Friends of Southwell Trail

The Southwell Trail is a 7.5 mile bridleway from Bilsthorpe to Southwell built on the track bed of the old Midland Railway. The Friends of the Southwell Trail was formed during the declaration of the Trail as a Local Nature Reserve. We are a passionate group of people living close to the Trail who regularly lead bird and wildflower identification walks as well as surveying wildlife and talking to users of the Trail. During the winter months we enjoy getting out on the Trail to take part in conservation task days run by Nottinghamshire County Council.

We meet in the local pub several times a year to discuss issues, share information and plan our programme of events. Come and join us, we would be pleased to welcome you. Check our Facebook page or get in touch by email at