On Your Doorstep - Local Health Walks for Mansfield & Ashfield

About Us

Our walks are open to anyone who wants to take up walking as a means of improving their general health and wellbeing. The walks are free and you will not be required to join anything. First-time attenders will be asked to complete a registration form.

These walks are also aimed at people who are recovering from a medical procedure or operation; people who have been ill and people who have been advised to take exercise for health reasons.

There is also a strong social element to these walks and we encourage people to stay at the end of the walk for a chat over tea/coffee. We also organise regular social events, including meals.

For people who are unable to walk for up to 90 minutes or need to walk on fairly flat, good surfaces, we also offer very short walks. Our Every Step Counts walks are on pavement/tarmac and last less than 30 minutes. Our Beginners walks last for 1 hour and are also on pavements/tarmac.

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Bleak Hills and Oakham Nature Reserve
Bleak Hills and Oakham Nature Reserve
1:30
Brierley Forest Park
Brierley Forest Park
1:30
Every Step Counts Short Walk
Every Step Counts Short Walk
0:25
Friday Walk
Friday Walk - Longer
1:15
Fulwood Walk
Fulwood Walk
1:25
Heritage Walk
Walk Option 1
1:00
Mansfield Woodhouse
Mansfield Woodhouse
1:20
Masons Arms Walk
Walk Option 1
1:25
Meden Vale Walk
Walk Option 1
1:25
Newstead
Walk Option 1
1:25
Oxclose Wood Walk
Oxclose Wood Walk
1:15
Pleasley Miners Welfare Walk
Pleasley Walk
1:25
Pleasley Pit Cafe walk
Walk Option 1
1:15
Portland Park, Kirkby
Walk Option 1
1:30
Rainworth Walk
Walk Option 1
1:25
Scarcliffe Walk
Walk Option 1
1:30
Skegby Village
Walk Option 1
1:25
Spa Ponds Walk
Spa Ponds Walk
1:30
Strawberry Hill SSSI
Strawberry Hill SSSI
1:25
Teversal & Silverhill
Teversal & Silverhill
1:30
Vicar Water
Vicar Water
1:25
Walk and Social
Walk and Social
1:00
Warsop & Church Warsop
Walk Option 1
1:10
Woodland Walk
Woodland Walk
1:30

We offer walks of up to 90 minutes every day of the week from Monday to Friday. Shorter walks available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - just ask. All walks start at 11am. Please download our programme (pdf) for full details.

Monday walks take place in Huthwaite.

We offer a 90 minute walk every Tuesday from different locations in the area with tea, coffee and soft drink facilities plus toilets at the end of every walk.

Wednesday walk take place in Pleasley.

Thursday walks start from the Masons Arms PH on Eastfield Side, Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Friday walks all start from the centre of Mansfield Market Place, by the Bentinck Memorial. All walks finish with the chance to socialise over tea/coffee. The first Friday of each month is a history walk around the town centre.

Our Events

Where walks start from public houses,  the permission of the Landlord/Landlady has been granted for use of the car park.

Everyone taking part must fill in a questionnaire before walking with us for the first time.

On Your Doorstep also offer longer walks that are outside the definition of a Walking for Health walk. These walks are slightly longer and over rougher ground; they may also include a couple of stiles. They are aimed at people who want to improve their fitness and are already capable of doing the Walking for Health walks that we offer. Contact On Your Doorstep for more details.

June 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Friday Walk
11:00
 
 
 
4
5
6
7
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9
10
Brierley Forest Park
11:00
 
Rainworth Walk
11:00
 
Pleasley Pit Cafe walk
11:00
 
Warsop & Church Warsop
12:00
 
Masons Arms Walk
11:00
 
Heritage Walk
11:00
 
 
 
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12
13
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17
Brierley Forest Park
11:00
 
Oxclose Wood Walk
11:00
 
Pleasley Pit Cafe walk
11:00
 
Masons Arms Walk
11:00
 
Friday Walk
11:00
 
 
 
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19
20
21
22
23
24
Brierley Forest Park
11:00
 
Woodland Walk
11:00
 
Pleasley Pit Cafe walk
11:00
 
Meden Vale Walk
12:00
 
Masons Arms Walk
11:00
 
Friday Walk
11:00
 
 
 
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27
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29
30
1
Brierley Forest Park
11:00
 
Bleak Hills and Oakham Nature Reserve
11:00
 
Pleasley Pit Cafe walk
11:00
 
Masons Arms Walk
11:00
 
Friday Walk
11:00
 
 
 

Contacts

Keith Wallace
Scheme Coordinator
07527 160 339
keithwallacewfh@gmail.com
Andy Bond
07756 350 250
  

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