Evening Walk No.5 – Dilliner Wood/Mansey Common

Dillnear Wood

To Orchard Wood Farm, Dilliner Wood, Mansey Common, National Grid Training Centre, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at the The Beehive PH, (smallest pub in Notts) The Hollows, Maplebeck. Please Park carefully in village.
Grid Ref. SK 710 607
Post Code NG23 6AB
Distance 6.7 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Potwell Dyke Grasslands Southwell

Potwell Dyke Grasslands

Within easy walking of Southwell Minster, these grasslands have been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCO, with around 200 species of flora identified. Our volunteer guides will take you for an information and leisurely stroll through this very special haven of rare natural beauty. Meet at the Memorial car Park NG25 0GD (adjacent to the scout hut). Walks are free but a small donation (£2) would be welcomed.
Grid Ref. SK 702 535
Post Code NG25 0GD
Distance Sort distance around the site.
Contact Tel. 01636 816235 or ros.johnson@bmail.com

Evening Walk No. 6 – Duke of Portland Walk

Bestwood Country Park

Cuckney Church, (Motte & Bailey) Infield Lane, High Holbeck, St. Winfred’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. SK 567 713
Post Code NG20 9NQ
Distance 5.9 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Chesterfield Canal

Chesterfield Canal

St Luke’s Church, Shireoaks Hall, Netherfield Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Chesterfield Canal, Turnerwood and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at St. Luke’s Church, Shireoaks Row, Shireoaks. Park carefully in the village..
Grid Ref. SK 554 809
Post Code S81 0XS
Distance 6.7 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Claypole Shire Dyke River Witham Walk

River Witham at Barnby in the Willows

From Claypole Village Hall through Fernwood, Balderston, along Shire Dyke and River Witham to Barnaby in the Willows. Returning to Claypole through fields and pastures. A delightful summer walk along a pleasant river setting. Meet Joyce Pederson Newark Ramblers at Claypole Village Hall.
Grid Ref. SK 850 490
Post Code NG23 5BA
Distance 7.5 miles
Contact Tel. 07851 276 685

Evening Walk No.7 – Edwalton & Sharp Hill Wood

Church of the Holy Rood

Starting from Wilford Cemetery CP to Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, pass Church of Holy Rood, Edwalton Golf Course, Nottcutts Garden Centre, A52, path to Ruddington, Sharp Hill, 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

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

Sherwood Forest track

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. SK626 668
Post Code NG21 9QA
Distance 6.5 miles (3 hours)
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Summer Solstice evening walk around Highfields Park by Nottingham Park and Open Spaces

Highfields Park

Walk organised by Nottingham City Council, Parks and Open Spaces, booking essential. Please book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Join us on our Summer Solstice evening walk around Highfields Park and Boating Lake to spot summer wildlife. Tuesday 21st June 2022. Meet 7.00pm at the Boathouse on the Park. There is on site parking or the site can be accessed by numerous buses and the tram service. Please allow 2 hours to complete the walk. You will need to wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes as some ground may be uneven.
Grid Ref. SK 545 380
Post Code NG7 2RD
Distance 2.5 miles (2 hours)
Contact via Eventbright: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Evening Walk No.8 – Hardwick Inn

Hardwick Hall Country Park

Hardwick Inn, Duck Decoy Pond, Great Pond, mill to climb out of park to Ault Hucknall, Hardwick Hall Drive, Lady Spencer Wood, & return.
Grid Ref. SK456 534
Post Code S44 5QJ
Distance 6.0 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Bennerley Viaduct & Erewash Valley Erewash Canal

Erewash Canal

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.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 Linby.
Grid Ref. SK 535 510
Post Code NG15 8AE
Distance 6.1 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808