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Nottinghamshire Walks

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Attenborough Nature Reserve4 miles (6 km)Explore over 350 acres of lakes, wetland, woodland, grassland and scrub in this popular nature reserve near Nottingham. The reserve sits at the confluence of theRiver Erewashand the River Trent and contains several large lakes which attract a wide variety of birdlife. Look out for shoveler,diving ducks and herons. View Full Details>>
Bestwood Country Park4 miles (7 km)Bestwood Country Park is located on the outskirts of the city of Nottingham and consists of 650 acres of open green space. The park includes Mill Lakes, where you can follow the waterside trail and look out for the wide variety of water birds that visit the park. There are also wildflower meadows and peaceful forest trails through ancient oak woodlandto enjoy. View Full Details>>
Blidworth Woods3 miles (5 km)Explore the pine woodlands and open heath of Blidworth Woods, on this peaceful walk in Sherwood Forest. You can park in the Blidworth Lane car park at the northern end of the woods to start the walk. There is also a larger parking area on Longdale Lane at the southern end. View Full Details>>
Broxtowe Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)This country park in Nottingham has some nice cycling and walking trails to try. The park covers 46 hectares and includes nice surfaced trails, open grassland and woodland areas with bluebells in the spring. There's also lots of pretty wildflowers and woodland birds to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for Green woodpeckers and Ramsons (wild garlic). View Full Details>>
Burntstump Country Park2 miles (3 km)Explore open grassland, woodland and glade in this country park in Nottingham. In the park you will find peaceful woodland walking trails, an ornamental pondand the Burnstump Inn where you can enjoy refreshments. The pub overlooks the cricket field so it's a nice place to relax on match days. View Full Details>>
Clumber Country Park5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle around the fabulous Clumber Park in Worksop. Clumber Park contains over 3,800 acres of woodland, open heath and rolling farmland. There is also a beautiful serpentine lake and a picturesque avenue of lime trees that runs for 2 miles. Also of interest is the picture postcard Hardwick Village, the Gothic Clumber Chapel and the Walled Kitchen Garden. View Full Details>>
Colwick Country Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy several miles of lovely, waterside walking and cycling in this country park in Nottingham. The park contains two large lakes, a marina, woodland and meadows. The River Trent also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk along the Trent Valley Way walking route. There is also an excellent visitor centre with cycle hire available. View Full Details>>
Cotgrave Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)This lovely country park near Nottingham is the perfect place for a peaceful cycle or walk. The park includes woodland, wetland, lakes and informal grassland while the Grantham canal also runs through the park. You could continue your exercise along the Grantham Canal walk route or head a couple of miles north where you'll find the Holme Pierrepont Country Park and Colwick Country Park. View Full Details>>
Cresswell Crags1 miles (1.5 km)This walk takes you around this fascinatinglimestonegorge on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border. There's a lovely waterside footpath running along Crags Lake with views of the surrounding caves and cliffs. It's a well surfaced trail taking you up close to the remarkable geological features in the park. There is an excellent visitor centre with a museum detailing the history of the caves and fissures. You can see bones oflynx, beaver and wild pig dating from the last Ice Age 9,500 years ago. There's also some fascinating Cave Art, with engravings andbas-reliefsfound on the walls and ceilings of some of the caves as recently as 2013. It's a very important find as it had previously been thought that no Britishcave artexisted. View Full Details>>
Cuckoo Way46 miles (74 km)This walk follows the Chesterfield Canal through Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire from Chesterfield to West Stockwith. You will pass 36 locks and 11 bridges as you walk along one of England's most beautiful waterways. View Full Details>>
