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Category Blaby
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The Category Blaby is a subset of Leicestershire.

Category Derby
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The Category Derby is a subset of Derbyshire.

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

Category East Midlands
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'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.'

Category Rutland
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Rutland Grouping

Category Amber Valley
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Amber Valley
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'Our Club arranges walks, generally every other Sunday ... We usually travel by car to the starting point, and try to use as few vehicles as possible. Sometimes we travel by bus or train. We walk between 5-9 miles, nearly always in the Derbyshire countryside. Shorter walks, midweek walks and weekends away are also arranged.'

Category Amber Valley
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'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
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Member of the Ramblers - Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Amber Valley
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Melton
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'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.'

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Category Derbyshire Dales
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

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

Category Derbyshire Dales
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Bassetlaw
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'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 Amber Valley
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Blaby
Type of Website
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'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
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'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 Bolsover
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Boston
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Member of the Ramblers - Lincolnshire Area Grouping

Category Boston
Size (acreage)50
Type of Walk
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'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
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'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 ...'

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The Bradgate Park Trust

Category Oadby & Wigston
Type of Website
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'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
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'Explore the beautiful borough of Broxtowe on foot  ...'

Category Broxtowe
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Member of the Ramblers - Nottinghamshire Area Grouping

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'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
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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
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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'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 High Peak
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category West Lindsey
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'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
Type of Website
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 ... '

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National Trust

Category Leicester
Size (acreage)250
Type of Website
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'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'.

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Leicester City Council

Category Derby
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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'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
Type of Website
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
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'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.'

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Chatsworth

See also

Chatsworth Walk [Discover Derbyshire and the Peak District]

Category Chesterfield
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - South Yorks & N E Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Chesterfield
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Bassetlaw
Size (acreage)3800
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'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 ...'

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National Trust

See also

Mr Straw's House [National Trust]

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Member of the Ramblers - Leicestershire & Rutland Area Grouping

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.'

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Member of the Ramblers - Nottinghamshire Area Grouping

Category Corby
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'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
Type of Website
Overview

Usually held late May/early June.

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

Category Blaby
Type of Walk
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Member of the U3A - Leicestershire Grouping

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
Type of Website
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'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 Daventry
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Northamptonshire Area Grouping

Category South Kesteven
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Member of the U3A - Lincolnshire Grouping

Category Northampton
Size (acreage)500
Type of Website
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'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 South Derbyshire
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Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Derbyshire Area Grouping

Category Derby
Size (acreage)20
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'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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Category Derby
Type of Website
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
Type of Website
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'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
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'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
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Member of the U3A - Derbyshire Grouping

Category Derby
Type of Website
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'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
Type of Website
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
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'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.'

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