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Short Walks

The May walk which started from Langley Mill canal basin was led by Phil and Liz Attenborough who report:

‘We had a lovely walk, about four miles along the canal, 13 people turned up. The highlight was being attacked by Swans guarding their young, and I mean really attacked! So much so, Sue Naylor used her jacket as a matador cloak! What fun we have eh!’

June 16th Walk

The circular walk of about 4 miles starts at the large lay-by next to Greasley Church.

Church Road Greasley NG16 2AB

It includes a visit to the remains of the old windmill at Giltbrook. At the end there is the opportunity to pop into the ‘Parish Oven’ cafe run by church volunteers for a drink and maybe a cake…

Meet at 9.45 for a 10am start.

David Rose

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Short Walks

On April 21st, 2022, thirteen members walked the undulating circuit around Gedling Country Park. For eleven of the group this was a new experience and we were fortunate to have a fine clear day that enabled us to appreciate the extensive views from our lofty position.

Our next walk, on the 19th May, will be led by Phil and Liz Attenborough. The route will be along the Nottingham/Erewash Canal at Langley Mill. The meeting point is on Linkmell Road, Langley Mill, next to the Great Northern Pub. This is a pleasant walk, approximately four miles along the canal. More details nearer the time.

David Rose

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Short Walks

In March we set off from the IKEA complex car park for a 4.5 mile walk which took us across the recently opened Bennerley Viaduct which is fast becoming a very popular local tourist attraction.

April 21st Walk

This month we are starting from the lower car park at the Gedling Country Park Spring Lane entrance (NG4 4PE). The Spring Lane entrance car parking area has recently been increased and is the main car park. The car park is near to the visitor centre, toilets and Cafe 1899. The turning is well signposted and is on the right less than a mile down Spring Lane.

The park which opened in 2015 has 580 acres of open space, footpaths and wildlife, with stunning views over the surrounding areas. We will be walking the ‘Low Hazels (Green) route’ which is a little under four miles but with some short fairly steep parts. The rewards for the uphill bits are the views and two viewing platforms which provide views as far as Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. Each platform has interpretation panels with information about some of the sights you can see, including Lincoln Cathedral, St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark, Gunthorpe Lock and Belvoir Castle.

Meet at 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start – car sharing/lifts arranged nearer the time.

David Rose

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Short Walk

The March walk on Thursday, 17th, will be from The Newton Lane car park NG16 2SD which is on the A6096 next to the Nottingham Canal (not far from IKEA). It is not a big car park and car sharing is encouraged

This is a very level walk of about 4.5 miles. Included on the route is a crossing of the Bennerley Viaduct on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border which has recently opened for walkers and cyclists.

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Short Walks Group

Firstly I do apologise for the fact that the planned January walk had to be cancelled at short notice. However the same route is back on for February 17th, 2022.

Meet at Titchfield Park car park near the junction with Caddaw Avenue at 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start.

Titchfield Park, Park Drive Hucknall NG15 7LU

The walk is approximately 4 miles and visits Bulwell Hall before proceeding to Bestwood Lakes Country Park and returns through Butlers Hill. We will take a short break at the Forge Mill (fairly new) tea rooms for a drink stop. Bring your own or buy one at the cafe.

If the car park is busy there is ample parking nearby on Park Drive.

David Rose

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