The vast majority of our walks are arranged and published by walking clubs, historical and wildlife preservation societies, plus statutory bodies like the parish councils and Forestry Commission.
Walking for Health
The ‘Walking for Health Initiative’ in Nottinghamshire is part of a move to improve the Nation’s health by walking.
There are many such groups, with trained and insured leaders who take parties out for a gentle 2 or 4 miles in their local area.
Although we mention many of these groups, it’s impossible to include all their walks. These are growing in number (especially with our health walks feature this year) – there may be one right up your street!
Help Support Us
This free publication relies only on grants and some income from advertising.
Any small contributions from walkers would be most gratefully received.
Please send a cheque (made out to Notts Guided Walks Partnership) to our Treasurer: email Alex for details.
Your help may ensure that our Programme appears again.
The Nottinghamshire Guided Walks Partnership is currently made up of:
Brian Cluff—former Chairman of Notts Footpaths Preservation Society, who designed our printed booklet, and also handles publicity. Our Chairman
Alex Staniforth—Long-time serving member of the Ramblers in Nottinghamshire. Our Treasurer
Tracy James—Theatre Manager, Nottingham Playhouse and former Eskrima World Champion (martial arts) now our Secretary
Chris Thompson — now Ramblers Area Tourism and Heritage Officer, promoter of the Robin Hood Way.
The Press and TV have been buzzing again with news of the Government’s further initiative to encourage more exercise. It’s the way to eat well and get fitter at the same time.
Have a look at this summary of recent research that makes it all quite clear…..
Get the Comprehensive Guide to the ROBIN HOOD WAY
Brand New 4th Edition Includes the complete 105 mile route now fully updated and revised, plus: ‘Mansfield’s Route to Sherwood Forest’ & 14 Circular Walks based on sections of the route, mapping, colour photos and other useful info. Price £10.95 plus p&p £2.45 To order your copy go to www.robinhoodway.com or telephone 0115 920 4066
If your club or organisation has benefited from appearing here, we’d like to know as it really helps us to obtain grants.
These grants make an enormous difference to our booklet circulation. More people now eagerly await its publication and enjoy the walks.
We are now being noticed!
May we also express our appreciation to Portland Print and Notts Area Ramblers for their help by advertising in our booklet. Thank you also to Nottinghamshire County Council for their web-site link, plus promotional, financial & distribution help.
The Partnership is very aware that we owe a huge debt to our walk leaders. A word of thanks at the end of your walk would be appreciated by every one, we know.
We’d like to mention Chris Thompson, our Chairman, who will have clocked up 44 walks by January next year. We’ve had large batches from Dave Evans of Whaley Thorns (26), with 41 wildlife walks from Notts Wildlife Trust and Sherwood Forest. We are grateful to all our contributors, but especially to these.
We are up to 154 walks this year in booklet and web-site, with even more Health Walks from this scheme. Please check our fresh-looking web-site for any extra walks that we could not include in this booklet before we had to go to print – www.nottsguidedwalks.co.uk
Our thanks to all you leaders. We hope you enjoyed leading and will do so again for us. This is really an excellent opportunity to gain new members for your group. Our research confirms again that more than 3 out of ten of the people who join these walks are new, as a result of our publicity. Chat to them, make them welcome—sign them up!
With a still larger Big Lottery grant, we’re again covering a much wider area of the County. If your club or organisation has benefited from appearing here, we’d like to know. It really helps us to obtain these grants.
Please E-mail Alex Staniforth whose email address appears on the front inside cover.