Daneshill Lakes1 miles (1.7 km)This easy walk takes you around the lovely Daneshill Lakes Nature Reserve near Retford. There's wetlands, woodland, grassland, flowering plants and lots of wildlife to look out for on the site. Look out for grebes, swans, willow warbler, whitethroat, and blackcap on your walk. There's a free on-site car park from which you can start the walk. To the south there's the more popular open water section, while to the north there's some peaceful woodland trails to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Erewash Canal12 miles (19 km)Follow the Erewash canal through south Derbyshire on this waterside cycling and walking route. The canal runs from Trent Lock near Long Eaton to the Langley Mill (Great Northern) basin. You can follow the towpath all the way on your bike or on foot. It's a nice easy route that runs for about 12 miles so it's a good family cycle ride or long walk. On the way you'll pass old mills, pretty locks and a number of stone bridges. The areas around Nutbrook Junction and Trowell Marsh are nature reserves where you can look out for a wide variety of wildlife. There's also nice views of the River Erewash and the surrounding countryside. The canal forms part of the larger Erewash Valley Trail so it's easy to extend your exercise on this circular route. View Full Details>>
Erewash Valley Trail28 miles (45 km)This splendid cycling and walking trail explores the canals, countryside, towns and villages of south Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It's a circular route with miles of great traffic free sections so it's ideal for families or anyone looking for a safe cycle ride. Walkers can also enjoy the nice surfaced trails along the canals and through the nature reserves on this varied route. View Full Details>>
Gedling Country Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a series of well laid out cycling and walking trails in this 240 acre country park in Nottingham View Full Details>>
Grantham Canal32 miles (52 km)A lovely peaceful walk alongside the Grantham Canal from Grantham to Nottingham. View Full Details>>
Holme Pierrepont Country Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle in this splendid 270 acre country park in Nottingham. The park includes several large lakes and the delightful Skylark Nature Reserve. You can hire a bike or just go for a stroll along the lovely, lakeside paths. The River Trent also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk along the Trent Valley Way walking route. Adjacent to Holme Pierrpont is Colwick Country Park which is another option for extending your outing. You could also head to Broxtowe Country Park where there's some nice woodland trails and a BMX track to try. View Full Details>>
Idle Valley Nature Reserve8 miles (13 km)This splendid nature reserve in Retford has several waymarked walking trails to try. There's lots to see with waterside walks along several pretty lakes and the River Idle which runs right through the site. The expansive reserve covers 450 hectares with hundreds of species of wetland birds to look out for. These include gadwall, wigeon, pochard, lapwing and redshank. There's also streams, woodland trails and lots of interesting plants and flowers to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Kings Mill Reservoir1 miles (2 km)This lake in Mansfield has a nice walking trail to follow around the perimeter of the water. The trail runs for just over a mile with nice views across the lake and lots of waterfowl to see too. Keep your eyes peeled for birds such as coot, grey heron and little grebe as you make your way around the water. View Full Details>>
Langold Country Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy woodland, wildlife meadows and two pretty lakes in this 300 acre country park near Worksop View Full Details>>
Mansfield2 miles (2.5 km)The area surrounding the market town of Mansfield has some excellent choices for walkers. There's fine woodland trails in the nearby Sherwood Forest, several country parks, riverside trails and a pretty reservoir on the outskirts of the town. View Full Details>>
Midshires Way225 miles (362 km)This route follows public bridleways and quiet country lanes through Middle England, from Bledlow, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, to Stockport in Greater Manchester. The path links the Ridgeway National Trail with the Trans Pennine Trail passing through the countryside of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicesteshire, Nottinghamshire and the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Moorgreen Reservoir2 miles (4 km)This short walk visits Colliers Wood Nature Reserve before following footpaths to the nearby Moorgreen Reservoir. View Full Details>>
Newark River Walk1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a short stroll around the riverside park in Newark on Trent on this easy walk in Nottinghamshire. There's much to see in this interesting and picturesque area including the Town Lock, Newark Castle, Trent Bridge and the Millgate Museum. View Full Details>>
Newstead Abbey6 miles (9 km)Explore the extensive parkland surrounding this former Augustinianpriory and home to Lord Byron. View Full Details>>
