By popular demand here we go with walk number 2 for the year, this time being a bit more local, as the start point is just 6 miles from the City Centre of Nottingham, the starting point is from the 'Travellers Rest' pub car park off the B684 (Mapperley Plains).
Back in the late 19th century, the 'Travellers Rest' pub was a halfway house for goose-herders on their way to the Goose Fair.
This walk will consist of just under 12 km and will visit: Mapperley Plains, Lambley Dumbles, Lambley, Woodborough and Dorket Head.
This is part of a popular walking area and we shall also pass through some quaint villages and on towards the end of the walk we will pass a significant location that is believed to be where Nottingham's roots originates from.
UPDATED ROUTE DETAILS IN FULL:
Grid: SK 604 462
Latitude: 53 degrees 0' 36.623" N
Longitude: -1 degrees 5' 59.765" E
Elevation: 119.9 metres (393 feet)
Total Distance: 7.69 miles (12.38 Kilometres)
Elevation Range: 139.11 feet (42.40 metres) at lowest point.
462.60 feet (141.0 metres) at the highest point.
Walking Speed Average: 4.0233 km's ph (2.5 mph)
Estimated walk duration including breaks: 4 hours 15 mins
Start Walking Time: 10.45 am
Estimated Finish Time: 3 pm
The ground is a mixture of roads, hard paths and public footpaths (fields) totalling:
Public Footpaths: 9834 metres
Paths and Roads: 2546 metres
The past couple of walks I have arranged, person's have arrived late, so please make sure to plan your journey before hand and arrive at the start point on time or before 10.30 am - thank you
Anyone wanting to arrive via public transport,
The nearest bus stop is at the top of Coppice Road, Arnold
Red 7 (Premiere Travel) from Upper Parliament Street (stop P1)
Departs: 0930 Arrives: 0953 Coppice Road (Edison Way)
Bus 56 (Nottm City Buses) from Upper Parliament Street (stop P3)
Departs: 09.40 Arrives: 10.05 Coppice Road (Edison Way)
When alighting either bus: Walk to top of coppice road, turn left on to Mapperley Plains Road and continue along until see pub on right hand side of the road (Travellers Rest) 0.68 miles (13 min walk)
And now for the usual:
As always make sure you are prepared for this walk.
You will need:
• Walking boots - as being Autumn the ground could be wet and slippery in places.
• Warm clothes, Layers are good, (Jeans aren’t recommended as if they get wet they become heavy, lightweight breathable trousers are better).
• Waterproofs are essential,
• Snacks, Sweets etc.
• Adequate water or soft drinks
• Hats and gloves are always useful and worth packing in the cooler months,
The route is a well-trodden path an average fitness level would be helpful and a sense of humour is essential,
PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH - we will stop along the route for Lunch, I shall try to arrange it to be near a shop but can’t confirm this as depends on pace and timings. So please be self-sufficient for food and the day.
Once we return to the pub car park at the end of the walk, I think a refreshing drink to round the day and walk off would be appreciated, I certainly would like to sample their hospitality out.
Like usual any questions, feel free to message me or contact me via 0788 1444369