Region: East Midlands

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The Category Amber Valley is a subset of Derbyshire.

 

The following Amber Valley Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Alfreton and District Rambling Club

- Alfreton & District U3A

- Belper & District U3A

- Walking for Health - Amber Valley

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The Category Bassetlaw is a subset of Nottinghamshire.

 

The following Bassetlaw Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Retford U3A

- Worksop & District U3A

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The Category Blaby is a subset of Leicestershire.

 

The following Blaby Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Countesthorpe U3A

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The Category Bolsover is a subset of Derbyshire.

 

The following Bolsover Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bolsover District U3A

- Five Pits Trail

- Pleasley Pit Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

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The Category Boston is a subset of Lincolnshire.

 

The following Boston Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Boston Borough Council

Category Chesterfield
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The Category Chesterfield is a subset of Derbyshire.

 

The following Chesterfield Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Chesterfield Borough Council

- Chesterfield U3A

Category Corby
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The Category Corby is a subset of Northamptonshire.

 

The following Corby Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Great Oakley & District U3A

Category Derby
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The Category Derby is a subset of Derbyshire.

 

The following Derby Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Derby U3A

Category Derbyshire Dales
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The Category Derbyshire Dales is a subset of Derbyshire.

 

The following Derbyshire Dales Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Ashbourne & District U3A

- Bakewell Area U3A

- Hope Valley U3A

- Walking for Health - Derbyshire Dales

Category Erewash
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The Category Erewash is a subset of Derbyshire.

 

The following Erewash Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Ilkeston U3A

Category Gedling
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The Category Gedling is a subset of Nottinghamshire.

 

The following Gedling Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Gedling

Category Harborough
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The Category Harborough is a subset of Leicestershire.

 

The following Harborough Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- South Leicestershire U3A

Category High Peak
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The Category High Peak is a subset of Derbyshire.

 

The following High Peak Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Buxton & District U3A

- Glossop U3A

- Hayfield - Walkers Are Welcome

- High Peak Borough Council

Category Kettering
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The Category Kettering is a subset of Northamptonshire.

 

The following Kettering Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Kettering

Category Leicester
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The Category Leicester is a subset of Leicestershire.

 

The following Leicester Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Leicester U3A

Category Melton
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The Category Melton is a subset of Leicestershire.

 

The following Melton Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Melton Mowbray U3A

Category North Kesteven
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The Category North Kesteven is a subset of Lincolnshire.

 

The following North Kesteven Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Heath U3A - Lincoln

- Walking for Health - North Kesteven

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The Category North Lincolnshire is a subset of Lincolnshire.

 

The following North Lincolnshire Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Haxey Parish - Walkers Are Welcome

- Walking for Health - North Lincolnshire

Category Oadby & Wigston
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The Category Oadby & Wigston is a subset of Leicestershire.

 

The following Oadby & Wigston Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Oadby and Wigston U3A

Category Peterborough
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The Category Peterborough is a subset of Northamptonshire.

 

The following Peterborough Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Langdyke Countryside Trust

- Walking for Health - Peterborough

Category Rushcliffe
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The Category Rushcliffe is a subset of Nottinghamshire.

 

The following Rushcliffe Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Rushcliffe

Category Rutland
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The Category Rutland is a subset of East Midlands.

 

The following Rutland Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Rutland

Category South Kesteven
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The Category South Kesteven is a subset of Lincolnshire.

 

The following South Kesteven Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Deepings U3A

- Stamford U3A

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The Category South Northamptonshire is a subset of Northamptonshire.

 

The following South Northamptonshire Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - South Northamptonshire

Category East Midlands
Overview

'Because of its geographical size the Region has divided itself into five County Networks of U3As: [1] Derbyshire - - - : [2] Leicestershire & Rutland - - - : [3] Lincolnshire - - - : [4] Northamptonshire - - - : [5] Nottinghamshire.'

Overview

'Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks ... helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle.'

Category Amber Valley
Overview

'The Amber Valley area offers many opportunities for walkers, horse riders and cyclists of all abilities to get out and about.  There's a wide variety of way-marked routes that include spectacular scenery, quaint villages and fascinating local history.'

Category Amber Valley
Overview

'Our Group was formed in April 1976, in mid-Derbyshire, and now has 210+ members, from a wide variety of backgrounds and age groups, but all with a common love of the countryside ... Walks are in all parts of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, and it will be noted from our programme that we also go away for long week ends twice a year to places such as Devon, the Lake District, Wales, and Northumbria. Members have also tackled the Three Peaks of Yorkshire and walked the Pennine Way in the past.'

Category Melton
Overview

'Asfordby Parish consists of three villages, Asfordby, Asfordby Valley and Asfordby Hill, which are situated to the north of the River Wreake near to the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire ... Land to the south of Asfordby is characterised by water meadows and wash-land areas while the valley setting is emphasised by rising, mainly pasture, land to the north.'

