Rufford Abbey Country Park
Visit Rufford Country Park near Mansfield and explore 150 acres of historic parkland. In the park you will find a medieval monastery, a craft centre, formal gardens, woodland walks, a sculpture trail and a lake.
Rufford park once formed part of a 12th century Cistercian abbey and its estate. It is now a country house estate surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland open to the public.
The Robin Hood Way Walk passes through the park so you can head north on to the nearby village of Edwinstowe, Sherwood Forest Country Park, Clumber Country Park and Thoresby Park if you have time. Just a couple of miles to the south east there's also Sherwood Pines Forest Park.
PostcodeNG22 9DF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Rufford Abbey Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Rufford Abbey Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Rufford Abbey Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rufford Abbey Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The on site Coach House cafe was the original Coach House forming part of the stables and outer courtyard complex. The building dates back to 1725 and now houses a lovely cafe where you can enjoy some post walk refreshments.
The woodland and parkland are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. You are requested to keep them on leads.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.