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Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
The pretty village has a long and interesting history, with its sister village, West Markham just a short distance away, and boats an array of delightful cottages and houses, with an eclectic mixture of architecture, and in 1837, had its own impressive windmill, known as Cleveland Mill. It was a tower windmill (where the cap of the mill rotates), and was forty-two feet high, with four sails and was powered by the wind until around the 1920s, after which the introduction of oil and steam engines became popular methods of powering the mill. It milled corn until its closure in 1976, when it wa...

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
Centre stage has to be Southwell Minister, it is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent examples of Gothic architectures in the county, and has Cathedral status, which was given in 1884, it also boasts one of the finest Norman naves in Europe.

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
East Retford flourished when the Great North Road was rerouted through the town in 1766, the market square became a hive of activity, with its scores of public houses and inns, attracting a bustling passing trade.

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
This beautiful village has a labyrinth of paths, alleyways, and tracks, which take you deep into the heart of this fascinating example of living history.

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
One mile to the east of Retford lies the small hamlet of Welham, where we begin our walk. First mentioned in the Domesday book it was originally known as Wellun, Wellum, and by the 16th century Wellom. In c1775, local maps and documents referred to the hamlet as Welham, its name derived from an ancient spring and holy well. The well site on Bonemill Lane, formerly Wellhouse Lane, became a bath house in the 1700s, the waters renowned for healing qualities, were said to be cures for many ailments such as rheumatism and skin conditions because of the ‘high mineral content, soaking from the gyp...

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
We begin our walk in the delightful village of Gringley-on-the-Hill, an area steeped in history. With settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, it has been suggested that Beacon Hill is the site of a small hillfort, or motte fortification, the views from which are breathtaking, and on a clear day, can see York Minster also Lincoln Cathedral, and far across the Trent Valley.

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
Our adventure begins at the War Memorial, situated just above the upper car park closest to Wollaton Hall. The stone column commemorates the American 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, as they set up camp at the park grounds in preparation for D-Day. Members of the regiment parachuted into Normandy on June the 6th, 1944 and later returned to Wollaton during the summer of that year, before parachuting into Holland on the 17th of September to liberate Europe.

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
Poulter Country Park sits on the edge of the Archaeological Way. It is an accessible route which is being developed to run from Pleasley Pit Country Park to Creswell Craggs. There are two routes you can take, both offering superb views over neighbouring counties, you can even see Lincoln Cathedral on a sunny day! The meadows are carpeted with an abundance of wildflowers, attracting many species of butterflies and bees, and the lush woodlands are an absolute haven for wildlife.

Jun 13, 2024
Sally Outram Walks
There is no better way to enjoy a beautiful summers day, than popping on your walking boots and packing a rucksack for an invigorating adventure along the canal bank and attractive village of Clayworth.