Publisher: Bradwell Books
Released: August 2016
Format: PB, Pages: 96
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: Sally Outram
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The second volume in the Nottinghamshire ‘Walks’ series sees author Sally Outram bring together twenty walks that are in some way particularly attractive at certain times of the year – or suitable for year-round outings.
In some cases, the walks in this volume are slightly longer than those featured in ‘Walks for all Ages’. The majority, however, remain suitable for family groups or the ‘occasional’ rambler with distances ranging from a mere 2 miles to the longest of 7.5 miles.
Sally introduces readers to as wide a variety of scenery and places of interest as possible by encompassing a broad range of locations. Describing the local area at the start of each walk, Sally then provides a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along.
Including Ordnance Survey mapping and useful pre-walk information, Walks for all Seasons - 20 Circular Walks in Nottinghamshire is a wonderful follow up to Jane Broomhead’s popular Walks for all Ages and is priced at just £5.99.
01. Wollaton Hall and Village (3½ miles)
02. Daneshill Lakeside and Woods (3 miles)
03. Sconce and Devon Park, Newark Town and Riverside (3½ miles)
04. Retford and Babworth – Pilgrims and Outlaws (7½ miles)
05. Vicar Water (6 miles)
06. Rufford and Around (6 miles )
07. Creswell Crags (3 miles)
08. Thoresby Park Estate and Perlethorpe (4 miles)
09. South Leverton and Treswell (4 miles)
10. Wellow (7 miles)
11. The Carrs – Market and Church Warsop (2 miles)
12. Cromwell Lock (5 miles)
13. Hardwick Village (3 miles)
14. Milton and West Markham (3 miles)
15. Clayworth and the Traquair Murals (2½ miles)
16. Southwell (4¼ miles)
17. Sherwood Forest (5½ miles)
18. Hodsock and Blyth (3¾ miles)
19. Beauvale Priory and Greasley (5 miles)
20. Collingham (4¾ miles)
Welcome to ‘Walks for All Seasons’ in Nottinghamshire!
This is my first publication with Bradwell Books and I have thoroughly enjoyed putting this volume together and being able to choose twenty of my favourite walks in Nottinghamshire. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
The walks I have selected have been chosen with differing seasons in mind. All can be completed at any time of the year and each one encourages exploration of this beautiful county. The walks vary in distance and severity and there is something for everyone. I’ve kept families in mind as well as the more serious walker and have chosen some of the less well-known areas of the county too, which I think are hidden gems worth sharing.
Each walk has an introduction to the area where I have given snippets of interesting information about the route, as well as details of about places and attractions nearby, so you can maybe plan your day around the walk and make a day of it.
The Basics section gives you all the important information such as how long you will need to allow for your walk, map information and whether or not it is family and dog friendly, which most of them are, to help you decide what is most suitable for you.
The countryside is constantly changing, as are roads, routes and paths; sensible footwear should be worn and if you use the maps suggested and follow the waymarked and signposted paths all should be well! I have tried to keep the use of busy main roads to a minimum but where I have included them, it’s wise to take extra care and observe the road conditions, keep dogs on leads, make sure you cross at a safe place and then re-join the route if necessary.
I have timed the routes at my own pace but yours may differ according to your own capabilities and preferences. Where possible I have included information on visitor centres, museums etc.; it is always worth making sure they are open before you head off by checking on websites for opening times as some are seasonal.
If you are taking your dog along on the walk with you, make sure you respect the countryside, tracks and pavements and keep them on a lead where indicated, especially in towns, cities and residential areas or where there is livestock nearby.
Last but not least, don’t forget your camera. Happy rambling!