Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group
Footpaths and Countryside News
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Some of our older news follows ...
2016 - Warsop 1816 to 2016 Project is announced
Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Warsop's ROLO fund we will be able to celebrate the 200th anniversaryof the 1816 Perambulation of the Manor of Warsop with a series of walks, publications, displays, celebrations and activities for local schools.
February 2015 - Our new footpaths map is launched
We have launched our new map describing Warsop's public rights-of-waywith a displayat Warsop Library. This free leaflet was funded by Big Warsop's ROLO fund and is available from the library and Warsop Town Hall. It may also be viewed on our Warsop Walks Page.
2012 - Our Hedgerow Survey is completed
Twelve years ago we began our project to survey all of Warsop’s hedgerows. It has now been completed with the publication of a 36-page booklet reflecting on the results and describing some of the changes to our hedges over the years. If you would like a copy you may request one from the Town Hall or Warsop Library. You can also read it online on issuu.com/warsop_footpaths.
2012 - Welbeck Pit Restoration Plans
The proposals for the restoration of Welbeck Colliery tip have been released. They include a path over the top of the tip and a cycle track around the edge of the area. Two picnic areas and a viewpoint are included plus woodland, meadow and wetland areas. Access points are proposed from the top of Cuckney Hill, Egmanton Road, the playing fields and the pit yard. This scheme has the potential to be an asset to wildlife and provide some fine walks.
Booklets Available Online
Two booklets produced by Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group are now available on the Issuu website to read online or to download. Click on these links to have a look -
Warsop's Hedgerows (2012)
Birds, hedgerows and plants in and around the Hills and Holes (2001)l
2011 - Dukeries Trail Leaflet Published
A leaflet describing the route of the new Dukeries Trail has been published by Nottinghamshire County Council. This trail gives walkers and cyclists access from Shirebrook, through Warsop to Clumber Park with links to Edwinstowe and Thoresby Park. It then continues to Bothamsall and Tuxford, crosses River Trent across the Fledborough Viaduct before ending at Saxilby near Lincoln.
2011 - Jerusalem's Well Marked
Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group have marked the site of Jerusalem's Well with an oak post. This stone-lined well was sited alongside the coach road between Warsop and the Great North Road at Tuxford. It was filled in during the 1970s for safety reasons. This is just one of 40 features in Birklands Forest that have been recorded by the Friends of Thynghowe on their website www.thynghowe.org.uk
2010 - Dukeries Trail Multi-User Route Opens
The Warsop section of this new route connecting sites throughout Sherwood Forest is almost complete. It offers an improved surface along the bridleways between the sewage works on Broomhill Lane and the National Cycle Route 6 along the edge of Budby Common. Cyclists can now ride from Shirebrook station into Sherwood Forest by taking the route via the disused railway to Warsop Vale, Carter Lane, The Carrs using the new bridge to cross the River Meden and then Burns Lane to Broomhill Lane.
2009 - New Signs on our Paths
Following our latest workday all of the missing and broken signs around Gleadthorpe should have been replaced with new metal signposts. Signs and waymarks elsewhere in the parish have also been renewed so hopefully most of our network of public rights of way should be clearly marked once again.
2009 - Two new Public Footpaths along Warsop's Boundary
Good news on the rights of way front. The route from the broken bridge on Wood Lane at Church Warsop to the top of Cuckney Hill is now all along public footpaths. On July 7th the order was made to create Nether Langwith Footpath no. 13 and Cuckney Footpath no. 7, removing the missing links. Thanks to all who submitted evidence about their use of this path and also to the Definitive Map Officer at Notts County Council. The guide to Warsop Walk 10 that uses the new paths is available to download from this site.
2008 - A new hedge on The Carrs
Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group have planted a new hedge along the edge of part of The Carrs Local Nature Reserve. The hawthorn,hazel, spindle and guelder rose plants were funded by the group.
September 2008 - Waymarking the Thynghowe Trail
Posts identifying 17 points of historical interest have been installed along the Thynghowe Trail by volunteers from the Friends of Thynghowe and Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group. The trail runs between Warsop Windmill and Gleadthorpe. The posts were donated by the Forestry Commission and prepared by Graham from the Friends of Thynghowe. The posts are already creating interest amongst local walkers and several copies of the trail leaflet have been distributed ahead of the official launch. A guide to the trail can be downloaded from www.thynghowe.org.uk