Description from

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Category Ashfield
Overview

'The district consists of three towns and many smaller villages situated in beautiful countryside that offers expansive views, especially from the highest points in Nottinghamshire, which sit within Ashfield.'

Category Broxtowe
Overview

'This site of special scientific interest (SSSI) is one of the most important sites for conservation in the East Midlands. In 1929 sand and gravel extraction began, providing materials and infrastructure in the Nottingham area.  After a period of restoration the now water-filled pits and islands provide food, shelter and freedom from disturbance for many species of wildlife.'

Category Amber Valley
Overview

Usually held Mid September. Typically over three dozen walks of various levels of difficulty at various locations in Amber Valley and Erewash.

Category Peterborough
Overview

Descriptions of a series of circular walks issued by Parishes in Barnack Ward.

Category Bassetlaw
Overview

'Bassetlaw District Council, Clumber Park National Trust and Bassetlaw PCT have joined up to promote the Department of Health Change4Life message to "Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer!" The Walking in Bassetlaw ... booklet contains information on Health Walks, Independent Walks, Cycling, Pedometer Loan Scheme and much more ...'

Category Peterborough
Size (acreage)520
Overview

'211 hectares (520 acres) of ancient woodland in Cambridgeshire, in the United Kingdom. It is a national nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest owned and managed by the Forestry Commission.'

Description from

Wikipedia

Category Blaby
Overview

'The Council has a wide range of fantastic green spaces, these provide the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.'

Category Bolsover
Overview

'Set amongst attractive countryside, the district is served by a network of accessible trails and walks. These walks meander through towns and villages incorporating disused railway tracks and public rights of way. Each trail has its own information leaflet detailing each walk and highlighting the interesting features en-route.'

Category Boston
Overview

'Founded in the year 1970 ... We are a lively, friendly and broad-age range group and you're very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.'

Category Boston
Size (acreage)50
Overview

'Founded in 2001, The Boston Woods Trust was formed to provide the people of Boston with a much needed amenity for recreational purposes including walking, bird watching and cycling.'

Category Charnwood
Size (acreage)830
Overview

'Extending to 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside the Park has a wild and rugged aspect that you do not expect to find so close to the city with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old ...'

Description from

The Bradgate Park Trust

Category Oadby & Wigston
Overview

'Since opening in 1999, Brocks Hill Country Park has received increasing interest as a place for informal recreation and now attracts over 150,000 visitors per year ...'

Category Broxtowe
Overview

'Explore the beautiful borough of Broxtowe on foot  ...'

Overview

'Leisurely walking group catering for older walkers who wish to enjoy a stroll through the countryside on a weekly basis. They meet each Thursday at 10am and each walk takes about 2 hours.  About once a month the walk is in the Parish of Bugbrooke but on other occasions a short car journey is taken to surrounding villages with the walk starting and finishing from the agreed parking place. '

Category South Kesteven
Overview

'The gardens and parkland that you see today at Burghley were largely designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown in the 18th century. Today, sweeping vistas down to the spires of Stamford with the backdrop of the House create the perfect canvas for open air classical concerts, wedding receptions, events or just a quiet stroll with the dog.'

Category Melton
Size (acreage)85
Overview

'One of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire. The well-preserved Iron Age hill fort dramatically crowns a steep-sided promontory of land reaching 210m (690 ft), with superb views. A prominent landmark and ready-made arena, the hill has long been a place for public recreation. As well as the grassy hilltop the country park offers diverse wildlife habitats and varied areas to visit ... Since 1970 Leicestershire County Council has leased this 35 hectare site from the Ernest Cook Trust.'

Category West Lindsey
Overview

'Around Caistor and the Lincolnshire Wolds we’re absolutely spoilt for walks, so why not come and see for yourself. Described by the Guardian as a "rambler's paradise", we have some of the best walks in Lincolnshire. So whether you’re looking for short walks, long walks, gudied walks, historic walks, woody walks, hilly walks, pub walks or dog walks, we have it all in and around Caistor.'

Category Daventry
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Canons Ashby is a hidden treasure in the heart of rural Northamptonshire; the Rose of the Shires. Built near the site of a 13th-century priory, the Elizabethan manor house is set in a tranquil ancient landscape ... '

Description from

National Trust

Category Leicester
Size (acreage)250
Overview

'Castle Hill Country Park, located on the north western fringe of the city, is one of Leicester's largest and more recent parks ... Established in the early 1980's the park comprises some 250 acres of grassland, plantation and broad leaved woodland. The A46, Leicester Western By Pass divides the park into two linear sections'.

