GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Nottingham Circular Walk

18 miles (29 km)

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, anoutcrop ofNew Red Sandstone, deposited more than 200 million years ago in theTriassicPeriod.
The walk then heads east towards Wollaton Park. The park includes an exquisite Elizabethan mansionsurrounded 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.

Nottingham Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Nottingham Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Nottingham War Memorial over the river

The Trent upstream of the Clifton Bridge - - 753515

The Trent upstream of the Clifton Bridge

Attenborough Nature Reserve - - 18249

Attenborough Nature Reserve Lake

The Hemlock Stone - - 17658

Hemlock Stone in Stapleford Hill Park

Camelia House from the west at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, England

Wollaton Park

A fence and tree line from the Stable Block at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England

Fence and tree line from the Stable Block at Wollaton Park

Navigation completed - panoramio

Nottingham Canal 1

Navvygating again - panoramio

Nottingham Canal Lock

GPS Files

GPX File

Nottingham Circular Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Nottingham Circular Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')