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June 10, 2012

Sookholme Lane is a quiet byway and bridleway link to Market Warsop. In the other direction Bath Lane, also a bridleway, links to Shirebrook Wood and Shirebrook, via Sookholme Bath.

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The former farming community was always a small hamlet never having been affected by the growth  that the coal mining industry  brought to many villages in Sherwood Forest. The redundant farm buildings have now been converted to homes  which as brought a surge in population from tiny to small .

Bath Lane gets its name from the pool fed a  sacred spring associated with healing rheumatism.

Sookholme was such a quiet backwater the  Notts history website entry only deals with the chapel.


Sookholme walk 1  Leisurely – 4.6 miles (7.4km)  It is hard to believe that much of this woodland and farming route is reclaimed pit tip. Sookholme is a quaint little hamlet.

Sookholme walk 2   Leisurely – 3.7 miles (5.9km) + 1.3 miles(2.1km) extension  This is lovely quiet walk round the ponds and woods of Shirebrook Wood with an extension to Pleasley Vale. Recommended rail crossing has good visibility but be CAREFUL.

Sookholme walk 3  Leisurely – 5.0 miles (8.0km)   Explore more of the extensive path system around Pleasley Park Wood, Little Matlock, Shirebrook Wood. Recommended rail crossing has good visibility but be CAREFUL.


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