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treefest is a small local family festival in july situated on a disused colliery site in newstead village Its on for four days with local bands workshops stalls dance tent and beer festival Camping for the duration is 5 pounds
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Rowthorne trail ...maun valley trail ...kings mill reservoir are but a few pleasant walks around where we live also alot of the old colliery slag heaps have been turned into nature reserves and make views over the county
Gee, I haven't been here for years.
Well the park is the lungs of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, a small town about 20kms north of Nottingham. A 7 hectare public park with lots of woodland walks, wildlife and designated a site of special scientific interest.
This is where I spent half my childhood. They even have a cafe now! (what is the world coming to?)
Recently spent a pleasant Sunday afternnoon which bought back a few memories....
From Staion Road, main street thru town, turn onto Lindleys Lane and follow signs to carparkRelated to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Road Trip
Attenborough Nature ReserveTo...
Attenborough Nature Reserve
To the west of the city the reserve has been set up in the remains of old quarries alongside the River Trent. There are walking and cycle paths throughout the reserve. It's much better than the approach leads you to beleive.
Nottingham Lace Centre
The Nottingham Lace Centre. According to my guide book, 'Cette belle demeure medievale du XIVeme siecle est riche en dentelles. Un grand choix de styles et de prix vous y attend, et vous pouvez vous essayer a la realisation d'un cousin de dentelle.'
This means, according to my broken French, with help from my Pen Pal Melanie, that the lace centre is worth a visit! On le trouve sur Castle Road!
North of Nottingham is one of...
North of Nottingham is one of these magnificent Abbeys or what remains of it. The park around Newstead Abbey is very nice and invites to take some walks around the lake and through the forest. Speaking about forests: Sherwood Forest (or what remains of it as 80% of it's original size has been cut through the centuries) is little bit further North then Newstead Abbey and can easily be combined with a visit there.
Headquarters of Warhammer,...
Headquarters of Warhammer, Games Workshop and museum.
Willow Road, Lenton, Nottingham
Find it here
Want to know what Warhammer is? Go here
Major Oak....thought to be the...
Major Oak....thought to be the oldest tree in the forest...Approx. 800 years old & weighing 23 tons with a waist size of 10ft.As the photo shows , the lower branches have to be supported.
See travelogue for more photos.
If you like gardening and...
If you like gardening and wandering about gardens looking at plants & flowers, then don't miss a trip to Lea Gardens. Lea Gardens are famous for their Rhodedendrons. Tea rooms and a pub (The Jug & Glass)with a restaurant are very close by. Lea Near Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire. Well signposted off the A6 at Cromford heading up towards Lea, Crich and Holloway. (The picture here was taken in my garden just after Easter 2001).
The castle gate, linking Maid Marian Way to Nottingham Castle is a pretty and quiet street in the West of the city.
St. Mary's Garden
St. Mary's garden is a very pretty, peaceful park in one of the not so nice (in my opinion) areas of the city.
Nottingham is full of great street names like Maid Marian Way, Friar Lane and Robin Hood Street, as pictured.
University of Nottingham, an...
University of Nottingham, an Institute of great reputation. In the photo you can see -except me and Prakash- the Trend building,symbol of the University.
Sherwood Forest Country Park....
Sherwood Forest Country Park. Located about 12 miles north of the city. It is here where you can see the legendary Major Oak and take nice forest walks.
Plenty of bike stuff to buy,...
Plenty of bike stuff to buy, leathers ,helmets etc.
click on picture for details of this jacket.....
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