Farnsfield – WW2 Bomber Memorial – Forts - Farnsfield

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Farnsfield, Plough Inn – WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial – Combs Farm Wood – Iron Age Forts - Farnsfield

An interesting walk from the Plough Inn, Farnsfield, first along to the WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial, where Flight Number MZ519 LK-U piloted by P/O R Parfitt crashed on its return from operations on 6th July 1944. Seven brave men passed away and all are remembered at this site. You then slightly retrace your steps across a field and up though some woods, which can be a bit muddy at times, where to the south an ancient Iron Age settlement once stood and can still be seen as earth mounds on the hillsides. It is then a gentle stroll downhill along various paths and returning along an ancient path, where you can just imagine the old carts and oxen pulling various forms of goods back and forth to markets around the area. You then retrace your last steps alongside a children's play area and through a wooded path emerging back to the Plough Inn, where a very warm welcome is always made and an excellent menu is well worth a try.

England - Central England - Nottinghamshire - Trent Valley

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland
23/05/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Tony Vardy for his updates for this walk. May 2012. Adrian (Admin)

21/05/2012 - Tony Vardy

Excellent walk, could have done with some sunshine. Visit to the WW2 Bomber Memorial well worth the time and effort. The villagers who look after this memorial are doing a grand job.