Stinting Lane, Forest Town
Stinting Lane is an ancient track way between Old Mill Lane and New Mill Lane at Forest Town and can be found on maps dating back to 1835 and possibly earlier.
Up until the early 1900’s the area came under the parish of Mansfield Woodhouse, the area was surrounded by fields and roads were unmade.
It is believed that Stinting Lane is so called because cattle could be led along the lane to pasture (stint) in the surrounding fields and grassland.
A walk along this lane can be enjoyed at all times of the year.
Evidence of ancient hedgerows can be discovered, along with various aspects of wildlife and nature.
In the summer Stinting Lane is dominantly green with trees, hedgerows, grasses, and bracken, and it is surmised this is why many local people refer to it as ‘Greeny Lane.’
Unfortunately sometimes there are piles of rubbish placed there by people who prefer fly tipping to enjoying the pleasure of the countryside.
There are still wonderful views over the surrounding country side, however some of this is now disappearing as housing estates are being built.
In any area of built up housing it is good to have places where people can walk and take a step back into history, away from the noise of traffic on busy roads.
Stinting Lane is such a place – discover it and enjoy it.!