For those members who are more active and like to get a bit of fresh air in their lungs, we organise a programme of small group (usually no more than 16 people) walks by minibus or public transport. Most of these are day walks, but we also have an annual walking holiday for 3 or 4 days where we can go a bit further afield (see below).
Our day minibus walks generally involve a distance of 5-7 miles (nothing too strenuous!), usually finishing up at a nice café, often at a National Trust property. We tend to naturally space out as we walk, so you can either choose to walk by yourself in solitary contemplation of the beautiful countryside or have a good chat as you mooch along. Our day walks by minibus for 2020 are as follows:-
Thursday 16th April – Belton-in-Rutland to Egleton Nature Reserve (Rutland Water)
Wednesday 6th May – Wetton Mill to Ilam Hall (NT) (Peak District)
Thursday 11th June – Brassington to Tissington (Peak District)
Wednesday 5th August – Harringworth to Fineshade Wood (Northamptonshire)
Thursday 17th September – Deep Hayes Country Park to Froghall Wharf (Staffordshire)
We also organise a short walking holiday by minibus, usually of 3-4 days duration, so that we can go a bit further afield. In recent years we have visited the Yorkshire Dales, Constable Country, the Wye Valley in Wales and East Sussex. Our walking holiday in 2019 was based at Port Erin on the Isle of Man. We were blessed with glorious weather and took the opportunity to use our NT membership cards to visit a number of Manx National Heritage properties.
Our 2020 Walking Holiday will explore the Shropshire Hills, based in Shrewsbury. Please note that this holiday is already fully booked, but if you would like to go on the ‘wait list’ in case of a cancellation, you can make a request via the ‘Contact’ tab above.
We also have a programme of occasional shorter walks using public transport in and near Nottingham. Plans during 2020 are as follows:-
Saturday 14th March – Southwell and The Workhouse (NT)
Saturday 25th July – ‘Romans in Derby’ (Roman Well to Darley Abbey Park and return)
Friday 2nd October – Worksop and Mr Straw’s House (NT)
Further details and booking forms for all our walks will be printed in the 2020 newsletters sent to all members.