Ok I have been slacking recently on arranging walks so time for me to get back into gear, get them cogs working and plans some routes and as autumn/winter is the best time for walking, (in my opinion) shall set up a series of walks over the next few months more regularly (time permitting)!!
Starting from Newstead Train Station, part of the Robin Hood Line, which is an old mining colliery village 9 miles north of Nottingham, from here we cross over the rail road and passing a small commercial area head onto the woodland footpath and into the heart of the Newstead Abbey estate, after about 2 miles we will pass the lake and then come to Newstead Abbey (originally called St Mary's Prior) itself where there is ample places for photographs, from here we will head onwards and onto the Robin Hoods way footpath and into Abbey Wood until we reach a minor road and then a main road by Kighill, then back onto the Robin Hood's Way in southwards direction and to Top Farm, where if possible we may get the opportunity to visit a place connected to Robin Hood that isn't usually seen by the public. After this we will head past Papplewick Hall and the church of where Alan of Dale, one of Robin Hood's merry men was married by the clergyman Friar Tuck also within the church grounds is a famous tree back in the times for where robin and his men took wood to make their bows. After Papplewick we will head past church plantation and into the village of old Linby. Passing Linby Church and memorial we will head onto the path and cycle track that leads us back into Newstead Village.
Once returning to Newstead and the car park there is the Station Hotel directly across from the station where we can have a refreshing drink to finish the walk with.
• Newstead Colliery (disused)
• Limekiln wood
• Newstead Abbey
• Robin Hood Way
• Robin Hood secret location (possibly)
• Papplewick Hall and Church
• Old Linby
This is a fairly flat route overall and on some well trodden paths and tracks.
Distance - 8.37 miles (13.46 kilometres)
242.78 feet (74.00 metres) at the lowest point.
462.60 feet [masked] metres) at the highest point.
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 as it now classed as Autumn
• Snacks, Sweets etc.
• Adequate water or soft drinks
As it's Autumn 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
Sense of humour is essential!!
PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH - we will stop along the route for Lunch, the half way point is by the village of Kighill and I am not sure if there are any shops there at all so please be self-sufficient for food/drink for the day, we will pass newstead Abbey that do have a shop but this will be early into the walk and to early to stop for lunch at, but rations and supplies can be picked up here if wanted and carry until we get to our lunch location.
Please arrive at the car park by the train station in plenty of time so we can promptly start at 10.30am
If anyone is interested in catching the train to Newstead - it leaves Nottingham train station at 09.41 and arrives at 10.04 Newstead. The car park meeting point is 100m away from the station. The return trains from Newstead are 16.34 or 17.52 (£4.20 return)
Or alternatively Trent Barton bus company run the 3A service from Victoria bus station leaving at 9.05 and arriving at Newstead Triangle stop at 9.38, after alighting from the bus take a 10 - 15 minute walk straight down and along Tilford Road through Newstead Village to the train Station on the right and car park.
Also looking to do a challenge walk about January time, something a bit longer and as the title says a bit of a challenge if anyone will be interested?
Shall talk about the challenge on Sunday for anyone that's interested with possible options that may improve its appeal...