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Birdwatching Rufford Country Park

On Tuesday 8th November we shall be going to Rufford Country Park meeting in the Abbey (main) car park there at 10.30am. There may be a small parking charge here.

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Birdwatching in October

On Tuesday 11 October we will be going to Newstead and Annesley Country Park meeting in the car park there at 10.30 am.

To get there go through Newstead village and cross the railway line. The car park is just after the crossing on the left hand side.

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Birdwatching September

On Tuesday 13 September we will be going to Carsington Water meeting in the Sheepwash Car Park at 10.30 am. There is now a parking charge here.

The journey takes approximately 1 hour from Hucknall. From Cromford, at the traffic lights, turn left onto A5012/ (B5035) Ashbourne road following the brown Carsington Water signs. Go up Cromford Hill passing the Tarmac works on the right. At the top of the hill turn right onto the B5035 for Carsington. On the B5035, Sheepwash is the first car park on the reservoir.

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Birdwatching August

Our next visit will be on Tuesday 9 August to Ogston Reservoir near Alfreton, Derbyshire, meeting at the West car park at 10.30 am.

From the War Memorial traffic lights in Alfreton turn right onto the A61 (Chesterfield Road). Continue on A61 for approx. 3.7 miles. At the White Bear turn left onto the B6014 signposted Tansley. At the next road junction bear left keeping on B6014. Pass the North car park on the left, carry straight on and take the next left turning (Quarry Lane). After approx. half a mile round a sharp left hand bend the West car park is on the left hand side.

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Birdwatching

Our next trip is on Tuesday 12 July to RSPB Langford Lowfields meeting in the car park there at 10.30 am. (There are no facilities).

To get there pick up the A46 at Newark and go N towards Lincoln.  At the Newark Showground island take the A1133 towards Gainsborough and Collingham.  After approx. 2.5 miles and immediately after the level crossing turn left into Cottage Lane.  Entrance to the car park is approx. 50 metres along the lane (straight on at the sharp right hand bend)  Height restriction of 2.2 m to car park.

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