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

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre A Cotton Mill and Sheepwash

Nether Langwith Village Green

Walk to the 18th century mill then on to Nether Langwith village green. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087

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

Evening Walk No 11 Scarcliffe & Poulter Country Park

Poulter Country 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: SK 490 687 Distance: 6 miles Contact: 07719 827 808

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

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Upper Langwith Well Dressing

Upper Langwith

A visit to the well dressings in Upper Langwith; lunches available at the venue. 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 No. 01623 743 087

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

Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Join local bird enthusiasts for a bird walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. About two hours. Bring your binoculars and walking boots. Donation welcome. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245 or email idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre A Cotton Mill and Sheepwash

Nether Langwith

Walk to the 18th century mill then on to Nether Langwith village green. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 5 miles Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087

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