Hawton - Balderton - Cotham - Hawton

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This is a very enjoyable, circular walk, firstly along a disused railway, now a Sustrans cycle track, then riverbanks, field edges and newly planted (2002) woodland. The walk starts in the pretty village of Hawton, a stronghold of the Roundheads as they laid siege to Royalist Newark to the north.

The outward journey is mainly along the old railway, now a cycle track. This track effectively terminates at Cotham, although the intention is for it eventually to continue, so there is very little cycle traffic. The return journey takes us through woodland planted as a crop by the Pykett family of Hawton. We are invited to walk the many tracks through the trees and enjoy the wildlife it attracts. There are information boards and benches, even a picnic table en route. We follow the River Devon (pronounced 'Deevon') from the quiet village of Cotham back to Hawton.

England - Central England - Nottinghamshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland