Nottingham Circular Walk
This long circular walk makes use of various waymarked footpaths to take you on a tour of the city's rivers, canals, nature reserves and parks.
The walk starts at the train station and heads a short distance south to the River Trent. You then follow the Trent Valley Way along the river to the Attenborough Nature Reserve. Here you can explore over 350 acres of lakes, wetland, woodland, grassland and scrub with a huge variety of wildlife to look out for.
The walk then heads north, away from the river, towards Chilwell and Stapleford where you climb to Stapleford Hill Park. Here you will find the Hemlock Stone, an outcrop of New Red Sandstone, deposited more than 200 million years ago in the Triassic Period.
The walk then heads east towards Wollaton Park. The park includes an exquisite Elizabethan mansion surrounded by acres of parkland, woodland, lakes, formal gardens and the deer park.
The final section takes you along the Nottingham Canal to the train station and the finish point.
To extend your walking in the city, head east along the river and visit Colwick Country Park and Holme Pierrepont Country Park. These two nice parks have waterside trails around a series of lakes and waterways.
The long distance Robin Hood Way and Erewash Valley Trail also pass through the city.