Trent Valley Way
Follow the River Trent from Long Eaton in Derbyshire to West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire on this lovely waterside walk. The walk passes through Nottingham, Newark on Trent and a series of pretty riverside villages.
On the path you will pass the Attenborough Nature Reserve and the Beeston Canal.
There's also the 12th century ruins at Newark Castle, several pretty locks, watermills, old industrial buildings and historic churches.
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You could stop off in Collingham at The Royal Oak for some refreshments. The friendly Community Pub has a good menu and drinks selection. There's also a large garden which has been extended and landscaped with trees, plants, patio areas and lawn. It's a lovely spot to relax in on warmer days. You can find them on Station Road with a postcode of NG23 7RA for your sat navs.
The walk passes through the delightful village of Gunthorpe. Here you'll find a pretty lock and a riverside hotel in the shape of the Unicorn hotel. Located on the banks of the river you can sit outside and enjoy fine views across the water with your meal. They serve very good food including particularly delicious rotisserie chicken. You can find them at postcode NG14 7FB for your sat navs. They are also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you. In the neighbouring village of Shelford there's also the Earl of Chesterfield which is another fine village pub in the area.
At Fiskerton there's The Bromley Arms. The pub is named after Lord Bromley, of East Stoke Hall on the other side of the river, who liked to hunt on this side. They serve fine food which you can enjoy on the lovely riverside terrace with bistro furniture and patio heaters. There's fine views over the river from here. You can find them at postcode NG25 0UL for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near Newark you will pass the noteworthy Cromwell Lock. The lock includes one of the largest weirs on the Trent which marks the tidal limit of the river. Near the lock you'll also find a memorial garden with a block of Scottish granite bearing the names of ten members of the 131 Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers. They were killed after a power failure caused the navigation lights on the weir to go out and their boat went over the crest.
In Radcliffe there's the the Radcliffe on Trent Cliff Walk which takes you along an elevated tree lined path above the river. The area also includes the Rockley Memorial Park where you'll find lovely gardens in a peaceful setting.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.