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June 10, 2012

Famed for its Maypole celebrations on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, Wellow is  a very attractive village. With over forty acres of common land, is second only to Southwell as the largest  common land acreage north of Watford.

It is unusual in not being in  the Domesday Book having been settled when the villagers had to leave Rufford when the monastery was founded.  Spend a pleasant few hours wandering round the village, the greens and North and South Dark Lanes. Wellow Park wood  is noted for having one of the largest surviving stands of Wych Elm in the country.

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Wellow Village website and the  Wellow entry on the Nottinghamshire History website


the ancient forest of Birklands to the ancient meeting site of Thynghowe.

Wellow Village map

Wellow walk 1  Easy walking – 1.7 miles (2.7km) Wellow Village walk  Recommended

Wellow walk 2   Leisurely – 2.0miles (3.2km) except for the 142 steps at the old railway cutting. A short varied walk, with a small diversion to see Wellow’s famous Maypole Green

Ollerton walk 2 Leisurely – 4.5 miles (7.2km)   Start this highly rated walk in the attractive centre of Old Ollerton. It takes in Wellow with its famous maypole and Rufford Country Park with its abbey ruins. A very varied walk with some great views. Warning –  flight of 141 steps down and up at old railway cutting. Add extra for walking round Old Ollerton, Wellow (see the village map) and Rufford Country Park. Recommended

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