Lots of County Pubs too.
The Nottinghamshire Blog is a little neglected for 2014, but it still has some super links including Nottinghamshire village pubs and a twitter link http://twitter.com/wollaton_nottm/ for the weekly info on events and places – for the blog, click the pic on the sidebar
All these Balmy Summer Sundays through the years and back through history our lovely water source, the River Trent, just keeps sweeping by, dawn and sunset are particularly beautiful and its just awsome to relax for a while or walk along the banks and let the hypnotic sound of the water make you believe you are back at the beach or at least sensing you are around the magical druidic and ancient european, temperate world of trees, sunshine and water! !
This (almost mighty) River Trent of ours, runs all the way from Staffordshire through Notts and fills the National Watersports Centre on the way. On both sides of the City and both banks, there are paths and places to wander from the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve where it meets the river to the locks and villages on the way to Southwell. Eventually it reaches the truly mighty Humber River and flows into the North Sea.
The Derbyshire rivers, Derwent, Dove and Wye are super too with lots of vales and valleys. Check the Derbyshire page.
These pics are taken near Caythorpe.
Beeston Weir and Attenborough Nature Reserve are just 10 and 15 mins drive from Wollaton and you can walk or cycle along the river from one to the other and even into and through the city – see the BigWheel (Gtr Nottm) link on the Cycling page.
Of course the Civil War, Charlie raising his standard, the battle of East Stoke and later WW2 with German bombers following the river as far as Gunthorpe; then zooming N for Sheffield or straight on for Birmingham and Coventry plus our Lincs airfield planes taking off, did disturb the tranquility for some generations’ and ancestor folk. Our parents and grandparents saw their peaceful world transformed and then the peace returned, but all the lads didn’t come home. It’s alot to think about, on a sunshiny afternoon. The womenfolk of course made all the ammo and backup hardware. The river has lots of stories to tell. Even about Vikings and Normans but that’s for another day.
I did call out the blog name to the boat skipper!