Attenborough Nature Reserve Spring Bird Identification Walk

Short Eared Owl

Improve your identification of spring birds, using sight and sound. Two hours. Cost £7. First of three identification walks. To book, visit www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/shop and click on the Wildlife Courses & Lectures category.

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

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Poulter Park

Poulter Park

A walk around Poulter Park with its views and sculptures. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available after walk. Distance 4 miles Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Woodpecker Walk

Join us for a morning stroll as we look for the three different types of woodpecker that can be seen in Sherwood Forest – green, greater- spotted and lesser-spotted. Pre- booking essential on www.visitsherwood.co.uk £7.50 (£6 RSPB member) Meet at the Visitor Centre Post code: NG21 9RN Contact 01623 677 329

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

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Poulter Park

Around Poulter Park with its views and sculptures. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns Herit- age Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available. Distance 4 miles Contact Tel No. 01623 743 087

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

Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Lesser Whitethroat

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

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

Rainworth Heath Reserve Bird Walk

Woodlark

Looking for woodlark, tree pipit, reed bunting and early plants. Meet at the reserve entrance on Rufford Colliery Lane, Rainworth, NG21 0HR. Dogs allowed on a lead. Free admission but booking essential. Contact 0115 958 8242 or email: hlavender@nottswt.co.uk

Beeston Wildlife Group

Poplar Hawk Moth

Free informal guided walk to explore the wildlife of Attenborough Nature Reserve with the Beeston Wildlife Group. All welcome. About three hours. Meet by the Information Board in the car park.
Contact: Nigel Slater 07870 486 908 or Martin Butler 07847 015 151 beestonwildlifegroup@hotmail.co.uk

Wollaton Park Wildlife Wander

Pochard

In partnership with the Friends of Wollaton Park we’ll explore some of the 500 acres of parkland with diverse habitats including grassland, wetland and woodland. About two hours. Meet at the top car park nearest the Hall & Stables.
Contact: Lucy Kennedy at nwtcitylocalgroup@gmail.com

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.

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Bonbusk and Frithwood

To the north of the village around Bonbusk and Frithwood Farms, returning via Poulter Park. 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 5 miles Contact Tel . 01623 743 087