Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – Poulter Park

Poulter Park

Around Poulter Park with its views and sculptures. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available. Distance 4 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

 

Spring Bird Identification

Little Grebe

Improve your identification of spring birds using sight and sound. A walk around the Attenborough Reserve 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, Atten- borough. Cost 7.95. To book visit nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Winter at Gedling Country Park

Kestral Hovers

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.

Southwell and Morton

Southwell Minster

We shall head over the hills to Morton, along to the pretty Trent valley villages of Fiskerton and Rolleston, passing the racecourse and heading back to Southwell. Meet Mick and Mal Pitchfork (Newark Ramblers) at Southwell Garden Centre on Fiskerton Road, Southwell. Grid Ref. SK712 533 Post Code NG25 0TQ Distance 9 miles Contact Tel. 01636 815068

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – Poulter Park

Poulter Country Park

Around Poulter Park with its views and sculptures. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Refreshments available. Distance 4 miles Contact Tel. 01623 743 087.

 

Shirebrook and Scarcliffe Train Walk

Scarcliffe

Please note this is a linear walk Our route includes Shirebrook, William Wood Lane, Boon Hills Wood, Upper Langwith, Scarcliffe Park to Whaley Thorns Station. Meet Paul Wagstaff at Nottingham railway Station at 10.10 am for Worksop train departing at 10.27 am to alight at Shirebrook. Grid Ref: SK 572 397 (Nottingham Railway Station) Post Code: NG2 3AQ Distance: 7 miles Contact Tel. No. 0115 982 1022 or 07989 288 135 Hourly service from Whaley Thorns Railway Station. Group Save tickets are available. Take a packed lunch. Train times can change – please check with leader nearer the date.

Haywards Oaks & Boundary Wood

Boundary Wood

This is an easy, all-weather, circular walk starting in the Haywood Oaks car park, with a longer section around the Boundary Wood area. We will be walking through and between woodland, then around a pond, often on surfaced paths. We will have a short coffee stop part-way round, so bring a drink and snack if you wish. Meet Maggie Stone (Newark Ramblers) at Haywood Oaks. Grid Ref. SK605 549 Post Code NG21 0PD Distance 6 miles Contact Tel. 01636 525359

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

This walk has been rescheduled to 27th March

Former Home of Edward Prince of Wales

This walk has been rescheduled to 28th March

Idle Valley Birds

Green Finch

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

Kinoulton, Colston Basset & Cropwell Bishop

Cropwell Bishop

This circular walk explores the Nottinghamshire countryside, visiting three villages en route. It also includes a section of the partly derelict Grantham Canal and some walking along roads, but this does not detract from the walk’s enjoyment. Meet Christine Smith (Newark Ramblers) in the car park off the Kinoulton to Cropwell Bishop road. Grid Ref. SK678 324 Post Code NG12 3GB Distance 8.5 miles Contact Tel. 07849 908762

Normanton-on-the Wolds

Cotgrave Country Park

We head towards the tiny hamlet of Clipston then through Cotgrave Forest before returning to Normanton-on-the-Wolds. The terrain is undulating with a few stiles, and expect some muddy patches. Meet Larraine and Keith outside The Plough Inn, Normanton-on-the-Wolds. Grid Ref. SK623 327 Post Code NG12 5NN Distance 5.5 miles Contact Tel. 0115 937 2804

Wilwell Farm Cutting in Early Spring

Bullfinch

Come along to this walk with the South Notts Local Group. . Meet Gordon Dyne at the Reserve car park off Wilford Road. Nearest Post Code NG2 7UT Contact: Gordon Dyne at gordon.dyne@gmail.com. Buses 3,53 and 9 go near. Tram to Ruddington Lane.

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre- Bonbusk and Frithwood

Frithwood Farm Cottage

To the north of the village around Bonbusk and Frithwood Farms, returning via Poulter Park. Meet Dave Evans at the Heritage Centre at the top of Pit Hill. Use station car park. Tea and biscuits after walk. Distance 5 miles. Contact Tel. 01623 743 087

 

St Ann’s Allotments Tours

The first guided tour of the year, covering 700 years of history on the gardens, finishing at our Heritage Display Garden. All tours last roughly 90 minutes. Meet 5 minutes earlier at the eco-friendly Visitor Centre at 121 Ransom Road, Nottingham NG3 3LH Grid Ref. SK584 417. Park on Ransom Road or use 42 bus service from the City. Donation request £5 per person includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Please book via website www,staa.eventbrite.com Any booking questions to info@staa-allotments.org.uk or calling 0115 960 2282, leaving your name and contact telephone number. Web-site staa-allotments.org.uk These tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month until the last in September.

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 Birklands 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, near the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. The tree was blown down in a gale in the 1960’s. See the site of 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). No booking required. Grid Ref. SK626 669 Post code NG21 9QA Distance 6.5 miles (3 hours) Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Former Home of Edward Prince of Wales

Lakeside Theatre

University Lake, Lord Trent’s Statue, Dr Stewart Adam Bridge, Beeston Canal, River Trent, Grove Farm, Clifton Bridge, Thane Road and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Lakeside Theatre café, off University Boulevard (A6005) Nottingham University South Entrance. Grid Ref. SK 547 383 Post Code NG7 2RD Distance 5.3 miles Contact Tel. 07719 827 808