Winter Bird Identification

Wren

Improve your identification of winter birds using sight and sound. A walk around the Attenborough Re- serve with one of our experts. Using the hides and different habitats, you’ll learn the skills you need to identify the birds of Attenborough using your eyes and ears. Meet the leader at the Nature Centre, Attenborough. Cost £7.95. To book visit nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Winter at Gedling Country Park

Barn Owl

Migrant birds—redpoll, siskin, European blackbirds, redwing. If recent snow—footprints of roe or muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits, badgers and stoats.
Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor Centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. NG4 4PE. Sensible footwear as secondary paths can be muddy. Wrap up and bring a walking stick. Progress may be slow. Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Contact: Brian Cluff (0115) 9205110 Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00. No dogs please.

South Scarle Trail

This walk is set in farmland to the north east of Collingham. It passes through the attractive village of South Scarle before following part of the Trent Valley Way. The route uses field paths, tracks and minor roads. It can be muddy in wet weather. Meet Carol Wilkinson (Newark Ramblers) at the Medical Centre on Collingham High Street. Grid Ref. SK831 617 Post Code NG23 7NG Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel. 07816 080874

Creswell Crags and Sherwood Forest

Creswell Crags

First an opportunity to stroll around a circuit of Creswell Crags itself, a stunning gorge with evidence of occupation going back into pre-history, returning to the car park for a coffee break at 10.45 am. The walk will start along The Robin Hood Way, a linear walk on good, level tracks with extensive views. Through the grounds of Welbeck Abbey, farmland and forest, with a break for lunch. We return to Creswell by about 2.00pm in time to use the café (free entry) and a chance to tour the exhibition in the Centre (£3.00 adult, £2.00 conc). Bring a packed lunch. Meet Rachel and Charlie (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at Creswell Crags Visitor Centre car park. Car parking is £3.00 all day. Toilets are available Grid Ref. SK535 742.

SHELFORD AND RADCLIFFE

River Trent Shelford

Leisurely walk along pathways, grassy banks and tracks, partly by the river and with a coffee stop in the Memorial Gardens. There are no stiles. Meet Pat and Brenda (Rushcliffe Ramblers) at The Earl of Chesterfield Arms, Manor Lane, Shelford.   If you plan to stay for lunch or a drink, park in the pub car park, otherwise park carefully on Main Road or Church Street. Grid ref. SK664 425 Post code NG12 1EQ Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel. 07761 940969

Skylarks’ Birds

Bullfinch

Join the South Notts Local Group for a walk . Meet Neil Pinder at 9.30am in the Trust car park on Adbolton Lane. Bring your own binoculars. Contact: Neil Pinder 07981 928 402

Idle Valley Birds

Chiffchaff

Join local bird enthusiasts for a 2 hour walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please bring your binoculars and walking boots. Donation welcome. Contact: Rural Learning Centre 01777 858 245 or idlevalley@nottswt.co.uk

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – A Mystery Walk

St Lukes Church Whaley Thorns

Who knows where Dave is going today? He doesn’t … but there may be a prize for guessing. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre, the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Tea and biscuits after the walk. Take a packed lunch. Distance 7 miles. Contact Tel. 01623 743 987.