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Here is a list of our walks:

Walks start at 10.30am (unless otherwise stated)

Anchor 1

Mar. 19th

8.5 miles

NWW 7 Owthorpe Wolds - Cropwell Butler. Meet Canal Car Park, Nottingham Rd, Cropwell Bishop. Car share if poss.  Easy walk by canal & cross fields to Owthorpe, then Notts Wolds Way to Cropwell Butler, back on bridle way. Mud after rain.

Map 260.SK 678 355 (NG12 3BA). 

Leader: Karen. 07881 722165.

Apr. 2nd

7.5 miles

Straws Bridge, Ilkeston. Meet car park Straw's Bridge, A609 just west of Ilkeston (blue 'P' on OS map.). No car park sign but next to flag pole, just after bend. Mainly flat. Derby Lodge, Shipley Country Park and Mapperley Reservoir (& village).

Map 260, SK 452 410, (DE7 5FG).

Leader Geoff F. Tel.07751 443911.

Apr. 16th

7.8 miles

Hoton. Meet & park Prestwold Lane. Car share if poss. Hoton, Cotes, Burton Bandalls Farm, Burton on the Wolds, Prestwold Hall and church.

Map 246, SK 574 222 (LE12 5SH).

Leader Paul W. Tel. 0115 982 1022.

Apr. 23rd

6.0 miles


Southwell. Meet long stay car park, Southwell Leisure centre. NCT 26, every 30 min from Nott’ham. Fields (or lanes if muddy). Brackenhurst then via Norwood Park and Maythorn back to Southwell. Coffee & lunch stops.

Map 271, SK 698 532 (NG25 0LG).

Leaders: Jean Co Tel. 07975 518114 & Jacqui.

Apr. 30th

4.9 miles

Bus (S)

Woodborough-followed by AGM. Meet outside Woodborough Institute, park on Roe Lane. NCT 46/47, every 30 min from Nottingham, takes 30 min, alight church. A short walk in the area, followed by AGM at Woodborough Institute. Tea/coffee provided. Please bring your lunch.

Map 260, SK 631 478 (NG14 6EA).

Leader Andrew. Tel. 07732 658631.

May 14th

8.0 miles

Silverhill / Pleasley Trail. Meet free car park Teversal Trail Visitor Centre, Carnarvon St, Teversal. Flat walk on ex-colliery lines. Climb to highest point in Notts. Silverhill Wood & ponds. Tev’sal Trail to Pleasley Country Park (winding house & museum). Toilets start & Pleasley. No stiles. Binoculars for birds. 

Map 269, SK 479 613 (NG17 3HJ).

Leader Stephen. Tel. 0751 2237 348

May 21st

5.5 miles

Bus (S)

Bunny. Meet Church St., Bunny, car share if possible. Kinchbus 9 hourly. Easy, circular walk from Bunny almost to East Leake, return via Bunny New Wood. Mainly field paths & farm tracks, 2 stiles & 1 steady climb.

Map 246 SK 583 296 (NG11 6QW). 

Leader Karen. Tel. 07881 722165.

May 28th

8.0 miles

Hoveringham. Meet fisherman's car park by river, Hoveringham. Pleasant walk by Trent to Gibsmere, across fields to Caythorpe and back by the river.

Map 260 SK 701 461 (NG14 7JP)

Leader Kate. Tel. 0115 974 3760.

Jun. 11th

7.6 miles

Papplewick. Meet Papplewick & Linby village hall car park on Linby Lane. The walk visits Linby village and former colliery site, plus Newstead Abbey.

Map 270. SK 547 510 (NG15 8FB).

Leader Alan. Tel. 07989 627942

Jun. 18th

5.5 miles


Flintham. Meet road to St Augustine’s Church, off Inholms Rd. / Main St. Park this road or nearby (please take care). Flat rural walk on tracks, paths & roads via Sibthorpe and Syerston.

Map 271, SK739 461 (NG23 5LG).

Leaders Phil & Chris. Tel. 07724 152223.

Jun. 25th

7.5 miles

Bothamsall. Turn at Bothamsall church up a no-through road (Redhill Lane), and park on grass verges at the end of the lane. Flat walk, through fields and woodland, visiting Bothamsall and Hardwick villages and Clumber Lake.

Map 270, SK 670 743 (DN22 8DW).

Leader Rosemary. Tel. 07743 604241.

Jul. 9th

8.0 miles

Brierley Forest Park. Meet Brierley Forest Park car park (free), Skegby Road, Huthwaite. Brierley Forest Park/Huthwaite area Mainly good tracks.

Map 269. SK 471 595 (NG17 2PL).

Leader Martyn. Tel. 07749 848111

Jul. 16th

5.5 miles

Bus (S)

East Bridgford. Meet car park Main Street, East Bridgford (or park on street if necc.). Bus - Mainline Nottingham to Bingham (every 10 mins) then 10.14 Rushcliffe Village arr. 10:27. A walk around E Bridgford and surrounding area.

Map 260. SK 694 429 (NG13 8PA).

Leader Maggie. Tel. 07758 419696

Jul. 23rd

8.1 miles

Fiskerton. Meet free car park by River Trent, Rolleston Rd., Fiskerton, near 30 mph sign. Easy walk north to Rolleston, Upton, Staythorpe and back via the river Trent.

Map 271 SK 739 513 (NG25 0UJ).

Leaders: Julia and Chris Tel. 07941 333178

Aug. 6th

8.0 miles




5.5 miles

Bus & Tram


Bestwood. Meet Bestwood Rd, near Moor Bridge Pond Nature Reserve, Park on Bestwood Road. Moor Bridge tram stop 0.3 miles or trentbarton threes. A walk around Bestwood Country Park.

Map 260. SK 547 464 (NG6 8QS).

Leader Jean Cr. 07771 550935 

Basford/Bulwell Meet free car park Vernon Park Sports Pavilion, Vernon Avenue, Basford. Bus NCT 68, 69 or Basford Tram Stop 0.4 miles. Part urban, part old rail track, part River Leen.

Map 260 SK 554 434 (NG6 0AP).

Leader Martyn Tel. 07749 848111

Aug. 20th

8.5 miles

Strelley. Meet Main St. opposite Hall. Park on road or in car park. Easy walk via Bramcote Hills, Hemlockstone, Trowell, Nott. Canal. Can stop at Trowell Garden Centre for drink (cheese scones).

Map 260, SK 505 422 (NG8 6PE).

Leader Julia. Tel. 07942 333178.

Sep. 3rd

7.2 miles


Sep. 10th

5.0 miles

Bus (S)

Sep. 17th

8.5 miles


Bingham. Meet St Mary's Rd. (church end). Considerate street parking. Bus: Mainline every 10 mins from Nott. to Cherry St., (0.15 miles) then Church Ln. Car Colston, & new Bingham areas. Map 260 SK 708 401 (NG13 8DU).

Leader Maggie Tel. 07758 419696.

Stragglethorpe. Meet (free) Park & Ride. trentbarton the cotgrave every 20 min. Cocked Hat & Radcliffe plantations, cross A52,  Holme Pierrepont,  Holme House (A52), flat, 3 stiles.

Map 260, SK 636 376 (NG12 2JZ).

Leader Al. Email

Gedling Country Park. Meet Spring Ln entrance, use 1st car park on right. NCT 46/47 every 30 min. North to Woodborough back via Lambley. Undulating paths & tracks with a few easy stiles.

Map 260, SK 614 444 (NG4 4PE).

Leader Jonathan. Tel. 07806 432034.

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