Byron, Robin Hood & a Bird in Hand
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Start time: 10:00
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Moderate 11 miles / 17.7 km
This walk takes the rambler through woods and open farmland with enchanting views. There is much of interest along the way as we pass the family seat of romantic poet Lord Byron and the haunts of legendary Robin Hood and his Merrie Mey (and women). PLEASE SEE THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION WHICH HAS BEEN UPDATED ON 7 NOVEMBER 2017.
Forestry Commission Thieves Wood South free car park. From the A60 take the B6020 towards Kirkby in Ashfield. Car park is off the B6139.
Grid reference: SK544554
Nearest postcode: NG17 7QP
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
The walk is 11 miles but this is along mainly dry and even paths and quiet roads. There is just one short incline on entering the village of Blidworth. Lunch will be taken at The Bird in Hand pub in Blidworth where we have permission to eat packed lunch in the pub garden if we purchase drinks , tea and coffee are available as well . There are long stretches where dogs can be off the lead and very few stiles. It is Remembrance Sunday so we will stop to observe a minute's silence at 11.00 am as has become traditional.
At the car park there is a kiosk where hot drinks and breakfast food are available . The kiosk owner says that she gets there early so Ramblers may wish to take breakfast before the walk. However there are no toilet facilities at the car park .
Suitability: Dog friendly
The Dearne Valley covers the area between Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, and includes Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne and Mexborough. Several of our walks are within this area, often taking advantage of the Trans-Pennine Trail and other regenerated ...
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