Hucknall. Linby, Papplewick and Newstead Abbey, 28th January 2018

 



Brenda's walk started in the centre of Hucknall in the car park overlooked by George Gordon Byron, aka Lord Byron (1788 - 1824).



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We then went over The Ranges, created from an old spoil heap of the Hucknall and Linby mines.

This 4m sculpture on the top was added six years ago to symbolise the area's new use - dog walking.

Then it was through the attractive village of Linby with its distinctive Top and Bottom Crosses ...
... and its streams known as the Linby Docks which flow down each side of the main street to the River Leen and which were used to supply water to nearby mills.
Lunch was taken at Newstead Abbey ...
... before we walked back past the source of the River Leen at its outlet from Newstead Lakes ...
... and on to the Linby Trail, a cutting which was the route of the Great Northern Railway.  Shown hereare outcrops of the beds of magnesian limestone beds in the side of the cutting.
 Then the best bit, cream tea at Morton's Farm Tearooms, Papplewick.