Walking with the Straws

Follow in the footsteps of the Straws

A walk is the perfect way for families to spend time together and explore their local area at this time of year.

If you like the idea of combining exercise with some food for thought, why not join one of our guided walks this year? Our walks programme has been inspired by William and Walter Straw, who were keen walkers and kept fit and active. The pair were even involved in helping map out the footpaths in their area when the Public Rights of Way Act was first introduced.

Our ever popular Worksop Walk, provides an insight into the history of the town and the places that mattered to the Straw family.


Following the success of the event, it will be joined by a series of new walks for 2019, including the Straw’s Stroll, Towpath Trek and Red Lane Ramble.

The Straw’s Stroll reveals the surprising links between the grand ducal estate of the Dukes of Newcastle and the Straw family, in a stroll through the picturesque landscape of Clumber Park.

The Towpath Trek, gives walkers an opportunity to enjoy Worksop’s peaceful canal side views and a brief potted history of the town, while the Red Lane Ramble, is a chance to follow in the footsteps of the Straw family at Christmas time. The Red Lane Ramble was detailed in William Jnr’s diary entry for 26 December, 1929; only a few years before their father, William Snr’s death.

All walks run from 9.30am to 11.30am and tickets cost £5 (Clumber Park’s normal admission prices also apply for the Straw’s Stroll). The walks run throughout the year, starting with the first Worksop Walk on 27th March. Please do book in advance for all events as spaces are limited on 01909 482380.

Keep up to date with news on our walks and all our other events next year on these pages and Mr Straw’s House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.