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Walk - meeting the Dumbles

For the next walk - we will go more local and stay in the county - Starting from Oxton just 8 miles north of the city of Nottingham.

Details:

From Oxton we will head south first down a minor road and then onto a footpath which takes us to the quaint village of Epperstone, the training area for Nottinghamshire police. Then following a further path head North and onwards past Norwood Farm, Roswell Wood before reaching a minor road. We now cross the road and head up a track towards Hallam and to  Thorne Abbey Farm where we turn into a north west direction and back onto a footpath to we get to Turncroft. At this point we follow the Robin Hood Way past Oxton Grange and wandering up Robin Hood Hill with a view point at the summit and an ancient iron age fort settlement remains. At the summit we will be able to see the footpath that leads back into Oxton and in particular we should be able to see the Old Green Dragon Pub where we can finish with a nice cool drink to finish of this walk.

The area I have worked out for lunch is near a garden centre/nursery where they do have a cafe but I cant guarantee it will be open so please be self sufficient with a packed lunch as usual. 

Highlights:

• Oxton (Mentioned in the Domesday book)

• Epperstone

• Robin Hood Way

• Robin Hood Hill (Viewpoint)

• Old Settlement - Fort (Oldox Camp)

Route Details:

Start:  10.00am

Finish:  4.00pm (eta) 

Distance:  9.98 miles (16.06 Kilometres)

Elevation: 

151.25 feet (46.10 metres) at the lowest point

419.95 feet (128.0 metres) at the highest point


Footpaths: 65% 

Tracks:  15% 

Roads:  20%

The Usual:

As always make sure you are prepared for this walk. 

You will need: 

• Walking boots are always the ideal footwear of choice - especially as its Winter now, where the ground can be wet and slippery so a good grip and ankle support is essential.

• Suitable clothes, Layers are good, (Jeans aren't recommended as if they get wet they become heavy) lightweight breathable trousers are better, walking trousers or sports wear.


• Waterproofs are essential as it is now Winter

• Hats & gloves - worthwhile to pack just in case 

• Snacks, Sweets etc.

• Adequate water or soft drinks


As it's Winter the weather can change so you may need waterproofs but then again it can also still be sunny too so don't forget your sunglasses also useful to bring spare warm clothing such as an extra jumper/jersey and maybe a spare pair of socks.

Sense of humour is essential!!


PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH - we will stop along the route for Lunch, but please be self-sufficient for food/drink for the day before hand.

Please arrive in plenty of time so we can promptly start at 10.00am 

(I do have a cut off time that we WILL start walking by so if you arrive late I cant guarantee we will be there still waiting)

When I plan the route beforehand I have to calculate Winter daylight times for the safety of the group and benefit to you all.

Thanks

Andy



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  • Di

    Great walkwith some beautiful views and lovely people! My mud bath after slipping over on a hill was un unexpected bonus lol! Thanks once again Andy :)

    February 2, 2014

  • susan

    Glorious mud! Good day, thanks everyone, especially Andy!

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • Sarah s.

    Great day with good crowd ..... Thanks to Andy for organising :)

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • Ali

    Good dirty fun (with all the mud) and lovely people

    3 · February 1, 2014

  • Mark

    Dear Andy, Apologies but I am unable to come on the walk today. Hope it goes well. Many thanks Mark

    February 1, 2014

  • Andy S.

    UPDATE: weather forecast for tomorrow is dry and cloudy from 9am until 6pm with possible outbreaks of sunshine around 3pm, it is expected to rain tonight for periods so it will be wet and potentially muddy under foot tomorrow, temperatures are the same as today (Friday) which is slightly warmer than earlier in the week.
    So my advice is to wear the right footwear and wrap up warm with waterproofs too, As usual if you have any problems then my mobile is[masked], see you all at 10 in the morning all ready to go - Andy

    January 31, 2014

    • Paul

      I hope it's still going ahead even if it's raining

      January 31, 2014

    • Andy S.

      I shall be there if its rain, shine or even a tsunami

      January 31, 2014

  • Cecilia

    Hi, I would like to join but I live in Beeston and takes me more than an hour by bus getting there. Is anyone leaving from near Beeston to there that is able to give me a ride?

    January 31, 2014

    • karl

      Hi Cecilia I am coming from south Nottingham, I can pick you up at 09:00 am.

      January 31, 2014

  • Sarah s.

    Bringing 2 with me now :)

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry no longer able to come

    January 28, 2014

  • Susan Parfrement P.

    I would have loved to get to this. Unfortunately, I will be going to London. Next time hey!

    January 27, 2014

  • Andy S.

    I watch my son play rugby on Sunday's so can only do walks on a Sunday out of the rugby season (summer), sorry

    January 27, 2014

  • Donna F.

    Hi I work Saturdays will any walks take place on a Sunday ??

    January 26, 2014

  • Bekkie

    Wish i could go but im working this weekend :-(

    January 26, 2014

  • Gerrard S.

    Sounds like a good one. Need to check the weather but I'm a yes for now.

    January 26, 2014

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