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.