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Farnsfield, Newstead Village and Ravenshead

May 5, 2012


Farnsfield History Society  have an excellent website.


Robin Hood Hill – Farnsfield walk   Moderate (takes about 3 hours) –  6.9 miles ( Iron Age fort and good views over Sherwood Forest from the heights. Recommended

Newstead village

This started life as a mining village to the west of Newstead Abbey. The community have been working hard to regenerate their community with ambitious plans for a Country Park.


Linby walk 1  Leisurely – 6 miles  (9.6km) This is a really good walk. Wander round the picturesque villages of Linby and Papplewick plus beautiful Newstead Abbey.  The old rail line has an interesting range of wild flowers in the pools and bogs. Recommended


Ravenshead lies at the gates of Newstead Abbey.  Until the 1960s when Ravenshead was created the settlement went by the by the name of Fishpool. It became a parish in 1987.


Newstead walk 1   Leisurely – 6.5 miles (10.4km) A chance to see more of Newstead than most visitors. Walking round the Abbey grounds hasn’t been included in the distance.



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