Gunthorpe, Hoveringham and Caythorpe

Gunthorpe Lock

An attractive walk across the fields to Caythorpe and Hoveringham Mill and back along the Trent Valley Way to Gunthorpe. Meet Marion (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) at Gunthorpe Lock car park. Grid Ref. SK 687 438 Post Code NF14 7FB Distance 5.5 Miles Contact Tel. 0115 9332685 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 Cuckney Haywood

Nether Langwith

A walk through the ancient woodland south of Nether Langwith. 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

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

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre Cuckney and Welbeck Estate

River Poulter

Along the River Poulter to Cuckney for a lunch break (cafe or pub available) continuing along the Robin Hood Way through to Holbeck village. 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. 01623 743 087

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) No booking required. Contact 07719 827 808

Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Gorse River, Idle Valley

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 North Road, Retford. DN22 8RQ

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

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre The Owl and Poulter Loop

River Poulter

Through Scarcliffe Park and returning along the River Poulter. 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. 01623 743 087

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