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Sherwood Forest easy short walks less than 4 miles

July 12, 2012

Easy short walks in Sherwood Forest

Eakring– Five circular walks  1.2 to 3 miles (1.9km to 4.5km) – mostly leisurely walking but on clay so can be very sticky after heavy rain.

Oxton Village walks  Easy – 1.3 miles (2.1km) – it is not every day you can see a Listed petrol pump!  Leisurely if you walk all the way up Honeyknab Lane. This is a byway 1.3 miles(2.1km) long. It’s the only there and back walk we have included but it is very quiet, rough but firm surface, gently rising to give good views of the well wooded hills around.

Clumber National Trust walk  Easy 2.4km walk round heart of Clumber. National trust guide leaflet.

Blidworth walk 2 Leisurely – 1.6 miles (2.6km)  Pleasant stroll round the older parts of the village with ups and downs though.

Cuckney walk 1   Leisurely  – 1.7 miles (2.7km) + 0.8 mile extension. Round the village – Dam Hill has steps both sides.

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

Thoresby walks  Thoresby Estate permissive paths – easy walking and cycling.

Epperstone walk 2 Leisurely – 1.8 miles (2.9km) or  2.1miles (3.4km) if at Village Hall. No serious hills on this one though there are some steps and stiles.  Many fine buildings including a wonderful dovecote on Main Street plus a walk across the water meadow.

Warsop walk 5   Leisurely – 1.9 miles (3km) This walk links  Market Warsop and Church Warsop and includes The Carrs Local Nature Reserve, Church Warsop’s Doorstep Green, part of the Hills & Holes Site of Special Scientific Interest and a stretch alongside the River Meden.

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.

Linby walk 3  Easy – 2.1 miles (3.4km) Similar to the above but just the villages, no extra sections.

Holbeck walk 1  Leisurely – 2.2 mile(3.5km) and 3.5 mile(5.6km) routes. Mostly on quiet roads with no pavement but does have flat grass verges. High Holbeck is up the hill. A good walk round this attractive and quiet village.

Bothamsall walk 1  Leisurely – 2.4 miles (3.8km) Circular walk to Haughton Mill.

Bothamsall walk 3  Leisurely – 2.4 miles (3.8km) A short section to castle mound is on the roadside verge.

Pleasley Park Wood map

Pleasley Vale walks   has to be experienced to appreciate just how different the Vale is to the rest of Sherwood Forest. Leisurely to Moderate walking (some fairly stiff but short gradients).

Route 1            –   2.4 miles (3.8 km)      Route 2            –   2.1 miles (3.3 km)

Route 3            –   3.0miles (4.8 km)      Route 4            –   3.0miles (4.8 km)

Warsop walk 6  Leisurely – 2.5 miles (4km)  The reclaimed Warsop Main pit site at Warsop Vale form the main focus for this walk. It also takes in farmland and Sookholme Moor to the south of the village.

Epperstone walk 1 Moderate – 2.6 miles (4.2km). There is a steep hill. Some very fine views, wonderful range of wildflowers and many fine buildings including a wonderful dovecote on Main Street.

Blidworth walk 3 Leisurely – 2.8 miles (4.5km) Pleasant stroll along quiet by-way, through fields with nice pond  and the old part of the village. Some ups and downs. There are some nettles on the narrowest part.

Cuckney walk 2   Moderate – 3 miles(4.8km) – The old way into Cuckney and over Cuckney Hill.

Warsop walk 10  Leisurely – 3miles (5km) circuit around Church Warsop, taking in Collier Spring Wood and a path along the parish boundary that was only officially declared a public right of way in July 2009. It covers a variety of woodland and gives fine views from the higher ground of Cuckney Hill.

Sherwood Pines walk 1  Leisurely walk –  3.3 miles (5.3km)   Varied walk through the historic parts of the forest such as the Long Stoop (hill to climb). Try and find Robin Hood’s Whetstone (whetstones are used for sharpening blades).

Bothamsall walk 4  Leisurely – 3.3 miles (5.3km) Goes past the castle mound, then takes you to Crookford.  Best at the weekends or evenings.

Bothamsall walk 2 Leisurely – 3.4 miles (5.4km)  Best at the weekend or evenings. Footbridges at the fords. The lane out of Bothamsall is extremely quiet.

Welbeck walk 1  Leisurely – 3.6 miles (5.7km)  Through the well-kept woods and along a farm track from Welbeck tunnel entrance at  South Lodge. Good views on the way of Worksop Manor and Worksop with the spire of St John’s Church prominent. Walk back across the fields, then down to the lake and back.

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.

Warsop walk 2  Leisurely – 3.8 miles (6km) includes open fields, woodland, a farm road and an old lane. You may wish to spend time investigating Cuckney’s mill pond or stop for a drink at the Greendale Oak.

Warsop walk 3 Leisurely – 3.8 miles (6km) Now the pit has gone, nature is reclaiming the pit yard, the tip has been sensitively remodelled and new habitats created. This walk includes both of Warsop’s Sites of
Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), the Hills & Holes and Lord Stubbins Wood. The return through Collier Spring Wood provides a fascinating contrast.

Warsop walk 4  Leisurely – 3.8 miles (6km) This walk takes us around the south of the parish along all three types of right of way – byway, a bridleway and a footpath. You should enjoy fine views and see a variety of birds in the hedgerows flanking the lanes.

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