GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Daneshill Lakes - Retford

1 miles (1.7 km)

This easy walk takes you around the lovely Daneshill Lakes Nature Reserve near Retford. There's wetlands, woodland, grassland, flowering plants and lots of wildlife to look out for on the site. Look out for grebes, swans, willow warbler, whitethroat, and blackcap on your walk. There's a free on-site car park from which you can start the walk. To the south there's the more popular open water section, while to the north there's some peaceful woodland trails to enjoy.
The reserve is located just to the west of Idle Valley Nature Reserve. The expansive reserve covers 450 hectares with hundreds of species of wetland birds to look out for.
To the south of the site you can pick up the Chesterfield Canal to continue your waterside walking. The towpath can be followed into Retford or towards Ranby.


DN22 8LW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Daneshill Lakes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Daneshill Lakes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

Dogs are welcome at the reserve but please ensure they are kept under control.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Retford Canal Walk uses a section of the Chetsterfield Canal and the Trent Valley Way to create a circular route through the area. The route takes you along the canal towpath before heading through the countryside to visit some of the local villages.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Daneshill Lakes - Car Park Entrance - - 674042

Daneshill Lakes - Footpath View - - 674113

Daneshill Lakes View - - 674115

Field View from Daneshill Lakes Footpath - - 673690

Footpath and meadow at Daneshill Lakes reserve - - 1948823

Footpath and meadow

Track back to the car-park at Daneshill Lakes - - 2075739

Surfaced track back to the car-park at Daneshill Lakes


GPS Files

GPX File

Daneshill Lakes.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Daneshill Lakes.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)