Thursday nights also have different meeting places depending on the time of year. In the summer we meet at Woodthorpe Park by the big house. The park is closed in the evenings during the winter months so we meet in the free public car park next to The Vale pub, accessed from Thackeray’s Lane.
Horse Head route
To begin the route, head along Thackerays Lane to the roundabout, where you will cross over to Arno Vale Road. Follow Arno Vale Road until you get to the Arrow pub, follow the road around the corner and proceed up Gedling Road until the cross roads where you will take a left onto Sandfield Road. Follow this to the end and take a right onto Arnot Hill Road. Follow this all the way down to the Wilkos / Weatherspoons cross roads, then take a left onto Nottingham Road. Follow this all the way past McDonalds / Arnot Hill Park back onto Mansfield road, past Go Outdoors and back to the Vale pub.
Oxclose Lane route
To start the route, cross the road using the traffic lights by the Vale so you’re on the same side as the Athena chip shop. Proceed along Mansfield Road taking a left onto Beadle Road. Follow this until taking a left onto Ennersdale Road. Follow this until you get to Ribblesdale Road. Continue on Ribblesdale Road all the way to the end, taking a left back onto Mansfield Road. Now follow Mansfield Road all the way to Oxclose Lane. Take a left onto Oxclose Lane and follow this all the way to Edwards Lane. Continue on Edwards Lane to the end where you’ll turn left onto the Ring Road, and then follow this all the way back to Athena chip shop.
Edward’s Lane loop
To begin the route, cross over at the traffic lights to the shops on the corner of the Thackeray’s Lane / Mansfield Road. Then proceed up Mansfield Road to the zebra crossing, cross here and then head up Mansfield Road until Magnus Road. Take a right here, following Magnus Road until the roundabout, taking the first right onto Edwards Lane. Follow this to the Ring Road where you will take a right and follow it round back to the zebra crossing. Once back at the zebra crossing, turn around and repeat the loop in reverse. Once the second loop is complete, head back across the zebra crossing and back to where the route began.
To start the route, cross the road using the traffic lights by the Vale so you’re on the same side as Athena chip shop. Then proceed along the Ring Road to Edwards Lane, take a right up Edwards Lane, then left onto Arnold Road. When you get to the Oxclose Police station junction, follow Arnold Road all the way to Hucknall Road. Take a left onto Hucknall Road and follow this until you reach the Ring Road, take a left onto the Ring Road and follow this until you get back to Athena chip shop.