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

Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Chaffinch

Join local bird enthusiasts for a walk around the Reserve—about two hours. Bring your binoculars and walking boots. Donation welcome. North Road, Retford. DN22 8RQ. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245 idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Mystery Walk

Nether Langwith

A circular route dependent upon weather and walking conditions, packed lunch advisable. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use the station car park. Tea and biscuits after the walk. Distance up to 7 miles. Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087