of Colliers Wood Country Park. Returning via a former mineral railway line and field paths to the church. Meet Jeff Catherines at Greasley Church, parking in layby in front of the church on the B600 between Watnall and Moorgreen. Grid Ref. SK 490 472 Post Code NG16 2AB Distance 3.5 Miles Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The 5th 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 5 minutes earlier 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. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Please book by emailing info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 9602282, and leaving your name and contact telephone number. Website staa-allotments.org.uk

Evening Walk No.14 Bagthorpe Circular

Cromford Canal Warehouse

Through Bagthorpe, to take footpath along Bagthorpe Brook to Westwood, Cromford Canal, Erewash Nature Reserve, Westwood Farm, Underwood Hill, Underwood Green, Bagthorpe. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Dixie’s PH, Lower Bagthorpe (park in field behind Dixie’s). Grid Ref: SK473 516 Post Code: NG16 5HF Distance: 5.9 miles Contact: 07719 827 7808

Gedling Country Park Dragonfly heaven

Southern and Migrant Hawker Dragonflies, Common and Red Darters, Common, Azure and Emerald Damselflies, Black-tailed Skimmers and Broadbodied Chasers – many more. Kingfisher could be seen this month. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park . Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. Post code: NG4 4PE Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.7

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer leader at the Durham Ox PH, High Street, Brinsley. Grid Ref. SK 460 503 Distance 3.5 miles or 2 hours Contact Tel. No. 01773 531 251

Evening Walk No. 15 Erewash Valley

Erewash Valley

Castle Hill, Springfield Cottage, Meadow Farm, River Erewash, Langton Hill, The Cliff, Franderground Farm, Boar Hill, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Duke of Wellington PH, Church St. Castle Hill, Kirby in Ashfield. Grid Ref: SK490 559 Post Code NG17 8LA Distance: 5.5 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Greasley Footpaths Walk No.8

Greasley Footpath

This last walk in the series starts on field paths to Willy Wood and Coney Grey Farms, returning via Winter Closes, Broad Lane and Church Walk. Jeff Catherines at The White Lion PH, Brinsley. Grid Ref. SK 459 489 Post Code NG16 5AH Distance 3.5 Miles Contact Tel. 01773 710 759

Evening Walk No. 16 Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Waterfall

Down Linby Trail to Station Ave Newstead, Upper Lake, Newstead Abbey, South Lodge Newstead, Papplewick Hall, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at the Horse & Groom PH, Main Street Linby. Grid Ref: SK535 510 Post Code: NG15 8AE Distance: 6 Miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Sherwood Forest Walk

River Maun

Major Oak, Budby South Forest, Centre Tree, Archway House, River Maun, Edwinstowe, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre. Possible lunch option here. Grid Ref: SK624 672 Post Code: NG21 9HN Distance: 6 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Linear Walk from Toton to Phoenix Park (Cinderhill) using the Nottingham Tram System

Following last year’s success we continue the theme by walking from Toton Lane to Phoenix Park (Cinderhill) linking two Nottingham Tram Routes. First to Burnt Hill then Bramcote, Moor Lane, Shaw’s Plantation, Strelley, Broxtowe Country Park, Pheonix Park (Cinderhill) Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at 12.15 pm at Nottingham Midland Station opposite Nottingham City Council Offices (Loxley House), Station Street, Nottingham (steps to Trams) We aim to start walking from the Toton Tram station at 1.00 pm Grid Ref: SK 574 392 Post Code: NG2 3NJ Distance: 8 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Brinsley Footpath Walk No.8

Brinsley Footpath

The annual check on paths and furniture within the parish. Please wear suitable clothing and carry a drink. All walks are undertaken at your own risk although assessments of routes are made before. Avoid public transport, no late buses for your return journey. Meet the appointed volunteer leader at the White House PH, Hall Lane, Brinsley Grid Ref. SK 459 489 Distance 2 miles or 1 and a half hours Contact Tel. 01773 531 251

