Noon Column Walks – A Jolly Good Walk With A Difference!

This summer ROOTS Community Singers will be taking their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest. The group has planned a series of easy to moderate walks around the unique Noon Columns which mark the 6 main areas of the National Forest. […]

King’s Arms May Day Revels

once we finally had a lovely afternoon for our May Day Revels.  The weather was mainly sunny and fairly warm which made a change from preceding years when we have usually been frozen stiff or blown away. Held at the King’s Arms, this lovely old pub on Coleorton moor provided a fitting venue for a […]

Festive Folk & Other Seasonal Jollys

The run up to Christmas saw Roots Community Singers out and about in the district performing at a wide variety of gigs and events. Starting with a bang the group performed twice in one evening beginning with the Christmas lights switch on at The King’s Arms Coleorton and then moving on to the Sir John […]

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TRENT VALLEY NOON COLUMN WALK

Our last walk begins at Croxall Nature Reserve and also the National Arboretum!  (See below if you are confused!) When: Thursday, 6th July, 2017 Meet: In the Car Park at 10 am Parking: In the car park (SK188.138) at Croxall Nature Reserve which is on the A513 a little further on from the turn to […]

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LEICESTERSHIRE AND SOUTH DERBYSHIRE NOON COLUMN WALK

Our fifth walk begins and ends at Sense Valley Country Park. When: Monday, 3rd July, 2017 Meet: 1 pm at the Noon Column (SK403.113) to sing as the sun pours through the slit! Prompt departure at 1.15 pm Parking: In the top car park (adjacent to the road) at Sence Valley Country Park which is […]

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CHARNWOOD NOON COLUMN WALK

This lovely walk begins and ends at Villa Barra Hill nature reserve. When: Saturday, 1st July, 2017 Meet: 1 pm at the Noon Column (Grid Ref: SK468.113) to sing a song whilst waiting for the sun to shine through the slit. Aiming to leave at 1.15 Parking: Car park at Billa Barra Hill Nature Reserve. […]

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NEEDWOOD AND SOUTH DERBYSHIRE NOON COLUMN WALK

Our third walk begins and ends at Jackson’s Bank car park. When: Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 Meet: 10 am in the car park – the noon column is adjacent to the car park. We are planning to sing here and leave fairly promptly aiming to return to the Noon Column for 1 pm to make […]

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MEASE AND SENCE VALLEY NOON COLUMN WALK

Our second walk begins and ends at Grange Wood in South Derbyshire. (Please note, this is nowhere near Sence Valley Country Park, Ibstock!) When: Monday, 26th June, 2017 Meet: 1 pm at the Noon Column (Grid Ref: SK265.146) to sing a song whilst waiting for the sun to appear through the slit! Leaving at 1.15 […]

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