MELBOURNE PARKLANDS NOON COLUMN WALK

This walk begins at the Staunton Harold Nursery and winds its way through the Staunton estate to the secretive nature reserve at Dimminsdale before returning to the Noon Column. There is plenty of parking at the back of Staunton Harold Nursery – LE65 1RU (car park charge £1) Directions to Noon Column: Walk out of […]

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

During the summer of 2017 ROOTS Community Singers took their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest. These walks are now available as electronic downloads for everyone to enjoy! There are six walks in the series ranging from easy to moderate and […]

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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 […]

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Rollickin’ Rollin’ Shanties!

Roots Community Singers’ Shanty evening proved one of the most successful events in the choir’s history with tickets selling out almost two weeks ahead of the event! More importantly the evening proved great fun for both the choir and guests who were able to exercise their vocal cords on a wide range of watery songs […]

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Wayfarers All!

It took almost two years to come to fruition, but the long awaited Wayfarers All CD of original music and song celebrating the National Forest’s long distance footpath finally launched at two local events beginning with the Swadlincote Food Festival. This very popular festival drew a large crowd many of which took the time to […]

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