Gedling Country Park

Poplar Hawk Moth

Autumn colours and the winter bird arrivals.  Dragonflies still flying over the ponds. Some interesting fungi appearing.  Meet Rod and Jenny Fillingham at the Visitor centre Café 1899 by Spring Lane car park. Post code:  NG4 4PE.   Wildlife presented by Mark Tyler and Brian Cluff. Walking may be slow. No dogs please. Contact: Brian Cluff  (0115) 9205110   Children must accompanied by a parent or adult carer. Non-FGCP members admission £1.00.

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – The Maltings and Old Hall

Rail Bridge South of Scarcliffe

Up the drive to the site of the old station and maltings returning via Scarcliffe Park. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns 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 Chads Water Nature Reserve – Sawley and Breaston

St.Chads Water Nature Reserve

St.Chads Water Nature Reserve, River Derwent, Trent & Mersey Canal, Derwent Mouth, Wilne Reservoir, Breaston,  Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Church Wilne Car Park, Wilne Road, (access off Derby Road, Draycott) Grid Ref. SK448 317  Post Code DE72 3QH Distance 6.2 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, near the Shambles Oak, Robin’s larder, where the outlaws supposedly hung venison after stealing it from the King. See the site of St Edwin’s Chapel in what used to be the Royal Deer Park and is now known as King John’s Palace, 3 miles away at Old Clipstone. Return to Sherwood Visitor Centre.  Meet Chris Thompson (Robin Hood Way Flexi Group) at St Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe (Porch Entrance). No booking. Grid Ref.        SK626 668 Post code NG21 9QA Distance 6.5 miles (3 hours). Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – The Maltings and Old Hall

Scarcliffe Park Track

Up the drive to the site of the old station and maltings returning via Scarcliffe Park. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns 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

Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre – Cuckney Hay Wood

Cuckney Hay Wood

A walk through the ancient woodland south of Nether Langwith. Meet Dave Evans at Langwith Whaley Thorns 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