Cotgrave Country Park
This lovely country park near Nottingham is the perfect place for a peaceful cycle or walk. The park includes woodland, wetland, lakes and informal grassland while the Grantham canal also runs through the park. You could continue your exercise along the Grantham Canal and visit the nearby village of Hickling where there's a nice canalside pub. If you head a couple of miles north where you'll find the Holme Pierrepont Country Park and Colwick Country Park.
Cotgrave is located just a few miles south east of Nottingham city centre, near the market town of West Bridgford.
Cotgrave Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cotgrave Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cotgrave Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cotgrave Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for a dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north there's the Radcliffe on Trent Cliff Walk which takes you along an elevated tree lined path above the river. The area also includes the Rockley Memorial Park where you'll find lovely gardens in a peaceful setting.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.