Southwell Walk - March 11th

Posted 11/3/2017

It was new territory for DVWG on this walk, this was our first visit to Southwell and the surrounding area.

Starting from the centre of this small, quaint, market town we were treated to a view of the abundant number of independent shops, eateries and bars in the town as we headed for the Southwell Trail.

Leaving the road, we did a considerable stretch of the former railway line, now the Southwell Trail before leaving the trail and walking a series of local footpaths on the way to the village of Halam before continuing our circuit back to Southwell.

Although intended as a 7.3 miles walk, on the day we changed the route in order to reduce the amount of walking at roadsides and increase the traffic free stretches.

These changes had the effect of increasing the mileage to 8.53 miles, our party however dealt with the mileage increase admirably, partially due to the flat terrain and the secret Peddars Way training that everyone is doing at weekends.

Well done to the party of thirteen who completed this gem, thanks to Tricia MacDuff for suggesting this one.

The pub for our customary end of walk drink was a real find too, The Last Whistle in Southwell is highly recommended.