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A lengthy Leicestershire walk in the north west of the county. The walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line. There are some opportunities for refreshments during the walk.
This Leicestershire walk explores the northwest of the county. The walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line. There are some opportunities for refreshments during the walk.
A pleasant and easy walk in Nottinghamshire encompassing tree-side tracks, open fields, the River Trent, Clifton Village and a farm.
This circular walk in rural Leicestershire climbs two of the county's most popular hills - Old John and Beacon Hill. In addition, the route includes visits to Ulverscroft Priory and the pretty village of Newtown Linford.
Great easy walk from the center of Nottingham to view the green spaces of Wollaton Park and the University of Nottingham then spot Robin Hood on the way back at Nottingham Castle.
This urban walk visits sites associated with the planning of the rebellion, activities of government agents, preparations by the authorities to suppress the rising and the aftermath. This is Walk 1 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
This Leicestershire walk starts from the attractive village of Rearsby and explores the countryside and villages lying to the east. The route also includes a section of the Leicestershire Round.
This walk is about 5.5 miles long, starting and ending at the village of Hoby. There are fine views across the undulating Leicestershire countryside from the elevated ground near Ragdale Hall. The route and footpaths are well maintained with visible waymarkers and only a few stiles. Most paths are across crop or pasture fields but note some fields may contain bullocks depending on the time of year.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. In 1817 Heanor was a small settlement next to Heanor Hall and estate, where most were miners in shallow ‘bell pits’, quarrymen and domestic framework stocking knitters. Men from the area were to join the rebels as they marched from South Wingfield and Pentrich on 10th June 1817. This is Walk 10 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. After walking through the night the rebels reached the crossing of the Erewash River at Langley Bridge. They were to stop for refreshment here at the Junction Navigation Inn, now the Great Northern public house, before continuing their march towards Eastwood. This is Walk 11 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
A moderate walk for all weathers on well trodden tracks through varied terrain including woodland, along a reservoir and on open tracks with great views over the outer Nottinghamshire Countryside.
Walk through the small market town of Market Bosworth, a stroll by the canal, and a walk through fields that may have been fought over in the Battle of Bosworth; the last significant battle of the war of the roses in 1485.
A lovely walk starting in the market town of Bingham, Nottinghamshire. Leading into the quiet countryside with mosty well-kept paths to Car Colston, where you can have a well-deserved refreshing drink in a dog friendly pub, before heading back to Bingham.
This circular walk in Nottinghamshire starts from the attractive village of Linby, a conservation village, and uses part of the dismantled Great Northern Railway line to get to Newstead Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian Priory built by Henry II in 1170. The return to Linby is through Abbey Woods and Papplewick village.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. After visiting the Butterley Works, the rebels continued their march through the night of the 9th June 1817 towards Nottingham. At Codnor they sought refreshment and shelter from the rain in public houses and continued their search for weapons, being joined by those from Ripley, Heage, Swanwick and Alfreton. This is Walk 9 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
This circular walk to the east of Leicester follows a section of the Leicestershire Round. The walk visits the villages of Somerby, Thorpe Satchville, Owston and, of course, Twyford.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Ripley was a smaller town than Pentrich, but it played an important part in the Pentrich Revolution. There was much support here for reform and many joined the rebels’ march. This is Walk 8 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
This circular Nottinghamshire walk explores a section of the River Trent and the surrounding countryside. The route includes the villages of Gunthorpe, Caythorpe and Hoveringham.
This circular route starts from Heage Windmill and follows parts of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution story. This is Walk 4 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
This Leicestershire walk explores the area to the west and north of the village of Croft, which lies to the south-east of Leicester. The walk uses paths and bridleways and a section of road walking to complete the route.
This circular route starts from The Dog Inn and follows parts of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution story. The largest community in the area in 1817, Pentrich was the centre of planning for the rebellion in Derbyshire. En-route see the commemorative plaques placed by the Pentrich Historical Society. This is Walk 5 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution where many joined the rising from the Swanwick area, where discontent among miners and framework knitters had already been expressed in Luddite activity and an active Hampden Club. The walk will also pass the interesting industrial heritage of the area. This is Walk 7 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
A linear Leicestershire walk which uses paths and bridleways to explore the countryside to the south and east of the Billesdon. Return to the start can be made using Centrebus route 747 which has a regular service between Skeffington and Billesdon.
This Leicestershire walk explores the countryside and villages to the southeast of Countesthorpe. The route includes a section of the Leicestershire Round long distance footpath.
A pleasant amble through the Leicestershire countryside that lies to the south of Countesthorpe. The route visits the village of Peatling Magna before heading north back to the start.
A short Leicestershire walk that explores the countryside to the south of Great Glen. The walk also includes a short section of the Grand Union Canal including Crane's Lock.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. Alfreton, an historic town recorded in the Domesday Book, was an important centre in 1817, as a crossroads for the Turnpike roads between Chesterfield, Derby, Nottingham, and the High Peak, and centre of the most important coal mining area in the county. This is Walk 6 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. After leaving South Wingfield, on the night of the 9th June 1817, the rebels passed through the Fritchley area, visiting farms to demand weapons and men as they marched towards Nottingham. Retrace some of their steps on this walk and discover some anecdotes about that period. This is Walk 3 Fritchley from the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group.
An easy walk in the countryside around Alfreton and Oakerthorpe area going through fields and bluebell woodlands with nice views onto Amber valley.
This walk visits sites associated with the story of Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution. Home of many of the rebels and starting point for their march following previous protests at low wages, Luddite attacks, rick burning, and reform, support for the Hampden Club. This is Walk 2 of the Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution group.
The historic Nottinghamshire Minster town of Southwell is the seat of the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. The Minster is globally important for the exceptional quality carvings ‘The Leaves of Southwell’. The town is famous for the original Bramley Apple tree which was sown in 1809, the fact that Charles 1st spent his final night in the town before he was taken to London for execution. Lord Byron also lived here. The Workhouse on the edge of town is a popular National Trust property.
Enjoy the great views and history around Cromford Canal and Sheep Pasture Top views. Go up into the woods learning all about the local industry before enjoying the view onto Derwent valley at the top, then finish your walk with a nice drink at the pub.
A good mixed terrain walk with great views. The early footpath rising through the woods was not well used so poorly defined.
A circular walk around Middleton Top area. The 360° view offered by Harboro' Rocks over Carsington Water reservoir is incredible. It is also an opportunity to have a closer look at the windmills.
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