GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burntstump Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Explore open grassland, woodland and glade in this country park in Nottingham. In the park you will find peaceful woodland walking trails, an ornamental pondand the Burntstump Inn where you can enjoy refreshments. The pub overlooks the cricket field so it's a nice place to relax on match days.
The Robin Hood Way long distance walking trail runs through the park so there is the option of continuing your day out with a walk through Sherwood Forest. You could follow the trail to the nearby Bestwood Country Park where you will find 650 acres of parkland and lakes. Just to the north is Blidworth Woods where there's some nice trails taking you through pine woodland and open heath.
If you head a couple of miles north west along the Robin Hood Way you will soon come to Newstead Abbey. This former Augustinianpriory was also home to Lord Byron. The house is surrounded by acres of parkland, woodland, formal gardens and lakes.
Burntstump park is located close to both Nottingham and Mansfied.

Burntstump Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burntstump Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Papplewick Walk starts from the interesting village which lies just to the west of the park. The worthy village is a conservation area with an ancient church, 18th century cottages and the Grade I listed Papplewick Hall.
Just a mile north of the park you'll find The Papplewick Pumping Station. The attraction is described as 'Britain’s finest Victorian Waterworks' and includes an interesting museum where you can learn all about this Scheduled Ancient Monument. It's located just to the south east of the village on Rigg Lane at postcode NG15 9AJ.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Photos

The Burntstump - geograph.org.uk - 1428429

The Burntstump Public house overlooking Burntstump Country Park. This is a conversion from a house on the former Sherwood Lodge grounds.

Pond in Burntstump Park - geograph.org.uk - 1428420

An ornamental water feature created for the Sherwood Lodge estate.

Burntstump Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 19093

Park sign and wide lawn in the background.

Cricket ground, Burntstump - geograph.org.uk - 1428376

Cricket ground. The home of Ravenshead C.C

Woodland in Burntstump Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1428416

Shady woodland trails. Part of the former grounds of Sherwood Lodge. The woodland here has been thinned to promote further growth for the remaining trees; much of the cut timer appears to be birch and has been left lying rather than harvested.

Burntstump Lodge - geograph.org.uk - 35031

Burntstump Lodge. On the eastern side of the Country Park. It was once a school.

GPS Files

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