Archive – Guided Walks 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015

Here are some of the walks we did in 2015!

Highfields Park Restoration Plans Walk
Date: Sunday 24 May 2015 at 2.30 pm

To celebrate the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant towards the restoration and, improvement of Highfields Park, we have arranged a conducted tour to be led by the Park. There will be an opportunity to look at the plans for restoration work to be carried out, together with proposals for additional features to be developed by one of the city’s most loved open spaces – adjacent to the boundary of Beeston.

This event will take between 1 1⁄2 – 2 hours.

Contact Barbara Selwood on 0115 917 8488, or 07773 876 183, or by email at babsel@ntlworld.com

 

Chilwell and Beeston Victorian and Edwardian Housing Estates
Description: This walk begins at the Hop Pole on Chilwell High Road, and takes in four residential estates built in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first of these is the Cottage Grove estate, laid out in 1848 (and now a conservation area), and then the walk will pass through the Belle Vue Park (1881), the Imperial Park, and the St John’s Grove area (1878: conservation area 1994). The walk will take about two hours, and will end near the Police Station. It will give you some idea of how middle and lower middle class housing areas were created on the rising slopes towards Bramcote, at different periods and with different social classes in mind.
Date: Sunday 2lst June
Time: 2.30.p.m. linear
Duration: 2 hours
Walk Leader: Prof. John Beckett.
Contact: 07773 027289
Email: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Website: beestoncivicsociety.org.uk
Meeting Place: Opposite the Hop Pole.
Public transport to the start: Any Beeston Bus (36 or Y36)
Car Parking facilities: Several Car parks nearby free on Sundays.

Churches and Chapels of Beeston
This circular walk will take us to a number of surviving churches and chapels in Beeston, including Anglican, nonconformist and Roman Catholic churches. The buildings will be explained, and their role in the history of Beeston outlined
Date: Sunday 19th July
Time: 2.30.p.m. circular
Walk Leader: Prof. John Beckett.
Contact: 07773 027289
Email: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Website: beestoncivicsociety.org.uk
Meeting place: West entrance, St.John’s Church
Public Transport to Start: Any bus to the middle of Beeston
Car Parking facilities: Foster Avenue Car Park. Free on Sundays.

An introduction to Beeston.
Description: This walk is designed primarily for beginners but even long established local residents can learn something new!
Date: Sunday 13th September (part of Heritage Open Days weekend)
Time: 2.30.pm circular.
Distance: 1 mile :Duration: 2 hours.
Walk Leader: Prof John Beckett.
Contact: 07773 027289
Email: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Website: beestoncivicsociety.org.uk
Meeting place: The Podium on Beeston Square.
Public Transport to Start: Any bus to the middle of Beeston
Car Parking facilities: Foster Avenue Car Park. free on Sundays.

Here are some of the walks we did in 2014!

Boots Walk – Boots Enterprise Zone
Description: A walk round the Boots Enterprise Zone
Date: Thursday 22nd May
Time: 5.00pm PROMPT.
Duration: TBC
Walk Leader: Mark Chivers
Contact: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: D.90 within the Boots site

NET Walk 1 – Beeston Square to Toton Lane
Description: Walk the new Tram route with people from NET, from Beeston Square to Toton Lane.
Date: Sunday 1st June 2014
Time: 2.00pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.
Walk leader: Matt Orchard and Sarah Alton.
Contact: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: Beeston Square by the Clock

NET Walk 2 – Beeston Square to University Boulevard
Description: Walk the new Tram route with people from NET, from Beeston Square to University Boulevard.
Date: Thursday 5th June 2014
Time: 6.00pm
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes.
Walk leader: Matt Orchard and Sarah Alton.
Contact: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: Beeston Square by the Clock

Beeston Walk 1 – University Park & Houses
Description: To the outsider, and most students, the university campus looks like a self-contained area bounded by Derby Road, Woodside Road, University Boulevard and Clifton Boulevard. In fact it was pieced together by purchasing individual plots of land, often with small country houses on them. This walk looks at some of the houses, and explains the way in which the ‘campus’ was created, beginning in 1919 when Jesse Boot bought Highfield House.
Date: Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: 2.30pm and are circular
Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Walk leader: Prof. John Beckett
Contact: 07773 027289 or email. beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: From the car park by the letter box at the bottom of Cut Through Lane on the University campus. Go in through the west entrance and the car park is directly in front of you.
Public Transport to the start: Any Beeston Bus (36, or Your Bus Y36)
Car Parking Facilities: Please car park at West Gate of university campus

