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Category Archives: Short Walks
Our Christmas walk of 2019 started from The Horse and Groom in Moorgreen.
The first half along the road past Beauvale Priory was a good walking surface. However, following more overnight rain the footpath downhill towards Greasley Church was akin to a mud slide. This certainly slowed down progress but we all got back rather muddy but in one piece.
We were then joined by some non walking colleagues for a good value lunch in the pub.
Next Walk: Thursday January 16th, 2020 starting at the Thorsby Hall estate, details to follow.
To contact David Rose, the group leader, please use the form below:-
Short Walk details as follows, meeting at Cotgrave Country Park car park on Hollygate Lane at 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start.
Turning off the A46 Cotgrave on to Stragglethorpe Road then left onto Hollygate Lane. The car park is on the right after the mini-roundabout for the new housing estate.
The walk is 4 miles along the Grantham Canal then across fields and through Cotgrave – all flat in general. Afterwards just down the road is the Rose and Crown in Cotgrave for drinks and/or food.
This is a relatively new country park and a new area for us.
Walk Leader: Greg Umney
(Car share recommended: please contact Greg or myself on the form below if a lift is required)
Blessed with glorious autumn sunshine the Short Walk ramblers enjoyed something quite new with an undulating (there were some who called it something else entirely) stroll through Portland Park in Kirkby in Ashfield, led by Roy Brown.
After coming across a group of diggers (no, I don’t mean Australians) it was discovered that historians are excavating in the woods to find the 200 year old railway line that ran from Mansfield to Pinxton.
Following the walk an excellent meal was then taken at the Duke of Wellington.
To contact the group leader, please use the form below:-
On Thursday 19th September, on a route organised by Liz and Phil Attenborough, a group of ten happy walkers enjoyed a pleasant 4.5 mile circular walk along the Beeston Canal, back by the River Trent, ending at the Lock Keeper’s Cottage by the weir for coffee.
A kingfisher, heron, a friendly dog and the Aston Martin garage were the highlights spotted! (plus beautiful sunshine)!
To contact David, the group leader, please use the form below:-
From the car park of The Admiral Rodney on Main Street, Calverton 13 members strolled out towards Ramsdale golf course. Along part of Main Street we passed evidence of houses that had once held a room dedicated to stocking manufacturing.
We turned left up the sandy track of Hollinwood Lane and up and across fields passing over Cockpit Hill, an Iron Age fort site. From there are fine views over Calverton and beyond, a just reward for the effort it took to get up the rather slippery steep hill.
Our return was mainly downhill and we stopped for a photograph at the information board and monument to Calverton’s mining heritage and to celebrate the fact that in 1589 the Rev William Lees invented the stocking frame in the village.
Greg Umney had a flashback to his time underground and attempted to push the coal wagon that was once in daily use at the local colliery. Those were the days!
Next Month Thursday 18th April Teversal Trail – details to follow in April.
Finally the group would like to thank Liz Edwards for acting as the Group Leader for the past few years and we thank and welcome Albert (part time fire officer) Briggs who has volunteered to take on that role.