May

In search of Friar Tuck

Fountain Dale Visit the home of Friar Tuck, the jovial friar, one of Robin Hood’s Merry Men, mostly depicted as a fat, bald, jovial monk with a love of food and drink. We visit his holy well in Fountains Dale, believed to be the location of Robin and Friar Tuck’s first meeting. Friar Tuck was…

A Woodland Wander

Blidworth Woods A pleasant walk round Blidworth Woods on good paths which may be a little muddy after rain. No stiles but a few ascents and descents. There may be an opportunity to buy coffee at the coffee break. Meet Angela (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at the Fox & Hounds, Blidworth Lane, Blidworth Bottoms. Grid Ref .…

Historic Newark

Newark Market Place A leisurely evening walk in Newark looking at various historic sites in Newark including the lock gates, castle, timber framed buildings and Newark market place. Please bring a drink, especially if it is a warm evening. Meet Dave Johnson (Southwell Ramblers) at the car park opposite Newark Castle. Grid Ref. SK 794…

A Woodland Wander

Blidworth Woods A pleasant walk round Blidworth Woods on good paths which may be a little muddy. No stiles but a few ascents and descents. May be buy coffee at the coffee break. Meet Angela (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at the Fox & Hounds, Blidworth Lane, Blidworth Bottoms. Grid Ref.SK589 547 Post Code NG21 0NW. Distance 5…

Dawn Chorus

Chiffchaff We’ll try to beat last year’s count of 41 birds. Most incoming mi- grants should be here. Green hair- streak and dingy skipper butterflies. Possibly a ring ouzel passing through. Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code: NG4 4PE. Wildlife presented by Mark…