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!