The congress excursion will take place on 23rd August.

Five different excursions will be offered.

The excursions will be bookable during the registration process. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

1. Trip to Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre


Once part of a royal hunting forest, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve covers 450 acres and incorporates some truly ancient areas of native woodland where slender birch trees grow alongside more than one thousand veteran oaks, most of which are over 500 years old. The largest and most famous of these is the Major Oak - linked throughout the world to Sherwood’s legendary hero Robin Hood.


Packed lunch provided by The University of Nottingham.

Clumber Park Hotel

On the edge of Sherwood Forest, visit Clumber Park Hotel, set in peaceful and natural surroundings. Refreshments will be served in the beautiful Court Yard Restaurant.

2. Green's Windmill - Brewery Tour

Green's Windmill

Green’s Mill is a restored and working 19th century tower windmill in Nottingham, UK.
In the early 19th century it was owned and operated by the mathematical physicist George Green (1793-1841).


Castle Rock Brewery

The tour is conducted by Nottingham’s official “Robin Hood” (Tim Pollard). After being shown around the brewery you will be able to sample up to three beers in the visitors centre.

After the Brewery Tour, enjoy tea & coffee at The Embankment.


The Embankment

The Embankment was designed by Albert Nelson Bromley, the architect behind some of the most distinctive Boots pharmacy buildings, and opened in 1907 as ‘Boots Store 2.’ In 1919 the Boots Social Club was formed on the same site, created by Jesse Boot as a place of recreation for his staff. The social club was so popular it soon expanded throughout the building and, following the closure of Boots Store 2 in 1979, took over the whole site.

3. Nottingham City Tour

Tour with Robin Hood               

Ezekial Bone is Robin Hood for the twenty-first century. Join him on an adventure around Nottingham and discover the truth of the legend. Follow a trail of historical facts and learn how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told. This thorough and fun exploration of the legend is told against the theatrical back drop of the City. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its history and culture.


Nottingham Castle and Caves

Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London. Its history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue. Totally destroyed after the Civil War, the medieval castle was replaced by a magnificent ducal mansion in 1674. Then in 1875 it was converted into the first municipal museum and art gallery outside London. Award-winning cave tours tell this history and take you down into the passageways and tunnels beneath the building.

There will be tours around the house and the caves. In the afternoon there is free time to explore the house and the gardens.

Packed lunch will be provided by the hotel.

4. Deep in the Dumbles – Lambley Wellie Walk

Please note this is a self-guided tour!

Dumble is a local term for a small wooded dell through which streams have carved out twisting and steep-sided gullies. The main one is simply called Lambley Dumble, and is visited at the end of this walk. From a distance the snaking line of trees and bushes looks like a narrow copse or old field boundary, but often they disguise deep channels filled with gurgling brooks.


Lambley is tucked away at the bottom of a small valley surrounded by a rolling patchwork quilt of fields and clumps of woodland. 'Lambley' derives from Lambs' Lea - an enclosure for the grazing of sheep - although much of the surrounding land is now given over to arable production.

Altogether the rural scene laid out before you is one of such total peace and tranquillity that it comes as a bit of a shock to discover that the bustling city of Nottingham is only 8 miles (12.9km) away.

Refreshments of a light traditional English buffet local ale, wine or tea/coffee and a slice of traditional British cake will be served in The Lambley Village kitchen.

Distance:                   6.3 miles (10.1km)

Minimum time:       3hrs 30min

Ascent/gradient:     508ft (155m)

Level of difficulty:   Hard

Paths:                         Undulating paths and green lanes, over 20 stiles

Landscape:               Rolling farmland, pockets of woodland and villages

Please wear suitable clothing and of course wellies/waterproof footware!

5. Newstead Abbey

A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 - 1814.


Inside the Abbey there is much to explore including Victorian room settings, and the poet's private apartments. The gardens and parkland at Newstead Abbey cover more than 300 acres with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls.

A packed lunch will be provided by the University of Nottingham. Refreshments of tea/coffee and a slice of traditional British cake.

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