Evening Walk No. 17 Wollaton Hall

Red Deer

Down Russell Drive to Harrow Road, then into Wollaton Park for the Hall, on to University Park via the Lake. Across Derby Road into University Park, on to the Lake, returning via Limetree Avenue and Wollaton Road Lodge. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Wheelhouse PH, Russell Drive, Wollaton. Grid Ref: SK 531 400 Post Code: NG8 2BH Distance: 6 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Sherwood Forest In Search of Robin Hood

Major Oak Group

First a visit to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak, then cross the Birklands forest and heathland to the Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest from Nottingham to Worksop. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage, bought in 1884. Nearby stood the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. It was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. St. Edwin’s Cross, erected by the Duke of Portland in 1912, marks the site of a former chapel in part of what used to be the Royal Deer Park and what is now known as King John’s Palace, some 3 miles away at Old Clipston. Return from here. Meet Chris Thompson, Robin Hood Way Association, at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Post code: NG21 9RN Distance 6.3 miles (3 hours) Contact 01623 677 329 Pre-booking essential on www.visitsherwood.co.uk

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

St. Anns Allotment

The 6th 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 5 minutes earlier 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. Donation request £5 per person includes tea / coffee and biscuits. Please book by emailing info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 9602282, and leaving your name and contact tel. number. Website staa-allotments.org.uk

Gedling Country Park

Kingfisher

Heron and Kingfisher could be seen this month, with the last of the insects. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. No dogs please. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Sherwood Forest In Search of Robin Hood

The Major Oak

First a visit to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak, then cross the Birklands forest and heathland to the Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest from Nottingham to Worksop. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage, bought in 1884. Nearby stood the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. It was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. St. Edwin’s Cross, erected by the Duke of Portland in 1912, marks the site of a former chapel in part of what used to be the Royal Deer Park and what is now known as King John’s Palace, some 3 miles away at Old Clipston. Return from here. Meet Chris Thompson, Robin Hood Way Association, at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Post code: NG21 9RN Distance 6.3 miles (3 hours) Contact 01623 677 329 Pre-booking essential on www.visitsherwood.co.uk/

Historic Southwell

Southwell Minster

This leisurely flat walk from Southwell Leisure Centre includes views of historic Southwell Minster, The Burgage, site of a medieval village, the Workhouse, the meandering River Greet, Maythorne, an old silk mill hamlet, Norwood Park and Brackenhurst College. Bring a packed lunch and refreshments. Meet Dave Johnson (Southwell Ramblers) at the Southwell Leisure Centre Long Stay car park, right of the main entrance to the Leisure Centre building. (Turn right just after the 30 mph sign travelling north on the A612) Bus from Nottingham to Southwell ‘Pathfinder 100’ stops at the Leisure Centre. Grid Ref. SK 698 532 Post Code NG25 0LG Distance 7 Miles Contact Tel. 01636 814 277

Pleasley Pit & Trails

Pleasley Lagoons

Pleasley Lagoons, Longhedge Lane. Rowthorne, Rowthorne Trail, Norwood Lodge, Teversal Trail, return. Possible lunch. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Pleasley Pit car cark, Pit Lane Pleasley, Grid Ref: SK594 641 Post Code: NG19 7PH Distance: 6.2 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Belvoir Castle

Brewer’s Grave Gateway

Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Brewer’s Grave, Sewster Lane, Former Rail Way, Grantham Canal, Hang Cottages, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at St James Church, Village Street, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir. (Please park carefully in the village) Grid Ref: SK837 339 Post Code: NG32 1LX Distance: 6.7 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

St.Anns Allotment

The last 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 5 minutes earlier 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. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/ coffee and biscuits. Please book by emailing info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 9602282, and leaving name and telephone number. Website staa-allotments.org.uk

Bothamsall and Conjure Alders

Conjure Alders Bridge

Crossing the rivers Maun and Meden, this pretty walk follows farm and woodland tracks taking in the view of the Maun Valley. For those who wish to walk slightly further, there is an optional detour to visit Robin Hood’s Cave. Meet Keith and Janet (Worksop Ramblers) at Haughton Corner car park. Grid Ref. SK 681 728 Postcode DN22 8DY Distance 7 Miles Contact Tel. 01909 509729 or 07794 243935 We have no-one trained in first-aid. www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Gedling Country Park

Common Snipe

Autumn colours and the winter bird arrivals. Dragonflies still flying. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. No dogs please. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