Beeston Walk 2 – Beeston and the First World War
Description: The First World War broke out in August 1914. What was it like to be living in Beeston at the time? This circular walk provides an opportunity to imagine what life was like in the community, and will provide snippets of information about individuals who were serving in the forces many of whom, sadly, died. The walk will also suggest what Beeston was doing for the war effort.
Date: Sunday 20th July 2014
Time: 2.30 p.m.
Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Walk leader: Prof. John Beckett
Contact: 07773 027289 or email. beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: The Podium on Beeston Square (Close to Beeston Bus Station)
Public Transport to the start: Indigo or NCT 14 & 36 or Your Bus Y36, to Beeston Bus Station.
Car Parking Facilities: Please use local car park, free on Sundays

Beeston Walk 3 – An introduction to Beeston
Description: The walk is designed primarily for beginners but even long established local residents to learn something new!
Date: Sunday 14 September 2014 Time: 2.30pm and are circular
Distance: 1 mile
Duration: 2 hours
Walk leader: Prof. John Beckett
Contact: 07773 027289 or email: beestoncivicsociety@gmail.com
Meeting place: The podium on Beeston Square (Close to Beeston Bus Station)
Car Parking Facilities: Please use local car park, free on Sundays

Here are some of the walks we did in 2013!

FIRST WALK OF THE SEASON

BEESTON HERITAGE TRAIL

EAST BEESTON 

THURSDAY 13th JUNE 2013 

7.00.p.m.

A linear walk starting at the Car park at Beeston Free Church, Salthouse Lane and finishing in the centre of Beeston

You are advised to park in one of the car parks and walk or catch a bus to the start point. 

Public transport facilities: Any bus 36, Y36, or Indigo which will stop at Salthouse Lane.

Leader:   Professor John Beckett

 

ATTENBOROUGH

A new walk for this year

THURSDAY, 4th JULY 2013

7.00.p.m.

Meet at Attenborough Church

(Park on Long Lane and walk to the Meeting point)

An  approximate 2 hour/ 1 mile walk  which will include a visit to the Church and an opportunity to view, and hear about, the Environment Agency’s flood scheme from an Environment Agency representative. 

Leader:              Professor John Beckett

BEESTON HERITAGE TRAIL

SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2013

at 2.30.p.m.

A circular 2 mile guided walk, from The Podium at Beeston Square NG9 2FY              duration 2 1/2 hours.

‘Beeston for Beginners’

This circular walk has been designed primarily for Newcomers to Beeston and for those who have lived here for some time but have never had an opportunity to venture too far.

Leader :  Professor John Beckett

Here are some of the walks we did in 2012!

Walk 1 – Chilwell Village

Held On: Thursday June 14th 2012
Distance and Duration: 1.5 miles, 2 hours
Met at: The Hop Pole, High Road, Chilwell

This linear walk began outside the Hop Pole, and proceeded along Chilwell Road through the old village, to end at the Cadland. Along the way we will discuss the Cottage Grove estate, dating from the 1840s, the old village around the Green, Chilwell Hall, and the layout of the village in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Walk 2 – South Beeston

Held on: Thursday July 5th 2012
Distance and Duration: 2 miles, 2 hours
Met at: The Podium in Beeston Square

This circular walk began in Beeston Square. It followed a route down Church Street and Dovecote Lane, taking in the church, the old manor houses, West End , the war memorial, the Baptist church and the recreation ground. After crossing Queen’s Road we looked at the development of the area around the Victoria and the Station, took in briefly the business park south of the railway line, and then walked back to the Square stopping briefly to look at several buildings of historic interest including the John Clifford school.

Walk 3 – Beeston Town Centre for Beginners

Held On: Sunday 9th September 2012
Distance and Duration: 2 miles, 1.5 hours
Met at: The Podium in Beeston Square

A walk designed primarily for both newcomers to Beeston, and those who have lived here but not had the chance to venture very far! It began and ended in the Square, and took in the structure of Beeston centre, with a brief walk along the High Road towards Chilwell, then north up Wollaton Road to take in the remaining mills, east along the High Road, and back to the Square. The aim was that those who came on the walk started to learn something about Beeston and were then inspired to find out more!

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