Newstead Abbey, Blidworth and Fountain Dale, 29th April 2018

Seventeen ramblers (three from Chesterfield) on Roger's pleasant walk starting in Thieves Wood near Ravenshead and following the Robin Hood Way firstly south through the grounds of Newstead Abbey, then skirting Ravenshead and back up to Blidworth for lunch at the Church of St Mary of the Purification. The RHW was rejoined and we walked back via Harlow Wood, Fountain Dale and Rainworth Water.
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Thieves Wood car park
Distant view of Newstead Abbey
Grounds of Newstead Abbey
Carrot field
Church of St Mary of the Purification, Blidworth
Will Scarlet's supposed gravestone (apparently a cornerstone of the old church)
Friar Tuck's Well?  Well, one of them is!
From Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar.
The frier took Robin Hood on his back
Deep water he did bestride
And spake neither good word nor bad
 
Till he came at the other side.


Looking across the fishing lakes at Fountain Dale House, a Grade II listed country home
And so back to Thieves Wood