Friday, 14 March 2014

Fountain Dale and Blidworth

A circular walk of about 9 miles from the Thieves Wood Car Park near Ravenshead in Nottinghamshire.
  • Thieves Wood Car Park (SK541558)
  • Sheppard's Stone
  • Fountain Dale
  • Blidworth
  • Thieves Wood Car Park
Leaving the Thieves Wood Car Park

There's no such thing as the dog poo fairy at Thieves Wood

The Kings Highway in Thieves Wood

Sheppard's Stone - more details on this Nottingham Hidden History Team web page

This stone is erected
to the memory of
Elizabeth Sheppard
of Papplewick
who was murdered
when passing this spot by
Charles Rotherham
July 7th 1817
aged 17 years

Harlow Wood

Fountain Dale

Friar Tuck's Well in Fountain Dale

Friar Tuck's Well - more details on this Geograph web page

Friar Tuck's Well is on the right just before this footbridge

Lindhurst Wind Farm

Looking back to Providence Farm with Fountain Dale behind

Free manure alongside the road to Blidworth

Church of St Mary of the Purification at Blidworth

Stones in the churchyard which are said to mark the grave of Will Scarlett

Some of the remains of the original church in the churchyard

Model of the church in the churchyard

The Blidworth Boulder or Druids Stone

Horses near Blidworth

The path descending towards Fountain Dale

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