Potwell Dyke Grasslands

Potwell

Within easy walking distance of Southwell Minster, these grasslands have been designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), with around 200 species of flora identified. Potwell Dyke Action Group volunteer guides will take you for an informative and leisurely stroll through this special haven of rare natural beauty about 1.1/2 hours. Meet at the Memorial Drive car park (adjacent to the Scout Hut).
Grid Ref. SK 703 535.
Easy, level walking, but some rabbit holes, so care needed. A small donation (£2) would be welcomed.
Contact Ros Johnson on 01636 816 235 or email for more information: ros.johnson6@gmail.com

Evening Walk No.5 – Dilliner Wood/Mansey Common

Dilliner 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 invillage.
Grid Ref. SK 710 607
Post Code NG23 6AB
Distance 6.7 miles
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Carlton-in-Lindrick

Carlton-in-Lindrick

A walkaround Carlton-in-Lindrick and Wallingwells, led by one of the locals! Meet Mike (Worksop Ramblers) at the Grey Horses Inn, Carlton-in-Lindrick.
Postcode S80 9EW
Distance 3.5 miles
Contact Tel. 01909 732426 / 07940 725551 or www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Evening Walk No. 6 – Duke of Portland Walk

St. Winifred’s Church Holbeck

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

Wellow

Rufford Golf Course

Wellow Maypole, Rufford Abbey, Rufford Golf Course. Meet Mike (Worksop Ramblers) at the Olde Red Lion Pub, Wellow.
Postcode NG22 0EG
Distance 7 miles
Contact Tel. 01909 732426 / 07940 725551 or www.ramblers.org.uk/worksop

Sherwood Forest in search of Robin Hood

Major Oak 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 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 supposedly 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

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

Evening Walk No.7 – Edwalton & Sharp Hill Wood

Church of the Holy Rood Edwalton

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: 07719 827 808

Wollaton Park

Wollaton Park Lake

Wollaton Park, Harrison’s Plantation and Martin’s Pond, led by members of Nottingham Local Access Forum.
Meet Nigel Sarsfield, representing Nottingham Local Access Forum at The Wheelhouse public house, Russell Drive, Wollaton Nottingham.
Grid Ref. SK530 400
Post Code NG8 2B
Distance 3.5 miles
Contact Tel. 07824 537 433

Evening Walk No.8 – Hardwick Inn

Hardwick Inn

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: 07719 827 808

Four Summits Walk

Silverhill Wood

We link the hills of Silverhill, Newtonwood Lane, Strawberry Bank and Herrod’s Hill. These are the summit hills of Nottinghamshire. Join us on a lovely walk with excellent viewpoints.
Meet Chris Thompson (Gedling Ramblers) at Teversal CP Visitors’ Centre, Carnarvon Street, (off Fackley Road) Teversal.
Grid Ref. SK479 614
Post Code NG17 3H J
Distance 6.9 MILES
Contact Tel. 07719 827 808

Evening Walk No.9 -Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey

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

Clumber Park

Clumber Park

Wander around, enjoying the evening light on the lake, the peace and quiet when most people have gone home. Meet Jules (Worksop Ramblers) on Limetree Avenue near the crossroads before the entrance barrier to the Visitor Centre.
Postcode S80 3BA
Distance 5 miles
Contact Tel. 07821 101428