Wollaton

Walking

STROLLERS
The Strollers group walks on the fourth Wednesday of the month. We walk between 1-2miles on level ground and we welcome people who need to walk at a steady pace. We aim to finish the walk near a cafe so that we can have a chat, a drink and eat cake!
So far our walks have included the Nottingham canal towpath, Beeston Marina along the side of the river Trent towards Attenborough, around the University lake at Highfields, Martins Pond and Harrison's plantation, along the canal at Cossall and a walk in Strelley village.
For further information, please contact Sarah on wollatonu3smembershipsecretary@outlook.com

SHORT WALKS
Led by Chris on the last Friday in the month. All Wollaton U3A members welcome.
Walks will be approximately 3 miles in length and will take about 90 minutes.
The next walk will be on Friday 29th November Meet at Beeston lock at 9.45, for 10 am start.
Park on Canal side, near the lock. NG9 1LX
Contact Chris on 07849 240660 for further information.

MEDIUM WALKS
These walks will be approximately 4 to 5 miles in length.

Due to the recent wet weather, our first walk will be on 23rd October.
We shall meet as follows:

  • Outside the Horse and Groom pub in Linby, NG15 8AE.
  • At 10.15 a.m. to start the walk at 10.30 a.m.
  • Parking on the surrounding roads.

This is a short circular walk from Linby to Newstead Abbey, Papplewick and back to Linby.
There is a cafe at Newstead Abbey
Difficulty: Easy, gradient 76 meters, flat gravel paths with only 2 fields to cross.

Please contact the Interest Groups Co-ordinator for if you have any queries.

LONG WALKS
John and Peter
Walks will be 6 to 9 miles, up to an hour away by road. Monthly walks are planned.

Interested in joining us -

Contact Long Walks Group

  • 11 group members enjoyed the first walk on April 15th, led by Peter. A 7 mile circular walk from Gotham Village.
  • 9 walkers had a great day out on Tuesday 7th May, walking the Baslow and Curbar Edges and returning along the River Derwent and through farmland.
  • Peter led the walk on June 5th, following the Robin Hood Way from Nottingham Castle to Bramcote Hills. We walked along the Nottingham Canal to Highfields Park, before visiting the ancient oak in Wollaton Park, Finally through Alexandrina Planation to Bramcote Hills.
  • We had a great day on July 2nd, with perfect walking weather. The route was a circular walk from Bradgate Park, with varied scenery and a good coffee stop!
  • Another great day on August 5th, following the second leg of The Robin Hood Way from Bramcote Hills to Kimberley, with a coffee stop at Strelley Hall.
  • 7 walkers enjoyed a glorious, if challenging, day on September 3rd, climbing up to Derwent Edge from Derwent Dam and following the edge and the various rocky outcrops from ‘Lost Lad Hill’ to ‘The Horse and Carriage’, before dropping back down to Ladybower Reservoir and the lost village of Derwent.
  • A gloriously sunny day on October 2nd as the group completed the third leg of the Robin Hood Way from Kimberley to Bestwood. Again led by Peter.
  • The November walk was postponed until the spring due to heavy rain.
  • 11 group members enjoyed a fabulous sunny day on December 9th, following Stage 4 of the Robin Hood Way, from Bestwood to Burntstump.
  • 12 members had an easy 7 mile circular walk from Cossall on Tuesday 7th January. We followed the disused Nottingham Canal past the Bennerley Viaduct, returning along the Erewash Canal.
  • 14 Group members enjoyed a great day’s walk on Stage 5 of the Robin Hood Way, including a visit to Papplewick Pumping Station.
  • 12 group members enjoyed a very enjoyable and friendly 9 mile circular walk, led by Liz. Starting from Terversal, we followed mostly easy terrain, often following disused railway tracks, with a stop for packed lunch at Hardwick Hall (NT).
  • The Long Walks Group resumed its programme on Tuesday 1st September. Fabulous weather meant a record turn out of 15 group members enjoyed a 7 mile local walk, led by Peter. The walk started at Bramcote Park and followed the Erewash Trail to the Tram Terminus on Toton Lane. The return followed the tram track and went through the Beeston Fields area to the start point. It was great to get back to walking as a group.

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