Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group

Warsop's Countryside
Warsop Walks
Warsop's Hedgerows

Warsop Footpaths &
Countryside Group


1 Grasslands Warsop's Hills and Holes SSSI has some of the finest remaining limestone plant communities in Nottinghamshire and is of regional importance.
2 Woodlands The unmanaged ancient woodland of Lord Stubbins Wood contrasts the well-managed Collier Spring Wood at Church Warsop with its superb display of bluebells in spring. The conifers, oaks and limes along the edge of Sherwood Forest contribute to our contrasting range of woodland habitats.
3 River Meden The river runs for over 6 miles through Warsop, providing a valuable wildlife corridor and a chance to see the elusive kingfisher.
4 Footpaths Our well used network of over 50 footpaths, bridleways and byways provides easy access to countryside
5 Hedgerows Over 60 miles of hedgerows provide habitats for birds and mammals. Species rich hedgerows line some of our ancient lanes.
6 Sherwood Forest The ancient boundary of Sherwood Forest ran through Warsop and the eastern side of the parish shows evidence of its use by royalty and aristocracy.
7 Mining Heritage The decline of the coal mining industry has given us fine walking on the restored Shirebrook tip, limestone meadows on the site of Warsop Main colliery and an excellent viewpoint from the tip at Warsop Vale.
8 Views The higher ground around the edge of the Parish gives fine views across Warsop and further afield.
9 Wildlife The combination if woodlands, wetlands and grasslands linked by hedgerows and the river encourages a broad range of wildlife. Warsop has 4 protected wildlife sites - 2 Sites of Special Scientific Interest and 2 Local Nature Reserves - and the National Nature Reserve on Budby Common meets our parish boundary.
10 History Warsop's rich past includes a Roman Tile kiln, a Roman marching camp and the hill of Thynghowe where disputes were settled under the Danelaw. Later a meeting between King John and the barons which lead to Magna Carta is said to have taken place beneath our Parliament Oak and the Dukes of Newcastle and Portland shaped the woodlands of Birklands after they took control of our part of Sherwood Forest from the Crown.

This site describes some of these areas and suggests walking routes to visit them

WF&CG is a community group whose members share an interest in the countryside. We maintain the public footpath network in Warsop, we undertake conservation projects, we provide information about the local environment and organise a programme of walks.