LAST MINUTE SPACE FOR NEW FOREST TRIP THIS WEEKEND
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Are you at a loose end this bank holiday? Plans fallen through? Here's your chance for a last minute getaway!
N.b. Vacancy is male, but MAY be able to swap for female if you're quick enough.
Here is an early pre bank holiday reminder for next Wednesdays evening walk in Lowdham. This is a lovely 6 mile walk, starting at St Mary's Church in Lowdham (NG14 7BQ, SK663468) at 7pm. Walking from Lowdham across the fields towards Lambley to reach and explore Ploughman Wood before returning to the start point by following the Cocker Beck stream. At the end of the walk there is the option to visit the nearby Worlds End Inn, which according to the website is 'one of Britain's finest Inns'.
Ploughman Wood was covered in Bluebells at the time of my reccy in early May and is a hidden gem. See the website http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves/ploughman-wood/ for further information.
The route & map of my planned walk can be viewed here: http://db.tt/anoqh5A6
There is a large free car park at St Mary's church which can be used for parking. Trains and buses frequently run from Nottingham to Lowdham, see http://www.nctx.co.uk/lines/pathfinder/ for more information.
What more could you want from a walk, apart from some decent summer weather! I look forward to seeing you there.
In a change to the original program I will now be leading this Saturday's walk from Matlock. It starts from Matlock railway station at 10:30. For those catching the train the 09:18dep from Nottingham (09:50dep from Derby) arrives 10:18 into Matlock. If you're travelling by bus the 09:50 Transpeak departure from Derby bus station arrives 10:35 at Matlock rail station. I will wait for the bus until 10:45 if it is late.
The walk itself is a pleasant amble up to Darley Dale via Bonsall and Winster finishing with the Open Arts Festival in Darley Dale. The weather looks reasonable so get the Bank Holiday off to a good start with your favourite local walking group!
We are a group of people aged between 20 & 40 (ish) who love to walk and socialise together. We have around 300 members and organise walks every single weekend of the year, and regular social events too.
Come along and join us for a couple of walks and experience this fun and friendly group for yourself, or come to one of our regular pub meets and talk to us in person.
Take a look around our website and feel free to contact us with any questions or ask a question on the Message Board!
NDWG has 2 objectives:
Walking is our primary goal and our group (as you may have gathered already) spans both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and caters predominantly for people in their 20s and 30s. We welcome walkers of all abilities to join us on one of our many varied walks on offer. Our walks programme is available here.We have day walks every week, often with a choice of walks and weekends away once or twice a month.
Socialising is fundamental to our group activities and our Social Programme offers socials every two weeks.
If you would like to join the group take a look at how to join.
The NDWG was set up in 1997 by Kevin Matthews and Sarah Rich who met on an overseas walking holiday in Alpbach, Austria and thought it would be a great idea to see a young people's walking group set up back home
The NDWG membership has now increased to around 340 members, with the majority of us being active members. The group is a great way to explore the outdoors and meet new people. Our day walks regularly attract over 40 people (mostly over 2 walks) on a Sunday.
We also offer walks on Saturday and on Wednesday evenings during the summer, as well as weekends away all over the UK (stopping over in a YHA or bunkhouse). We also offer less strenuous 'New Start Walks' aimed at people new to the group.
We are a local branch of The Ramblers' Association (RA) and are now part of their ever increasing number of local young persons' groups. To support the work carried out by the RA, we work to protect our local rights of way by surveying paths and reporting any problems. We also help to defend the beauty of our local countryside by running regular conservation weekends, often at rock bottom accommodation prices and with a social side too.
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