Robin Hood Way
Follow in the footsteps of this legendary figure on this super walk through Sherwood Forest and the Nottinghamshire countryside. On the route:
- Nottingham Castle and the Robin Hood statue at route start
- Wollaton Park - located near Nottingham at the start of the route this attraction includes a deer park and Elizabethan mansion
- A waterside section along the Nottingham Canal near Trowell
- Leen Valley Country Park - the path passes through this pretty country park located on the River Leen at Bestwood.
- Newstead Abbey - with splendid lakes, gardens and the Augustian priory of Newstead Abbey, this is a major walk highlight. It is also the ancestral home of Lord Byron.
- Burntstump Country Park with peaceful woodland walking trails.
- The fascinating limestone gorge and caves at Cresswell Crags
- Welbeck Estate - Next to Cresswell Crags you will find the estate of Welbeck Abbey. The route passes between the estate's two pretty lakes and passes the deer park with its resident white deer.
- Bestwood Country Park with 650 acres of parkland and lakes
- The white deer and Great Lake as you pass through Welbeck Park near Norton
- The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest Country Park - reputed to be Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept.
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In In Nottingham we recommend you visit the unique Canalhouse pub in the city centre. It is famous for having a canal that extends into the grade II listed building, complete with resident narrow boats. There's also a large covered beer garden situated by the canal side which enables people to sit outside no matter the weather. You can find it at 48-52 Canal Street, NG1 7EH
Also of interest is the Fellows, Morton & Clayton housed in the former canal museum. The 19th century pub has nice outdoor seating next to the canal. It's also on Canal Street near to the Canalhouse pub.
In Papplewick there's the Griffin's Head to consider. The pub dates back over 300 years and includes wooden ceilings, exposed beams, a well and three open fires. They serve good quality food and have a spacious outdoor area for warmer days. You can find them on Moor Road at postcode NG15 8EN. The worthy village is also a conservation area with an ancient church, 18th century cottages and the Grade I listed Papplewick Hall to see.
In Edwinstowe there's the Royal Oak. They have an ample car park, an attractive interior with log fires and a fine menu. You can find them on the High Street at postcode NG21 9QP for your sat navs. The historic Rufford Abbey Country Park is located near here and well worth exploring.