For National Walking Month, Nottinghamshire-based Barratt Homes North Midlands is offering a list of scenic riverside walks near its Romans’ Quarter and Fernwood Village developments in Bingham and Newark.
National Walking Month – which lasts through the whole of the month of May and is run by health charity Living Streets – aims to get people out into their local area, be active and appreciate all nature has to offer while taking a scenic walk.
This year’s theme is #Try20, and Living Streets is encouraging everyone who is capable to try walking for a minimum of 20 minutes a day for the duration of the month.
Barratt Homes’ Romans’ Quarter development is situated in the countryside location of the Vale of Belvoir, while Fernwood Village in Newark is surrounded with plenty of green open space. These developments are ideally placed for both short and long walks in a variety of environments that will suit all types of ramblers.
For those new to the area, Barratt Homes has curated a top five list of local walks:
Belvoir Elderflower Walk
- This six-mile-long walk is perfect for residents living around Romans’ Quarter. It will take you past Belvoir Fruit Farm and Muston Gorse Farm before leading you to the Grantham Canal. Following the canal towpath into Woolsthorpe, this route offers stunning scenery through the countryside.
Vale of Belvoir Circular Walk
- If you’re in the Romans’ Quarter area and looking for a longer walk, this 15-mile trail is perfect for a weekend ramble. Leading through woodlands, waterside paths and the Belvoir Estate, this route is the perfect way to see the local countryside.
Barkestone Circular Walk
- If you want a shorter walk, this mile-long route in the Vale of Belvoir near the Romans’ Quarter development will lead you from Barkestone Church into open fields where you will be treated to stunning views of the vale.
Accessible River Trent Walk
- Close to the Fernwood Village development, this Newark walk is fully accessible to wheelchair users. The route starts at Newark Castle and heads towards the river where you can experience the cobbled streets of the old town and get great views of the castle.
Beacon Hill Conservation Park
- Situated close to the Fernwood Village development in Newark, Beacon Hill Conservation Park includes scrub, woodland, hedgerows and grassland to help wildlife thrive. If you’re looking to spot some wildlife in a wildflower meadow, Beacon Hill is the perfect day out for you.
More information on the homes at Romans’ Quarter and Fernwood Village can be found by visiting the Barratt Homes website, or by calling 033 3355 8472.