East Markham Apple Festival

A varied and interesting circular walk taking in Tuxford, West Markham, Milton and the Mausoleum, on to East Markham and a visit to the Annual Apple Festival, before returning to Tuxford Meet Steve Bramley (Mansfield & Sherwood Ramblers) at public car park, near The Sun Inn, Newark Road, Tuxford Grid Ref: SK 736 708 Postcode: NG22 0LN Distance: 9 miles Contact Tel: 07974 510 554

Hardwick Hall & Park

Duck Decoy Pond

Hardwick Park linking Duck Decoy Pond, Great Pond, Millers Pond, The Grange, Ault Hucknall, Rowthorne Trail, Norwood Lodge, Lady Spencer Wood, return. Possible lunch option here Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Hardwick Inn, Hardwick Park, nr Stanley. Grid Ref: SK 459 633 Post Code: S44 5QJ Distance:  6.2 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Kirkby Dumbles

Titchfield Park

Castle Hill, River Erewash, Pinxton, Kirkby Dumbles, Doles Lane, Boar Hill, Titchfield Park, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Duke of Wellington PH, Church Street, Kirkby. Grid Ref: SK 490 559 Post Code: NG17 8LA Distance: 6.3 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Gedling Country Park

Stoat

If still warm, possibly common darters and migrant hawkers. Many unusual fungi in the woods. Squirrels hoarding nuts. Maybe a rare view of a stoat? Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. No dogs please. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Sherwood Forest In Search of Robin Hood

Major Oak Group

First a visit to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak, then cross the Birklands forest and heathland to the Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest from Nottingham to Worksop. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage, bought in 1884. Nearby stood the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. It was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. St. Edwin’s Cross, erected by the Duke of Portland in 1912, marks the site of a former chapel in part of what used to be the Royal Deer Park and what is now known as King John’s Palace, some 3 miles away at Old Clipston. Return from here. Meet Chris Thompson, Robin Hood Way Association, at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. Post code: NG21 9RN Distance 6.3 miles (3 hours) Contact 01623 677 329 Pre-booking essential on www.visitsherwood.co.uk/

Southwell Circular

Norwood Park

Normanton, Corkhill Lane, Maythorne, Norwood Park, Westhorpe, War Memorial Rec. Grd, Southwell Minster, Burgage, return. Possible lunch option here. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Southwell Trail CP Station Road, Southwell, next to Final Whistle PH. Grid Ref; SK706 714 Post Code NG25 0ET Distance: 6.1 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Dukes Walk Clumber Park

Limetree Ave Clumber Park

Limetree Avenue, Calloughton Wood, Manton Lodge, King Charles’s Breck,Heron Hill Wood, Hardwick Wood, Clumber Lake, Hardwick Village, School House, Appleyhead House, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at car park on A614 opposite Limetree Avenue Clumber Park. Grid Ref: SK 646 774 Post Code: S80 3N Distance: 6.8 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

University Park & Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Park Lake

University Lake, Lord Trent’s Bust, Lenton House former home of Lord Trent, Lenton Abbey, Wollaton Hall Lake, Wollaton Hall, Lime Tree Avenue, return. Possible lunch option here. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at University Park (park at Lakeside Pavilion car park) NET Tram stops at site Grid Ref: SK546383 Post Code: NG7 2RD Distance: 5 Miles Contact: 07719 827 808

Gedling Country Park

Redwing

Redwing and fieldfare bird arrivals (leaving the EU!) Gulls on the ponds. Look for deer hoof prints. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. No dogs please. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00

Shipley Park former tram route from Erewash Valley

Shipley Lake

Nottingham Canal,(Shipley Gate), Cotmanhay Wood, Shipley Common, Shipley Lake, Shipley Hill, Shipley Hall, Derby Lodge, Cinderhill Coppice, a former railway, Shipley, former tram route, MFN PH, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Nottingham Canal car park (Shipley Gate). Access from Eastwood down Church Street, over A610, turn left and drive on country lane to Shipley Gate car park by Nottingham Canal. Grid Ref: SK461453 Post Code: NG16 3JE Distance 6 Miles Contact: 07719 827 808