Nordic Walking

Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre
Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Location: Idle Valley, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8RQ

Come and join Tracy at Idle Valley and experience the joys and fitness benefits of Nordic walking while being out in nature! Please visit the link below for more details and to contact the organiser for more info about joining.

More Info: https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2024-06-24-nordic-walking

Sherwood Art Week Walk

Woodthorpe Meadow Entrance Sign

Sherwood Art Week Walk organised by Nottingham City Local Access Forum.

Meet by entrance to Woodthorpe Meadow near junction of Danethorpe Vale, Edwards Lane and Mansfield Road (opposite the gym).

Start Time 6pm with an estimated finish time of 8pm.

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Address: Woodthorpe Meadow, 700 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 3FS

Sherwood Art Week Details https://www.sherwoodartweek.org/

Nottingham City Local Access Forum https://nottinghamcity.gov.uk/localaccessforum

Wellbeing Walk Attenborough Nature Reserve

A view of Attenborough Nature Centre and Coneries Pond
Attenborough Nature Reserve

Location: Attenborough Nature Reserve, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DY

Come and join us for our weekly strolls at Attenborough Nature Reserve. Take in the views, chat to someone new and enjoy the benefits of walking in nature.

Meeting point: Apron (place with picnic benches between the visitor car park and Nature Centre).

Time 10:30am – 11:45am

More Info: https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2024-06-25-wellbeing-walk-attenborough

Wellbeing Walk Idle Valley

A view through the willow arch to the boardwalk at Idle Valley Nature Reserve
Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Location: Idle Valley, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8RQ

Come and join us for our weekly strolls run by Lincolnshire Co-Op at Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Take in the views, chat with someone new, and enjoy the benefits of walking in nature.

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

These walks take place every Tuesday at 10:30am and last about 90 minutes – this is not constant walking. There are plenty of stops to admire the wonderful views at Idle. We definitely make the most of the wonderful new benches that were made and installed by our rangers and wonderful volunteers. We end the walk with a chat and cuppa in the café for those who fancy it.

More Info: https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2024-06-25-wellbeing-walk-idle-valley

Stay Pawsitive Dog Walk

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Dog Walking at Idle Valley

Location: Idle Valley, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8RQ

A weekly Tuesday afternoon stroll around Idle Valley Nature Reserve with your dog. It’s a great chance for you and your dog to socialise!

Come along for a free weekly dog walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve every Tuesday at 2PM. It’s a great chance for both you and your dog to socialise!

More info: https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2024-06-25-stay-pawsitive-dog-walk

Map Reading made easy – Various Locations – Adult Learning

map reading

Date 25 June – 26 July 2024
Sessions Tuesdays: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
No. sessions 4
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
Group size 5 – 15
Cost FREE – £18

Interested in understanding the basics of map reading and navigation?  Join us on this interactive course where we will look at:

• What are all the different map symbols?

• What direction are you going in?

• How do grid references help you to find places?

• What is scale?

• How do you measure distance?

• How are hills and mountains shown on a map?

• How to plan a walking route?

Our Map Reading Made Easy online course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand how to read a map and plan a walking route to enjoy the local countryside.

By the end of this course you will have an understanding of an ordnance survey map, know how to plan a route using grid references and basic knowledge of using a compass.

No previous knowledge is needed, just an interest in walking in the countryside.

For more information and to book visit: https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/community-learning/map-reading-made-easy-online-course-adult-learning-1830-2030-1/

Wellbeing Walk Idle Valley

A view through the willow arch to the boardwalk at Idle Valley Nature Reserve
Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Location: Idle Valley, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8RQ

Come and join us for our weekly strolls run by Lincolnshire Co-Op at Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Take in the views, chat with someone new, and enjoy the benefits of walking in nature.

Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

These walks take place every Wednesday at 1:30pm and last about 90 minutes – this is not constant walking. There are plenty of stops to admire the wonderful views at Idle. We definitely make the most of the wonderful new benches that were made and installed by our rangers and wonderful volunteers. We end the walk with a chat and cuppa in the café for those who fancy it.

More Info: https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2024-06-26-wellbeing-walk-idle-valley

Nottingham Civic Society – Crime & Punishment

This walk looks at crime and punishment in Nottingham. We explore some of the places, the people who committed the crimes and the punishments given out to them.

Meet at the Fountains end of the Old Market Square.

Civic Society Members free or non-member adults £3.

See the Nottingham Civic Society website www.nottinghamcivicsociety.org.uk for more details.

Walk event Link: https://www.nottinghamcivicsociety.org.uk/index.php/events-and-visits/eventdetail/281/-/crime-punishment

Contact Graham Woodward: 07721 999 642, email: gwoodward@clara.co.uk

Evening Walk 9: Kelham/Debdale Hills/Kelham Hills

Kelham

Kelham, Choulers Gorse, Cold Harbour, Kelham Hills, return.

Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at The Fox Inn, Main Street, Kelham.

Grid Ref: SK 774 557
Post Code: NG23 5QP
Distance: 6.8 miles (3 hours and 30 minutes)
Contact Tel No: 07719 827 808

Wellbeing Walk Attenborough Nature Reserve

A view of Attenborough Nature Centre and Coneries Pond
Attenborough Nature Reserve

Location: Attenborough Nature Reserve, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DY

Come and join us for our weekly strolls at Attenborough Nature Reserve. Take in the views, chat to someone new and enjoy the benefits of walking in nature.

Meeting point: Apron (place with picnic benches between the visitor car park and Nature Centre).

Time 10:00am – 11:15am

More Info: https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events/2024-06-27-wellbeing-walk-attenborough

Wildlife Wellbeing Walk at Rock Cemetery

Wildlife Wellbeing Walk at Rock Cemetery

Join our Greenspace team for a Wellbeing Wildlife Walk at Rock Cemetery to spot wildlife and get active.

Date and time: Friday 28th June 9:30 – 11am

Location: Church (Rock) Cemetery, 49-51 Forest Road East Nottingham NG1 4HT

Our series of wellbeing walks are short, friendly group walks that can help you become and stay active as well as meet new people.

The walks are led by our Greenspace Team who will help you spot wildlife or changes to the landscape throughout the seasons.

They are free to join, and everybody is welcome.

Meeting at the Mansfield Road entrance, NG1 4HT (Google or What3Words location) at 9.30am for a leisurely 1.5 hour approx. walk around this closed cemetery.

*Please note that this is a wellbeing walk and not a tour of the catacombs or caves on site

To reserve a spot visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wildlife-wellbeing-walk-at-rock-cemetery-tickets-903181017737

Map Reading in Practice – Edwinstowe Library – Adult Learning

map reading

Date 29 June 2024
Time 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue Edwinstowe Library, Mansfield
Group size 5 – 15
Cost FREE – £13.50

Interested in using your map reading and navigation skills to plan and complete a walk?  Join us on this practical course.

The morning will be spent planning the walk and producing a route card.  After lunch, using the route card the group will complete a 5 mile walk.

This is a great opportunity to develop your map reading skills by:

• Using grid references help you plan the route

• Reading contours and relief to interpret the landscape

• Taking and walking on a bearing using a compass

• Planning a walk using a route card

• Completing a 5 mile walk

For the course you will need a ruler, a compass, OS Explorer Map 270 Sherwood Forest (available from the library), a calculator or phone calculator, magnifying glass (not essential), pen and paper.

For the practical element of the course, we will be walking approx. 5 miles in the Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest area, so walking boots, suitable clothing and a waterproof is recommended.  Walking poles optional.  Participants should be comfortable walking 5 miles and are advised to contact their GP with any health issues before attending the course.

This is a full day course, so a packed lunch is recommended.

For more information and to book visit: https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/community-learning/map-reading-in-practice-edwinstowe-library-adult-learning-1/

Robin Hood Walk No 2: Clumber Park Lake to Creswell Crags

Robin Hood Statue

Note: Updated meet location/Car share for start and return of the walk.

Clumber Lake, Limetree Avenue, Truman’s Lodge, Drinking Pit Lane, South Lodge Welbeck, Welbeck Lake, Oaksetts Lodge, Creswell Crags return to Creswell Heritage and Well Being Centre. (Bring National Trust membership card for car parking).

Meet Chris Thompson (Robin Hood Flexi Group) at 11am for car share – Meet at Creswell Railway station, Creswell, Worksop, S80 4BF. Drive to Clumber Park Main Car park (Hardwick Village).

Grid Ref: Creswell Railway station SK 524 744
Grid Ref: Clumber Park Car Park (Hardwick Village) SK 637 754
Post Code: Creswell Railway station, S80 4BF
Post Code: Clumber Park Main Car Park (Hardwick Village) S80 3AZ
Distance: 8.6 miles
Contact No: 07719 827 808

Inclosure Walk Nottingham City

Inclosure Walk information board

Start location: River end of Queens Walk, near Wilford Bridge and the Embankment tram stop, finishing at the Inclosure Oaks on the Forest, where there is a good café if we get there on time.

The walk is 5 miles in all, with short stops at intervals for a talk about the history. As it circles around the inner city there are opportunities to join or leave on the way round. No steps but two hills. Suitable for power wheelchairs /pushchairs. Guides available at the 5 Leaves Bookshop, £1.

Grid Ref: SK 56974 38297
Post Code: NG2 2NS
Distance: 5 miles (3 hours)