Evening Walk No.1 Burnstump Park

Burntstump

Through Watchwood Plantation, Polish War Memorial, and return through forest paths. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Burnstump Inn car park, Burntstump Hill, Arnold. Grid Ref. SK 577 508 Post Code NG5 8PG Distance 5 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.2 Nuthall / Kimberley

Robin Hood Way

Into Kimberley, then the Robin Hood Way path to arrive at a lofty position over the River Giltbrook valley, following the river to Reckoning House Farm, then descending to Watnall, returning via New Farm. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Three Ponds Inn, Kimberley Road, Nuthall. Grid Ref. SK 515 445 Post Code NG16 1DA Distance 5.3 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.3 Brierley Forest Park

Brierley Forest Park

Around Brierley FP, Stubbinhill Farm, Silverhill Trail, Herrod’s Hill, Huthwaite, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Brierley Forest Park, Skegby Road, off Sutton Road, Huthwaite. Grid Ref. SK 473 596 Post Code NG17 2PL Distance 5.8 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Old Ollerton to Rufford

Rufford Country Park

A field edge path and a small lane takes us to Rufford Hills Farm and a pleasant path around the edge of it. Dog walkers need to be aware that this path takes us across the edge of a field with cattle. We may enjoy evening birdsong in Rufford Country Park as we walk around the lake. We return to Old Ollerton across field tracks past Ollerton Hills and Tip Top Wood back to the pub where you are welcome to join us for a drink. Meet Diana (Worksop Ramblers) in the car park of The Ollerton House on Wellow Road. Post Code N22 9AP Distance 4.5 miles Contact Tel. 01909 720812 or 07909 692685

Potwell Dyke Grasslands

Potwell Dyke

Within easy walking distance of Southwell Minster, these grass- lands have been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), with around 200 species of flora identified. Potwell Dyke Action Group volunteer guides will take you for an informative and leisurely stroll through this special haven of rare natural beauty—about 1.1/2 hours. Meet at the Memorial Drive car park (adjacent to the Scout Hut). Grid Ref. SK 703 535. Easy, level walking, but some rabbit holes, so care needed. A small donation (£2) would be welcomed. Contact Ros Johnson on 01636 816 235 or email for more information: ros.johnson6@gmail.com

Evening Walk No. 4 Radcliffe on Trent

Grantham Canal

Along Main Road, Holme Lane, bridge over A52, Cotgrave CP, Grantham Canal, Skylarks CP, Adbolton Hall, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Manvers Arms, 50 Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent. Park in car park opposite Shelford Road. Grid Ref. SK 646 392 Post Code NG12 2AA Distance 6.2 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Upton Near Newark

Micklebarrow Hill

A short evening walk over Micklebarrow Hill to Averham Park, returning through Cheveral Wood. Meet Elaine (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) outside The Cross Keys, Main Street, Upton. Grid Ref. SK 735543 Post Code NG23 5SY Distance 4.7 miles Contact Tel. 01949 836042 For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk

Dilliner Wood / Mansey Common

Dilliner Wood

To Orchard Wood Farm, Dilliner Wood, Mansey Common, National Grid Training Centre and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at The Beehive PH (smallest pub in Notts) The Hollows, Maplebeck. Please park carefully in village. Grid Ref. SK710 607 Post Code NG23 6AB Distance 6.7 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Duke of Portland Walk

St. Winifred’s Holbeck

Cuckney Church, (Motte & Bailey) Infield Lane, High Holbeck, St. Winifred’s Church (burial place of Dukes of Portland and their families) Robin Hood Way to Norton Lodge and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Greendale Oak PH, Budby Road, Cuckney. Grid Ref. SK567 713 Post Code NG20 9NQ Distance 5.9 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Nottingham Rivers and a Canal

Beeston Canal

An evening urban walk along the Rivers Trent and Leen, then the Nottingham and Beeston Canal. Meet Elaine (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) on Riverside, next to Trent Bridge. Grid Ref. SK 581 383 Post Code NG2 2GS Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel. 01949 836042 For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk

