Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – Poulter Park

Poulter Park

Around Poulter Park with its views and sculptures. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available. Distance 4 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

 

Spring Bird Identification

Little Grebe

Improve your identification of spring birds using sight and sound. A walk around the Attenborough Reserve with one of our experts. Using the hides and different habitats, you’ll learn the skills you need to identify the birds of Attenborough using your eyes and ears. Meet the leader at the Nature Centre, Atten- borough. Cost 7.95. To book visit nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Winter at Gedling Country Park

Kestral Hovers

Migrant birds—redpoll, siskin, European blackbirds, redwing. If recent snow—footprints of roe or muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits, badgers and stoats.
Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor Centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. NG4 4PE. Sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Wrap up and bring a walking stick. Progress may be slow. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00. No dogs please.

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – Poulter Park

Poulter Country Park

Around Poulter Park with its views and sculptures. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available. Distance 4 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

 

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

Major Oak

Visit St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe site where Robin Hood married Maid Marian, then to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak. Cross Birklands forest and heathland to Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage, near the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. The tree was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. See the site of St Edwin’s 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 Clipstone. Return to Sherwood Visitor Centre. Meet Chris Thompson (Robin Hood Way Flexi Group) at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Edwinstowe (Porch Entrance). No booking required. Grid Ref. SK626 669 Post code NG21 9QA Distance 6.5 miles (3 hours) Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Former Home of Edward Prince of Wales

Lakeside Theatre

University Lake, Lord Trent’s Statue, Dr Stewart Adam Bridge, Beeston Canal, River Trent, Grove Farm, Clifton Bridge, Thane Road and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Lakeside Theatre café, off University Boulevard (A6005) Nottingham University South Entrance. Grid Ref. SK 547 383 Post Code NG7 2RD Distance 5.3 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Idle Valley Birds

Green Finch

Join local bird enthusiasts for a 2 hour walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please bring your binoculars and walking boots. Donation welcome. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245 or idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk

Wilwell Farm Cutting in Early Spring

Bullfinch

Come along to this walk with the South Notts Local Group. . Meet Gordon Dyne at the Reserve car park off Wilford Road. Nearest Post Code NG2 7UT Contact: Gordon Dyne at gordon.dyne@gmail.com. Buses 3,53 and 9 go near. Tram to Ruddington Lane.

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre- Bonbusk and Frithwood

Frithwood Farm Cottage

To the north of the village around Bonbusk and Frithwood Farms, returning via Poulter Park. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Tea and biscuits after walk. Distance 5 miles. Contact Tel. 01623 743 087