Evening Walk No.1 – Burntstump Park

Burntstump Park

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

Nell Gwynn Local Access Forum Walk

Bestwood Country Park

From Nottingham Local Access Forum Walks. See list at nottinghamcity.gov.uk. Circular walk from Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. We take in Sunrise Hill, Southglade Park, Emmanuel Church, Bestwood Lodge, Big Wood, Bestwood Country Park, the former Gt. Northern Railway now cycle/walkway, Tesco Top Valley, return. Meet Chris Thompson, representing Nottingham Local Access Forum, at Southglade Leisure Centre, Southglade Road.
Grid Ref. SK 556 449
Post Code NG5 5GU
Distance 6.2 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

RSPB Dawn Chorus Walk Sherwood Forest

Major Oak

4:45am – 7:00am – Book early to avoid disappointment. Limited capacity of 20 people. visitsherwood.co.uk/event/dawn-chorus-walk-3/
Toss the duvet aside and join us for a special wildlife encounter. International Dawn Chorus Day is a fantastic opportunity to hear one of nature’s greatest ensembles. We’ll be talking a steady walk guided by expert staff and volunteers, picking out early bird calls and identifying as we go. See the sun rise, enjoy the morning’s peaceful atmosphere and soak up the sounds of spring as the cacophony begins. Arrive at the Visitors Centre from 4.45 am for a prompt 5 am start to the walk. Unfortunately, no toilets will be available until after 10 am. The walk will last approximately 2 hours, please wear layers and suitable footwear Due to the sensitivity of wildlife, we ask that you don’t bring along dogs.
Grid Ref. SK 626 676
Post Code NG21 9RN
Distance 3 miles (2 hours)
Contact Tel. 01623 677321

Vicars Water Country Park Circular Walk

Vicar Country Park

From Vicar Country Park car park Clipstone the walk links in Spa Ponds, Sherwood Forest Fishery Lakes, and woodland views before returning to Vicars Water Country Park and further views before descending to the end of the walk. Bring a packed lunch. Meet Carol Wilkinson Ramblers Newark Group at Vicars Water Country Park off B6030 Mansfield to Ollerton road.
Grid Ref. SK 587 626
Post Code NG21 9AA
Distance 6 miles (3 hours)
Contact Tel. 0781 608 0874

Evening Walk No.2 – Strelley Bluebells

Bluebell Wood

Oldmoor Wood, Robinettes Arm, Nottingham Canal, Cossall, Turkey Fields Farm, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Strelley Hall car park.off Main Street, Strelley.
Grid Ref. SK 506 421
Post Code NG8 6PE
Distance 6.1 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

Sherwood Forest

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. 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 1960s. 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

 

Evening Walk No.3 – Brierley Forest Park

Brierley Forest Park

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

Fiskerton to Newark linear

Fiskerton Wharf

Walk organised by NDWG Walking Group, for further details and contact information see https://ndwg.org.uk/walks/
Fiskerton railway station, Fiskerton – Along bank of river Trent – Averham – Kelham – Newark.
Grid Ref. SK 730 520
Post Code NG25 0UD
Distance 9 miles
Contact https://ndwg.org.uk/walks/

The Park Steps and Tunnel Walk Local Access Forum Walk

Park Tunnel Nottingham

From Nottingham Local Access Forum Walks. See list at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk. A circular walk exploring the General Cemetery and The Park Estate to find a hidden tunnel, the Park Steps, and peaceful oases just minutes from the city centre. Mainly walkways, pavements, and surfaced paths. Steps are unsuitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams. Meet at General Cemetery Entrance Gate on Waverley Street, opposite Nottingham Trent University Waverley Building.
Grid Ref. SK 567 405
Post Code NG7 4HF
Distance 2.5 miles (2 hours)
Contact Tel. 0774 875 5550 or rhodes969@btinternet.com

 

 

Wildlife Walk at Sellers Wood by Nottingham Park and Open Spaces

Sellers Wood

Walk organised by Nottingham City Council, Parks and Open Spaces, booking essential. Please book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Join us for an evening walk around this ancient woodland to spot woodland birds, or orchids in the grassland meadows. Meet 6.00pm at the reserve entrance at the corner of Wood Link and Seller’s Wood Drive West. On street parking is available, the site is also a short walk away from the Rowan Gardens bus stop serviced by NCTX 68 & 69 buses. 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 524 453
Post Code NG6 7FW
Distance 2.5 miles (2 hours)
Contact via Eventbright: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Evening Walk No.4 – Radcliffe on Trent

Grantham Canal

Along Main Road, Holme Lane, over A52, Cotgrave CP, Grantham Canal, Skylarks CP, Adbolton Hall, and return. Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at car park off Main Street opposite Shelford Road. Radcliffe on Trent. .Walk starts at St Mary’s Church on Main Street.
Grid Ref. SK 645 392
Post Code NG12 2AA
Distance 6.2 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Potwell Dyke Grasslands Southwell

Potwell Dyke Footbridge

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