Evening Walk No. 7 Edwalton & Sharp Hill Wood

Holy Rood Church

To Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, past the Church of Holy Rood, Edwalton Golf Course, Nottcutts Garden Centre, A52, path to Ruddington, Sharp Hill and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Wilford Hill Cemetery car park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford. Grid Ref. SK579 354 Post Code NG2 7FF Distance 5.8 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No. 9 – Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey Gardens

Linby, Papplewick Church, Papplewick, Robin Hood Stables, South Lodge, Newstead Abbey, Freckland Wood, Linby Trail and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Horse & Groom PH, Main Street, Linby. Grid Ref. SK535 510 Post Code NG15 8AE Distance 6.1 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No. 10 – Hickling Standard

Hickling Canal Basin

Hickling Basin, Hickling Standard, Melton Road A606, Field Farm, return to Hickling. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Hickling Basin, Hickling. Grid Ref. SK690 294 Post Code LE14 3AH Distance 5.8 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Stoke Bardolph / Netherfield

Netherfield Lagoons

A leisurely stroll across fields, by  the wildlife lagoons at Netherfield, then back by the River Trent.  Meet Sue (Vale of Belvoir Ramblers) on the riverside, opposite the Ferry Boat Inn, Stoke Bardolph. Grid Ref. SK 647420 Post Code NG14 5HX Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel.  01949 729565For possible late changes, see the Vale of Belvoir Ramblers website at www.vbramblers.co.uk

Erewash Valley

Erewash Valley

Castle Hill, River Erewash, Portland Park, Kirkby Dumble, Boar Hill and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Duke of Wellington PH, Church St. Kirkby in Ashfield. Grid Ref. SK490 559 Post Code  NG17 8QG Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No. 12 – Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Country Park

Alexandra Lodge, Mill Lakes,  Goosedale Farm, Violet Hill. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Bestwood Lodge. Bestwood Lodge Drive, Arnold, from Queens Bowers Road. Use car park by Bestwood Lodge. Grid Ref. SK571 465 Post Code  NG5 8PD Distance 5.8 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.13 – River Soar

River Soar

Ratcliffe on Soar, Kingston on Soar, Kegworth, River Soar, Bridge Farm, Ratcliffe Lock, Redhill Lock and return.
Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Ratcliffe on Soar in the village near the church. Grid Ref.  SK496 289 Post Code  NG11 0EA Distance  6.0 miles Contact Tel.  07719 827 80 

Worksop Heritage & Ghost

Worksop Memorial

Join us on a trip down memory lane and perhaps meet someone from the distant past! Meet Janet and Keith (Worksop Ramblers) in the car park behind Worksop Library on Memorial Avenue. Post Code  S80 2BP Distance  3 miles Contact Tel. 01909 509729 or 07794 243935 www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Evening Walk No.14 – Bagthorpe/Sleepy Hole

Pinxton Wharf

Bagthorpe, Inkerman, Sleepy Hole, Pinxton Wharf, Selston Green, Shepherd’s Rest, return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Dixie’s Inn, Bagthorpe. Park at rear of PH. Grid Ref. SK473 516 Post Code NG16 5HF Distance 5.9 miles Contact Tel.  07719 827 80

Evening Walk No.15 – Farnsfield

Southwell Trail

Parfitt Drive, Southwell Trail, Edingley, Little Lane, Little Turncroft Farm, Meadow Farm and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Parfitt Drive, off Southwell Road, Farnsfield. Grid Ref. SK653 564 Post Code  NG22 8FA Distance 6.3 miles Contact Tel.  07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.16 – Highfields Lake/Wollaton Park

Highfields Lake

Lakeside Theatre, Highfield Lake, Millennium Garden, The Downs, Derby Road A52, Wollaton Park Lake, Limetree Avenue, University Campus and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at car park Lakeside Theatre, off University Boulevard Nottingham University South site. Grid Ref. SK 548 382 Post Code NG7 2RD Distance 5.4 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.17 – Epperstone

nr Hagg Farm

Eastwood Farm, Haggs Farm, Car Holt Farm, Lowdham Church, return to Epperstone. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Cross Keys PH, Main Street, Epperstone. Grid Ref. SK 653 484 Post Code NG14 6AD Distance 5.1 miles Contact Tel.  07719 827 80