Archive | December, 2019

Advice For Seasonal Walks in Nottinghamshire in Soggy Conditions

24 Dec

One of the most popular activities in the Christmas holidays is to go for a walk to burn off the calories accumulated during the festivities. However, the weather in Nottinghamshire in the last few months has been so wet that many of the walks in my blog have been affected. Most of the walks have sections in fields or on grassy paths that are now either muddy or under standing water. They are still possible for those who are determined and have good footwear but sliding around with wet feet isn’t pleasant for anyone just wanting a nice walk in the country.

I thought that it would be a good idea to highlight some of my walks that I think should be relatively unaffected by the recent downpours as they mostly stay on good firm tracks.

Walk 12:Haywood Oaks and Blidworth

Walk 17: Mansfield to Rainworth

Walk 30: Edwinstowe, the Major Oak and the River Maun

Walk 39: Blidworth Wood

Walk 42: Newark, Queens Sconce and Newark Castle

Walk 43 – Tracks around Boundary Wood near Blidworth and Rainworth

Walk 48: Newstead Abbey, Papplewick and Linby

Walk 52 Sherwood Pines and Vicar Water

Walk 53 – Newstead Abbey, Nomanshill Wood and Harlow Wood, Ravenshead

Walk 54 Clipstone and the River Maun

Walk 56: Hazel Gap and the Thynghowe Trail in Sherwood Forest

Walk 57: Ollerton, Boughton Brake and the River Maun

Walk 58 – Farndon and the River Trent

Walk 59: Rainworth and Strawberry Hill