Nottingham Carnival Victoria Embankment

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Super Lakeside Walk

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There is a wider pathway beside the Lake too.

Super walk hop off the 35 bus, wander through the park and catch the 30 in the Village home?

The Lake is filled from the Tottlebeck which starts at Bramcote Moor and where our lovely Holocaust Gardens are at Bramcote Park with the park, gardens leisure centre and the actual Hemlock Stone a huge rock deposited by a glacier they say! It runs in a Culvert under the railway and then past the Hemlockstone Pub, into the Park and then goes on to fill the University Lake and eventually through the retail park with the Showcase Cinema, Bowling Alley and Casino (hi tech!) to the Trent just by Clifton Bridge. (A very famous Restaurant too)!!

Its likely at one time in the dim and distant past that it ran down the hill by the Church and through the park. The Lake was built in the late 1800s.

It is possible to walk or cycle the footpath from Bramcote Park to Bramcote Lane then Moorsholme Rd Wollaton and Parkside Rise and into Wollaton Park. The opposite direction along the old canal bank takes you to Trowell Garden Centre and on (under the motorway bridge stay on the same side) and onto the Cossall Canal walk-cycle path.

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Check the sidebar for lots of days out information, sports updates-info and Olympics info!

Take care Walking and Cycling, but enjoy!

http://www.thebigwheel.org.uk

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Deer oh Deer!

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Eventually sorted and sussed. Maybe the Deer are trying to say “Hey Up Me Duck!!”

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The Nottingham Food & Drink Festival : Nottingham City Council

http://goss.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=24550&eventId=14251

All the info you need is on the link above! There is another Food Festie at Newstead Abbey the following week too!

http://goss.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=24550&locationId=8

Parking at Wollaton Park will be the usual Event Style: so ordinary park walkers although there’s still lots of room to wander, there’s no parking all aound Wollaton and the buses really really are a good option: regular and with stops either side of the Park.

The Nottm City Transport 30 (pink) line to the Park entrance, The 35 (orange) line to the Derby Road entrance and Trent Barton’s Rainbow2 to the Wheelhouse. All have group rider tickets available.

Theres lots of Space as well as the Food and Drink Festival!

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Just Nottinghamshire

A few more ideas, Nottinghamshire was the theme of a Guardian newspaper writeup recently. It was quite good but focused obviously on their kind of reader. Thats one article in a few years, but blogs are cool and just a click away for info!

http://nottinghamshire.wordpress.com/

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The National Watersports Cente

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20-25 minutes drive from Wollaton Park, towards Gamston or a bus into the City and another out again.

Kids fun, watersports, camping and lovely walks and picnic space £2 carpark fee. Small cafes too. Their info is often on the twitter days out info on the sidebar, and check their page with weblinks.

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This blog is 95% made on an Android Smartphone

So sadly wordpress galleries for images aren’t an option! Anyone can make a wordpress.com blog! For help email info on the sidebar!

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Picnic by the River?

Beeston Weir, Lock and Marina

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Swimming is NOT an option, its dangerous but the Riverside is a super place for a walk and a picnic. Beeston Riverside is just ten minutes drive from Wollaton Park!

check the new leisure and swimming page for Leisure Centres!

Beeston small town has lots of small cafes and restaurants and super small greengrocers, butchers with reasonable deals, a market and supermarkets. Theres one hour free parking too. The tram runs through and onto Chilwell  and theres a local bus service to the riverside (its not a huge hike from the bus-tram station, about 20 m walk)

You can walk or cycle along the River path to either Nottingham (via Clifton Bridge riverpath) or in the other direction, past the Marina (nice pub!) to Attenborough Nature Reserve where theres a visitor centre and cafe.

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Wollaton Park Events, August including the Food and Drink Festival!

Summer Calendar Wollaton Park Events

http://goss.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=24550&locationId=7

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The 2016 Olympics in Rio

Planning days out, walks in the Park around the Rio Games? Use these links as your ‘App’ Of course our licensed telly (the beeb) have the ‘red’ button for more than one channel and their own website and iplayer.

It’s not clear about the permissions that have to be granted on android to use the beeb app-iplayer links or how the ‘beeb’ get around the copyright when their link is installed as an App particularly as they eshew advertising. Maybe they just point their cameras in different directions or zoom out, but the Games, International Teams, Sport Teams and Athletes all have brand sponsors. It’s quite complicated.

As a purist- the information is here direct from the official International webmaster (techie wizzes-wizardess es)! You can view the official images, vids etc.

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The Rio Official info:

Only a weblink is allowed!

https://www.olympic.org

https://www.rio2016.com/en/

https://www.rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results

The Pictograms and a typed explanation for each one in case you are confused, is on the results link above.

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Hoping these 3-4 links are ok, the blog is non-commercial and a leisure and tourism educational resource. The twitter list of GB Sport organisations has been made on Wollaton_nottm twitter and sent to TeamGB as they didnt have their own list!

Brand Info and Pictogram info. Its not possible to use their brand words, font, images erc. Check their supa ecology sub-brand info too just for interest.

https://www.rio2016.com/en/brand


TeamGB and their twitter list of Athletes is on this blog sidebar amongst the retweets and in the list of lists!

http://twitter.com/wollaton_nottm

Info list by Sport (they only tweet GB info)

http://twitter.com/#!/wollaton_nottm/olympic-teams

TeamGB Partners
https://www.teamgb.com/partners-suppliers

Nottingham City in years past used to know everything there was to know about International Advertising with our Players Company- long time ago, different era, different laws, country considerations. Strange where Sport is concerned, but true. Although Athletes then weren’t Professional. The Company issued collectible cards in sets. Not everyone had television and of course in the early days it hadn’t been invented. Today many people around the world don’t have access to a telly. Maybe more people would participate in their local sports now in the West and not be sofa spectators without their televisions and we wouldn’t need so much electricity!

My own little Aunt Miss Alice M. Henshaw, who taught little people to read and write at a Wollaton Primary School and in Nottingham for 41 years was given a TorchTrust Award (safe) for her services to Hockey both as a player and National Womens Hockey Association Treasurer in the 1970s.

Many International Tournaments and National Tournaments were organised from the dining room table in our extended family home. Her best friends Miss E Britten (Betty) was Players Company Personnel Exec and also the UK Womens Cricket Captain and Miss Waters was the sports head of department at the Nottingham High School for Girls. They were awesome in quietly organising womens sports. These kind of folks work tirelessly for no pay for Sport all around the world.

She lived to a healthy 91. Lovely Auntie.

http://torchtrophytrust.org/sample-page/trust-history

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