Farnsfield, Southwell Nature Trail and Hexgreave Hall

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Farnsfield – Southwell Nature Trail – Hexgreave Hall – Disused Railway Trail – Deer-Park - Farnsfield

Farnsfield is steeped in history and has much to offer anyone wishing to ramble around the many paths and trails.

Hexgreave Hall can be traced back seven centuries to 1240AD and local finds of pottery also take the date back even further, to Roman times. A Roman camp of approximately forty acres has even been suggested on the site. The current hall was built around 1755 and the surrounding woodland planted over 200 years ago. It was originally a deer-park gifted to the Archbishop of York.

A very pleasant walk along paths where you will possibly not see anyone, apart perhaps for the deer, unless they are hiding in the trees or woodland for shelter. Recently the hall estate has built some office buildings which fit pleasantly into their surroundings and must be an excellent place to come to work. The paths are well worth a visit at all times of the day, but very early there are some magnificent views across the fields, when the morning mist is rising and especially if the deer are grazing in view.

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
3/7/2020 - Joanne Palmer

The weather has been very wet recently and the deer enclosure and field were very very muddy and churned up by livestock. We went to the wrong corner in the field following the deer enclosure (it should be the far left) but after slogging through the mud and some inquisitive bulls bellowing at us in there we did not want to renter the field. We cut the walk short and headed back.

6/10/2017 - jane Connell

Path between and 14 and 15 was difficult as the rape had fallen over it. Lovely walk

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