Short Walks

In March Roy Brown led the group on a circular route from Jacksdale Garden Centre.

They were rather windswept but despite the forecast of probable rain it was a dry morning.

Understandably several felt the need to recover in the friendly recommended cafe afterwards.

Thursday April 20th

On Thursday 20th April we are walking some less frequently visited areas from Bestwood Country Park visitor’s car park. (Near the winding house)

It includes a visit to a viewpoint in the park which is named after one of our current active u3a members

Prior to the walk we are invited to visit inside the winding house courtesy of u3a member Bob Gow who leads the volunteer group at Bestwood.

On your tour around the building you will use the newly installed lift to move up the various different levels of the building to the top where you can experience the sheer size and power of the winding engine. On the way back down via the steps you will hear the story of the mine during its years of operation until its closure in 1967

Park Road Bestwood Village Nottingham NG6 8TQ

Please note the earlier starting time 9.30. 9.40am at the Winding House

David Rose

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