B Walk 09-Feb-2020
Leader: Charles Stuart
Distance (miles): 8.70
Ascent (feet): 360
Edingley Village Circular via Southwell
Our walk includes a mixture of rural, urban and dedicated leisure walking routes, we start in Edingley one of many charming villages in the area. After a little road walking, we enter a rural stretch that takes us past Halam Mill into the pretty village of Halam. After our coffee stop, we make a moderate but short ascent to continue our journey towards Southwell. Heading into the urban part of Southwell, we have an easy path through fields and houses. On reaching Southwell, where we will stop for lunch, we start to see the Regency and Edwardian properties that are part of it’s history, as well as many small independent retailers that surround its famous Minster, (dating back over 900 years) and the remains of the Bishops Palace. Southwell was also where Charles 1 spent his last night as a free man, before surrender-ing to the Scottish Army. Our lunchtime stop will be the interesting “The Final Whistle” pub, which is a homage to railway days gone by and serves a good selection of real ales (no food is served here). Our route back takes us along part of The Robin Hood Way, alongside the River Greet where we may well have a good amount of mud! Crossing the river, we get to Maythorne Farm, where if time permits, we can take a short break before we join the Southwell Trail to take us back to our coach pick up point and the end of our walk.