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


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
8/9/2023 - martin foster

9th August 2023 This is a lovely walk up to stage 19 where the path is still closed. We tried to reroute using sat navigation, but the paths are poorly marked snd not well used. It is better to continue on the road at least as far as the path to point 26, if not all the way back to Farnsfield. We chose a dry day but still wet in places, in winter beware!

2/28/2022 - ian caudy

Did walk on 27/02/2020 nice walk easy with dog just one problem was the path at point 19 was closed a local said it was closed because it was to dangerous cannot comment whether this was true so carried on along the road to the path near yew tree farm which brings you back onto original track

2/27/2022 - ian caudy

Did this walk today pleasant walk Just a note the Path at point 19 (sk651 547) was closed. A local said because it was too dangerous. Not sure why so we carried on along the road and took the path near Yew Tree Farm(SK656551) which joins back up with original route..

9/16/2019 - Steven Wainer

Did this walk on 06/09/2019 with my Rottweiler Missy,easy walk to follow most of the stiles are big enough to get a dog through or have been replaced by gates,only stile I had to lift her over was at waypoint 25.A very peaceful walk on the day I did it and the memorial at the crash site is still kept in very good condition.

5/23/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

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

5/21/2012 - 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.

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