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Short Notice Local Walk - (near Eastwood)

Bit of a Short Notice Walk but who fancies a local walk of 7.5 miles within Nottinghamshire, near Eastwood (DH Lawrence's stomping ground)??

Weather Forecast for Saturday:

Saturday is scheduled to be dry in the daytime and warm according to the forecast. Starting with a cloudy sky in the morning with outbreaks of sunshine, staying dry and cloudy in the afternoon up until around 7-9pm where rain is possible.

As its only a few days away thought shall keep this one quite local,


Colliers Wood is on the outskirts of Eastwood which is 7 miles North West from the city of Nottingham


The route starts at 'Colliers Wood' and then heads off to 'Beauvale Lodge' by 'Moorgreen Reservoir' and then through a woodland area called 'The Gullets', then continuing along into 'High Park Wood' and then walking alongside 'Morning Springs'. From here we take the southerly trail via 'Big Stainers' and passing 'Robin Hood's Well' near the M1, then onto a minor road for 450 meters before we get back on the footpath by 'Brooksbreasting Farm' all the way to 'Greasley'. At 'Greasley' we will pass a picturesque small church and the remains of 'Greasley Castle' once past the Church we will head in Westerly direction eventually coming to the country park of 'Colliers Wood' and back to the car park.


The Route Details:

Distance: 7.64miles (12.29 km's)

Start Time: 10.30am

Finish Time: 3.15pm


288.71feet (88m) at the lowest point

512.80 feet [masked]m) at the highest point

I would class this route as a fairly easy to average walk, with 1 bigger hill (lasting 1km)and 2 small hills (each about[masked] meter's distance) with just under 10.5km's of flat'ish walking overall and 50% of the day near and in woodlands.


50% footpaths

35% Tracks

15% Roads



  • Colliers Wood
  • Moorgreen Reservoir
  • Woodlands
  • Robin Hood's Well
  • Greasley Castle
  • Greasley Church


And now for the Usual:

As always make sure you are prepared for this walk.
You will need:

• Walking boots are always the ideal footwear of choice

• Suitable clothes, Layers are good, (Jeans aren’t recommended as if they get wet they become heavy, lightweight breathable trousers are better).
• Waterproofs are essential even in our great British summertime,
• Snacks, Sweets etc.

• Adequate water or soft drinks

As with it being now 'British Summer Time....' don't forget your sunglasses

Sense of humour is essential!!

PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH - we will stop along the route for Lunch, the half way point will mean we will be in a woodland area so please be self-sufficient for food/drink for the day.


At the end of the walk there are 2 pubs within 1km from the car park that could be an option for a refreshing drink at the end to the walk.


Please arrive at the car park in plenty of time so we can promptly start at 10.30am



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  • Fay K.

    i enjoyed the walk tx andy
    and dh Laurence museum was interesting

    July 27, 2013

  • Andy S.

    Fay - catch the 331 (bus heads towards alferton) from victoria bus station from Bay 9 at 1005 get off at bus stop - engine lane, as alight of bus turn left and then take 1st right and car park is on left hand side - bus arrives at bus stop at 1038, we will wait for you as you should be at the car park about 1040

    July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thanks

      July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just to let you know I'm on bus gone through watnell

      July 27, 2013

  • Andy S.

    if anyone needs my number its[masked] - luckily just got phone back from being repaired, see you in the morning

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Andy do you know if the bus from Vic centre to Eastwood goes near colliers wood

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just round the corner from me so I'll pop along!

    July 26, 2013

  • Di

    Sorry Andy don't think I'll be able to make this as I already have something else arranged for tomorrow

    Hope to make the next one :)

    July 26, 2013

  • Monica

    Maybe if I manage to get up in time

    July 26, 2013

  • andy w.

    Sorry Andy I can't make this :(

    July 26, 2013

  • Sasha M.

    .... are dogs welcome?

    July 23, 2013

    • Andy S.

      yes dogs are quite welcome

      1 · July 25, 2013

    • Sasha M.

      thanks ... may try and make it if nothing crops up !

      July 25, 2013

  • susan

    Away this weekend else would have come.

    July 25, 2013

  • Fay K.

    would like a lift from Nottingham please

    July 24, 2013

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