Bennerley Viaduct & Erewash Valley Erewash Canal

Erewash Canal

Rescheduled walk from June 24th –
note start time is still 11am

Great Northern PH,Nottingham Canal, Shipley Gate, Bennerley Viaduct, Erewash Canal return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Great Northern PH Derby Road Langley Mill.
Grid Ref. SK 475 470
Post Code NG16 4AA
Distance 7.1 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.10 – Hickling Standard

Hickling Canal

Hickling, Hickling Basin, Hickling Standard, Melton Road A606, Field Farm, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Hickling Basin, Hickling.
Grid Ref. SK 690 294
Post Code LE14 3AH
Distance 5.8 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Farndon

Farndon Marina

Visit St Peters Church, Willow Holt, a remaining survivor of working willow holts, once a feature of many Trent-side villages, Farndon Marina, views of New Staythorpe Power Station and Weir, then Farndon Windmill. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at the Rose & Crown PH, Main Street, Farndon. Take the opportunity of a meal after the walk.
Grid Ref. SK769 507
Post Code NG24 3SA
Distance 4.5 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.11 – Erewash Valley

Kirkby Dumble

Castle Hill, River Erewash, Portland Park, Kirby Dumble, Boar Hill, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Duke of Wellington PH, Church Street, Kirkby in Ashfield.
Grid Ref. SK 490 559
Post Code NG17 8QG
Distance 5.5 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Pastor Hugh Broomhead – A Pilgrim Separatist

St Helen’s Church South Wheatley

Follow in the footsteps of Pastor Hugh Broomhead, a former curate of St Peters and St Pauls Church North Wheatley, visit St Helen’s Church, South Wheatley, Muspit Lane, Blue Stocking Lane, Howbeck Lane, St John’s The Baptist Church Clarborough, Lover’s Lane, Hangingside Lane, Goit Lane, to return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Sun Inn (Closed) North Wheatley, off Low Road. Park in car park.
Grid Ref. SK 756 859
Post Code DN22 9DS
Distance 6.5 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No 12 – Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Country Park Track

Miners Track, Gaunt’s Hill, Alexandra Lodge, Mill Lakes, Goosedale Farm, Violet Hill, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Bestwood Lodge Drive car park, just past the Old Lodge.
Grid Ref. SK572 462
Post Code NG5 8NE
Distance 6.1miles
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 off A453 in village near the A453 viaduct.
Grid Ref. SK 496 289
Post Code NG11 0EA
Distance 6.0 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

Major Oak

Visit St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe site where Robin Hood married Maid Marian, then to Robin’s famous hiding place, the Major Oak. Cross Birkland’s Forest and heathland to Centre Tree, at the middle of the old forest. Through the Plantation to Blackpool, the former site of 6th Duke of Portland’s Russian Cottage. Nearby stood the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws hung venison after stealing it from the King. The tree was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. See St Edwin’s 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 Clipstone. Return to Sherwood Visitor Centre. Meet Chris Thompson (Robin Hood Way Flexi Group) at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Edwinstowe (Porch Entrance)
Grid Ref. SK 626 668
Post Code NG21 9QA
Distance 6.5 miles (3 hours)
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808