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Category Archives: Short Walks
Liz and Philip Attenborough have kindly offered to lead the walk which starts from the car park for Newstead and Annesley Country Park.
Sat-Nav postcode: Tilford Road Parking – NG15 0BU
Meet: at 9.45 am for a 10am start
It is a fairly flat walk on good tracks and paths.
There will be a coffee break at Newstead Abbey and a stroll back to complete the walk of about 4.5 miles.
Some information about the park:-
‘We are a park with a difference. The park is run by Newstead Enterprise – a company created by the community in Newstead Village to help create a better future for ourselves. We are run by volunteers who care passionately about the village, the Park and creating a legacy for future generations.
The Park is 220 acres and is situated on the site of the former colliery pit tips. The whole area has amazing wildlife interest and the village is working with a number of environmental groups to protect and enhance the area, half of which is a ‘Site of Importance for Nature Conservation’.
From Hucknall as you cross the railway turn immediate left then left again to the parking areas
In August we set off from the canal side car park at Whatstandwell for a steady uphill climb and over the museum tram tracks to the Regimental Memorial above Crich.
This is a Mercian Regiment War Memorial dedicated to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Mercian Regiment and its antecedents; the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters and the Sherwood Foresters.
We had a short lunch break to admire the view before the starting the downhill trek back to the start.
Full marks for determination must go to Albert Briggs making his comeback to the group ably supported by Carol and Carole!
Thanks to Roy Brown for organising and guiding the route- which was our first venture into Derbyshire since before ‘lockdown’.
Next Month: The walk is on Thursday September 16th, 2021
The meeting point: The car park at Colliers Wood, Moorgreen
Full details will be posted nearer the time.
October 21st, 2021: I will be walking but in the Lake District. If you can volunteer to lead the walk in October please let me know.
Our 15th July walk was a 4.6 miles predominantly riverside route initially along the River Trent from Ferry Farm before following the Dover Beck to Hoveringham Mill. This dates from 1778 and was a corn mill driven by the flow of the Dover Beck. We then followed footpaths looping back towards Hoveringham village via the cricket pitch which made a convenient drinks stop.
Our next Walk is on Thursday August 19th,2021 which is our annual summer walk in the Peak District. 4.6 miles starting from Whatstandswell, details tbc
We are pleased to be up and running once more (actually it’s more like a gentle stroll). On May 20th, eighteen members enjoyed a 4 mile ramble from Lowdham mainly on footpaths with good views. We also walked by the building in the photograph the Grade II listed Lowdham Mill on the Doverbeck River.
Unfortunately my photograph of the group was way out of focus, apologies for that.
We are pleased to welcome new members to the short walks: Ken Carlin, Pauline Archer and Gary and Tina Holmes.
The next walk is on Thursday June 18th, 2021 – venue to be confirmed.
Many of us have been completing a lot of local walks so, for a change of scenery for our first short walk of 2021, we are starting from the car park behind Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham, Nottingham NG14 7BF.
The entrance is opposite The Ship Inn – please park at the rear of the car park
Meet at 9.45am for a 10.00 am start.
The walk is approximately four miles with one early uphill which provides good views followed by some downhill before walking by the Dover Beck and Lowdham Mill and back via the churchyard. It is basically all footpaths with one short quiet road section.