Newark River Walk
Enjoy a short stroll around the riverside park in Newark on Trent on this easy walk in Nottinghamshire. There's much to see in this interesting and picturesque area including the Town Lock, Newark Castle, Trent Bridge and the Millgate Museum.
The walk starts from the parking area at the riverside park but you could also start from the nearby Newark Castle railway station. The park has nice footpaths taking along the river to the Town Lock. Here you will find a nice sensory garden and lots of old buildings which have now been converted into cafes and shops.
The walk then crosses the river and heads to Newark Castle. The castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and includes a ruined gatehouse dating from the 12th century. It's in a lovely riverside location with quiet Victorian gardens and access to the castle's walls and dungeons.
After exploring the castle the walk then crosses the Trent Bridge to return you to the riverside park and the finish point of the walk.
The Trent Valley Way long distance trail runs through the town. You could pick up the path and follow it towards Nottingham and visit the Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Also near the town is Stapleford Woods where there's miles of nice trails to try.