Description from

Leicester City Council

Category Derby
Overview

'The Club exists to promote rambling and walking. Chiefly walks are in Derbyshire in the Peak district, though occasionally walks drift further afield by way of variety. We are open to everyone regardless of status, and welcome new members. Walks are planned and led by various members, and new ideas for walks are always needed, we do not want to get into a rut!'

Category Charnwood
Overview

Access PDFs of about a score of walks around and about Charnwood; also a number of related documents.

Category Derbyshire Dales
Size (acreage)1000
Overview

'Chatsworth's Park covers about 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) and is open to the public free of charge all year-round, except for the south-east section, known as the Old Park, which is not open since it is used for breeding by the herds of red and fallow deer.'

Description from

Chatsworth

See also

Chatsworth Walk [Discover Derbyshire and the Peak District]

Category Chesterfield
Overview

'Our programme contains regular walks throughout the year from four miles upwards and from easy to strenuous. There are walks accessible by public transport and by car. We feature themed walks, evening walks, and rambles for the visually impaired – and are the main contributor to the local Walking Festival.'

Category Chesterfield
Overview

'Put simply, we are a friendly group of people who enjoy walking around the Peak District and Chesterfield area. We are a relaxed and informal group who want to combine walking with other activities including social events and weekends away. Our goal is to offer a wide range of walks and events that best suits all of our members.'

ALERT 'Unfortunately, the Chesterfield 20 - 40s walking group (aka Chesterfield Young Ramblers) has been dissolved.'

Category Bassetlaw
Size (acreage)3800
Overview

'Clumber is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres. Clumber Park was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are glimpses of its grand past to explore - from the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a "cathedral in miniature", you can follow in the footsteps of dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden, where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past ...'

Description from

National Trust

See also

Mr Straw's House [National Trust]

Overview

'The parish of Coleorton has an extensive network of public footpaths. Some say this is because workers at Coleorton Hall would walk the shortest distance across the fields from their outlying cottages. But looking at some of the footpaths on the map they seem much more random. We also have parts of The Ivanhoe Way which is a circular route around Leicestershire and the Mining Heritage Trail.'

Category Corby
Overview

'You will find lots of useful information about how you can become more active through walking and appreciate what Corby Borough has to offer in the way of local parks and open spaces.'

ALERT This Entry originally contained Links to details of the 34-mile Around Corby Walk. See instead now the description in GPS Cycle and Walking Routes.

ALERT Also, the Corby Area is now serviced by  North Northamptonshire Council.

See also

Around Corby [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes]

Category Corby
Overview

Usually held late May/early June.

ALERT Link replaced by one to within the Corby Area of North Northamptonshire Council.

Category East Midlands
Overview

'The East Midlands encompasses a host of interesting places to explore. In the west is the Peak District National Park, with wonderful days of walking. Lincolnshire to the east is England's 2nd largest county, and is an outstanding area of ever-changing landscapes, from magnificent Lincoln Minster to stunning Stamford, a famous Stone town. In between there are lovely rivers, ancient castles, historical tales and arresting architecture to uncover - real gems which many don't know of, but which maybe they should!'

Category Daventry
Size (acreage)140
Overview

'There are circular, way marked and hard-surfaced trails through woodlands, meadows and close to the reservoir with wheelchair accessible bird hides to stop and view the wildlife. With its large reservoir where you can feed the ducks, adventure playground, numerous picnic spots, nature trail and a wealth of wildlife, Daventry Country Park is a great family day out.'

Category Northampton
Size (acreage)500
Overview

'Delapré is one of the most beautiful public gardens in Northampton and its grounds and the gardens can be enjoyed at all times of the year. This attractive area of 8 acres lies in the southern part of the town just off the main London Road, with open parkland of about 500 acres adjoining the Gardens. At the southern end of the Delapre estate lie Delapre Woods. These were originally cleared and planted when the gardens were laid out. Some fine oak, sweet chestnut and beech remain from this planting.'

Category Derby
Overview

'Before you join the Group why not come out on some walks with us. Just contact the leader of any walk you are interested in and find out if it is suitable for you and that you have the right fitness, equipment etc. We hope to see you out in Derbyshire ...'

Category Derby
Size (acreage)20
Overview

'Derby Arboretum was the first public park in Britain and was a trend-setter in that Central Park in New York was based upon its design! Located just south of the city centre, it's a Grade II listed picturesque park with a fine collection of trees.'

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Discover Derby

Category Derby
Overview

'As part of our countryside management work, we have got together a series of free walks and activities which are led by local groups.'

Category Derby
Overview

'Derby Nomad Ramblers offer a warm welcome with walks on almost every Sunday in pleasant company, predominantly in the beautiful Peak District. The club also walks on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month ... A reputation as the hardest walking club in Derbyshire was acquired in the early years, but the Club has mellowed and mellowed and the Programme now offers a range of walks with something to suit most abilities.'

