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Sherwood Forest walks 4 to 6 miles

July 12, 2012

Good walks in Sherwood Forest of about 5 miles

Sherwood Pines walk 2   Leisurely – 4 miles (6.4km) Takes you to some of the very quiet parts of the Forest. Some ups and downs – one going, two back.

Clumber walk 3  Leisurely – 4 miles (6.4km) Start at center of Clumber by the lake. Walk to the church and follow the path through the large trees (parallel to the lake).  Wander round Hardwick Village and visit the ford.

Creswell Crags walk 1  Leisurely – 4 miles (6.1km). Mostly on surfaced track/lane/pavement. Important Stone Age heritage site. Holbeck is a very attractive village with many listed buildings.

Worksop walk 1  Leisurely – 4.3 miles (7km)  Across the meadow via Broad Lane to the Welbeck tunnel entrance at  South Lodge. Good views on the way back of Worksop Manor, Manor Farm and Worksop with the spire of St John’s Church prominent. A walk back in time from the busy 21st century.

Edwinstowe  walk 1 Leisurely – 4.5 miles (7.4 Km) Takes you through centre of Edwinstowe, along the  River Maun, past Archway House, along the green ride (SSSI) and past a group of ancient oaks,  well worth visiting. Some gentle gradients but mostly fairly flat.

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.

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.

Blidworth walk 1 Leisurely – 4.6 miles (7.4km) Some arable field walking. A walk with a number of Robin Hood connections. There is an interpretation installation at the Moat.

Linby walk 2  Leisurely – 4.6 miles (7.2km). Walk the historic and attractive villagers of Linby and Papplewick.

Bothamsall walk 6 Leisurely – 4.7 miles (7.5km) Bothamsall to Bevercotes – first section is a very quiet small country lane.

Edwinstowe walk 3 Moderate – 4.7 miles (7.5km) This walk gives you a good idea of what Sherwood used to be like. Takes you through the wood grazing project and across Budby Forest South to the Thoresby Estate village of Budby with its historic post box.

Kings Clipstone walk 5 Leisurely – 5 miles (8km)  Starts at Archway Road, to Edwinstowe past Archway House and

Sookholme walk 3  Leisurely – 5.0 miles (8.0km)   Explore more of the extensive path system around Pleasley Park Wood, Little Matlock, Shirebrook Wood some of the old oaks of Birklands and returning to the village down Broad Ride and Archway Road.

Bothamsall walk 5 Moderate – 5.1 miles (8.2km)   A walk through the oil field to the edge of Clumber. Care needed crossing the A614- as it is fast, but traffic volumes not high. Cross back at the traffic light.

Ollerton walk 1  Leisurely – 5.2 miles (8.3km) Stroll from Old Ollerton to Edwinstowe High Street and the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

Kings Clipstone walk 2 Leisurely – 5.5 miles (8.8km)  A walk through Kings Clipstone to the  River Maun, and the fishing lakes, remains for the Flood Dykes, the Spa Ponds and back along the straight mile of Clipstone Drive.

Clumber walk 1  Leisurely – 5.5 miles (8.3km)Hardwick to Crookford – this walk is best or weekends or evenings – Footbridges at the fords at the Hardwick and Crookford. Warning – crossing the A614 twice.

Cuckney walk 3  Moderate – 5.5 miles(8.8km).  Similar to above with an addition of Cuckney Hay Wood and wildlife rich  permissive path along the side of the dam.  Protection needed against nettles but normally well worth it for any one interested in birds.

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