Nottingham Canal8 miles (13 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle along this pretty canal in Nottingham. The route runs along the Erewash Valley Trail from Langley Mill to the outskirts of Nottingham. It's a nice flat ride which is ideal for families. View Full Details>>
Nottingham Circular Walk18 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. View Full Details>>
Robin Hood Way107 miles (172 km)Follow in the footsteps of this legendary figure on this super walk through Sherwood Forest and the Nottinghamshire countryside View Full Details>>
Rufford Country Park3 miles (5 km)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. View Full Details>>
Rushcliffe Country Park2 miles (3 km)Explore over 200 acres of cycling and walking trails in this popular country park near Nottingham View Full Details>>
Sherwood Forest Country Park6 miles (10 km)Explore 450 acres of peaceful woodland in this famous park and Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire. In Sherwood Forest you'll pass the 800 year old Major Oak which is rumoured to be the base of Robin Hood. There are also excellent facilites with a Visitor Centre and cafe. View Full Details>>
Sherwood Pines Forest Park5 miles (8 km)Enjoy several waymarked cycling and walking trails in this large woodland area in Mansfield. The cycle trails include a 3 mile, green graded ride which is great for families. The Adventure Cycle Trail is blue graded and runs for 6 miles - it's also a nice flat ride which is suitable for all abilities. It takes place on a superall weather limestone surface so you can try it at any time of year. For enthusiasts there is the red graded Kitchener Trail which is a much faster and more challenging ride. View Full Details>>
Silverhill Wood2 miles (3.2 km)Climb to the highest point of Nottinghamshire on this pleasant walk around Silverhill Wood Country Park. The park was built on two former colliery sites and includes a series of good footpaths taking you to woodland, ponds and an excellent viewpoint with fine views over the surrounding area. View Full Details>>
Southwell Trail7 miles (11 km)This traffic free cycling and walking trail links Southwell to Bilsthorpe in the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire. It's a good one for families as the path is well defined, flat and safe. It runs along a disused railway line closed in 1968. View Full Details>>
Teversal Trail4 miles (7 km)Enjoy cycling and walking along these former railway lines, located on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. It's a nice flat path, with good views of the surrounding countryside to enjoy on the way. View Full Details>>
Trent Valley Way77 miles (124 km)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. View Full Details>>
Vale of Belvoir15 miles (24.3 km)A long circular walk through the lovely Vale of Belvoir on the borders ofLeicestershire,NottinghamshireandLincolnshire. It's a varied walk with woodland trails, waterside paths along the Grantham Canal and a visit to the splendid Belvoir Castle. The walk runs for about 15 miles with some moderate climbing at the start through the Belvoir Estate. The remainder of the route is fairly easy going with nice flat paths from Stathern onwards. View Full Details>>
Vicar Water Country Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 200 acres of rare heathland, mature woodland and species rich grassland in this country park near Mansfield. The park offers spectacular views across to Derbyshire and Lincolnshire and is home to an abundance of wildlife including herons, kingfishers, foxes, hares, tawny owls, nightjar and woodpeckers. There are also two bodies of water - Vicar Pond and Vicar Water. View Full Details>>
Welbeck Estate4 miles (6 km)Follow the waymarked trails through the Welbeck Estate on this easy walk on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. The Welbeck Abbey estate is located just to the south west of Worksop. You can begin your walk from the Harley Gallery car park just of the A60 in Welbeck. Just to the north of the car park you can pick up a section of the Robin Hood Way long distance footpath. If you follow it east it will take you through the estate to the lovely Shrubbery and Gouldsmeadow Lakes. The path passes between the two lakes with splendid views across the woodland and parkland of the estate. View Full Details>>
Wollaton Park4 miles (6 km)This super deer park in Nottingham is ideal for a short cycle or walk in delightful surroundings. The park is located on the western edge of the city centre and consists of an exquisite Elizabethan mansionsurrounded by acres of parkland, woodland, lakes, formal gardens and the deer park. View Full Details>>

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