Category Derby
Overview

'Derby has many fine parks and gardens for public use. There are over 375 parks and open spaces covering 13% of Derby City (900 hectares), which is equivalent to 2200 football pitches.'

Category Derby
Overview

'We are a small, friendly walking club of varying abilities. Our Programme aims to be inclusive, so walks range from about four miles to twelve, with the occasional longer one thrown in for the more intrepid! Most walks take place on a Sunday:- a full day once a fortnight; - a morning ramble on one of the remaining Sundays. Also, monthly on a Tuesday: - a short to medium walk. In the winter, we have a monthly evening meeting, but this is replaced by a walk in the summer.'

Category Derbyshire
Overview

'Walking is a great way to explore the countryside, take up exercise and to get around. Whether out for fun, visiting friends and family or walking to work, there are over 300km of Greenways and 5,145km of other Rights of Way in Derbyshire to help you on your way.'

Category Derbyshire Dales
Overview

'Picturesque villages and bustling market towns with historic buildings, speciality shops and local produce ...wooded valleys overlooked by spectacular crags and cut by sparking rivers. The Derbyshire Dales has all of this - a perfect choice for a day out, a weekend break or a longer holiday.'

Category Rutland
Overview

'Rutland is the perfect place for walking and has long attracted ramblers who enjoy finding their way around the tiny villages, little known tracks and country lanes. One of the best features is that you’re never far away from a great village pub!'

Category East Midlands
Overview

'A landscape of gentle rural valleys and vibrant urban cultures. Find out about the region's magnificent limestone landscapes and national parks. Explore Britain's turbulent agricultural history and find the clues for it in the landscape today. Discover some of Britain's most diverse cities and relish its variety and cuisine. Understand how the urban centres of Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Lincoln grew into thriving towns.'

Overview

'Formed in 1989 to save and improve local paths. We now have 140 members and run a series of regular, all year round, guided walks.'

Category Corby
Overview

'Situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. The Heritage Centre in the converted coach house and stables houses a display featuring the history of Corby and the development of the iron and steel industry in the town.'

Overview

'A network of footpaths and bridleways allow you to plan anything from a short walk to a full days hike. '

Category Erewash
Overview

The River Erewash 'gives its name to the Erewash Valley, which has a rich industrial history, and the local government district and borough of Erewash, which was named after the river when the former borough of Ilkeston and urban district of Long Eaton were united with some of the surrounding rural areas in 1974'.

Download from the Website PDFs of about two dozen 'Country Walks' in and around Erewash.

Category Derbyshire
Overview

Access to details of a wide range of Great Walks, Guided Walks and Town Trails.

Size (acreage)200
Overview

'There's always something to see or hear when looking out over the reedbeds of Far Ings, whether it's the sound of the reeds as they sway in a gentle breeze, the song of hidden warblers or bearded tits, the eerie boom of a bittern, or a marsh harrier drifting over then disappearing into the reedbed ...'

Description from

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Category South Derbyshire
Overview

'Formed as a Findern Parish Council Working party in 1998, initially with four members. Since those early days, we have grown to a Group of about twelve members, some of whom are Parish Councillors. We are a diverse group, we range in ages up to our oldest members who are in their seventies! Some of us have disabilities. We are proud to have a group of youngsters who help us with our projects. Everyone is valued for the skills they bring to the Group.'

Category Daventry
Overview

'Flore now has some nominated local walks to do around our village ...'

Category Blaby
Overview

'Local farmer Henry Archer made if possible for Blaby District Council to acquire land to provide the public with a large countryside area which is now called Fosse Meadows. The land had been used as farmland and so to diversify the landscape and habitats, woodlands were designed and over 30,000 trees have now been planted ...'

Category Boston
Overview

'The newly-opened wetland trail is a circular route around the developing wet grassland with views over to the saltmarsh. The lagoon trail is only partially suitable for wheelchair access, although the hide is accessible. Excellent views of many of the birds can be had from the car park. The wetland trail is also only partially accessible to wheelchairs.'

Description from

RSPB

Category Gedling
Size (acreage)240
Overview

'Gedling Country Park opened in style with a special community day launch on Saturday 28 March 2015 ... There are multiple paths that weave their way through the woodlands and grasslands that make up the rich flora and fauna within the country park. It has a rich diversity of wildlife, mining heritage and green credentials along with a network of paths, trails and viewpoints that creates a destination to be proud of. ...'

Category East Lindsey
Overview

'A dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash ...  A spectacular new £1m Visitor Centre at Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve will begin to take shape over the coming months. It replaces the former visitor centre, which suffered extensive flood damage during the storm surge in December 2013.'

Description from

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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