Short Walk May

Short Walks Group
We had a lovely 5 mile walk in May. Starting from the Woodend pub car park in Huthwaite, we headed down the main road and were soon onto the Teversal Trail and then into Brierley Forest Park. The sun shone and finally – a walk without the need to wear a waterproof or even a jumper!!
Once a colliery, Brierley Forest Park has been transformed into a beautiful Nature Reserve. It is also part of the Greenwood Community Forest and is one of the largest Community Woodlands in the UK. Our route took us past the fishing lake and up to Rooley Tops, with views over Sutton and Huthwaite – it was here that we spotted the skylarks singing and souring overhead. We stopped to admire the wooden sculptures around the Visitors Centre en-route and had our photo taken here, amongst the 5 miners who were killed in the 1957 disaster at Sutton Colliery.
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk, chatting all the way. What a great way to spend a sunny Thursday morning. The majority of us then ate a carvery/or fish and chips lunch at the pub afterwards. Well-deserved we thought!!
Our next walk is on: Thursday 19th June

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