Rushcliffe Country Park
Explore over 200 acres of cycling and walking trails in this popular country park in Ruddington near Nottingham. In the park you will find wildflower meadows, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas. There is also a 2 hectare lake where you can see mute swans, great crested grebes and various duck species. Also look out for skylarks, finches, cuckoos, kestrels, sparrow hawks, reed buntings, reed warblers and sedge warblers.
PostcodeNG11 6JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Rushcliffe Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Rushcliffe Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Rushcliffe Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Rushcliffe Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a decent on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.
The park is a great for dog walking and includes a Dog Agility Area. It's a fenced area with various obstacles and activities to entertain your dog.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of the park you could pay a visit to the interesting villages of East and West Leake. Here you could pick up the circular East Leake Walk and explore the countryside and woodland surrounding the villages. East Leake also has a noteworthy 11th century church and the lovely Manor Farm set in 25 acres of woodland and parkland. It's one of the highlights of the area with a variety of animal breeds including donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, lizards, snakes, parrots and axolotls.
Head north into the city and you can enjoy some lovely waterside trails on the Nottingham Canal Walk, the Nottingham Circular Walk and the Beeston Canal Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.