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Rural Notts Trails
Like what you've read about Rural Notts? Why not experience what you’ve read in black and white and take to the great outdoors on one of our Rural Notts themed Trails?
With some superb sites and gaining knowledge along the way, explore The Dukeries, Countryside, Pilgrim Father’s Origin, DH Lawrence country and discover more about the county’s Local Produce.
The Dukeries (click here to view the itinerary)
Explore what the former Ducal estates and countryside has to offer with our suggested itinerary. Pay a visit to Lord Byron’s Newstead Abbey, historic Rufford Abbey and Creswell Crags, a world famous archaeological site fissure and home to the world’s oldest ice age art – to name a few.
Pilgrim Fathers (click here to view the trail)
Ever heard the story of the Pilgrim Fathers? Their journey began in Nottinghamshire. Pilgrim Country nestles on the crossroads of three English counties. It overlaps the district of Bassetlaw in north Nottinghamshire, south Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, covering roughly 50 square miles of picturesque villages and charming market towns.
Discover more about the Pilgrim Story on the Mayflower Trail – a circular tour taking you through peaceful villages and the beautiful countryside. Alternatively, you can participate in a bespoke tour with passionate guide, Sue Allen, who is extremely knowledgeable on the whole story.
DH Lawrence country (click here to view the trail)
Walk in the steps of one of the most controversial novelists of the 20th century. DH Lawrence was brought up in the small mining community of Eastwood, in Nottingham – referred to as DH Lawrence’s country.
Key points along the route will entail the likes of the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Vine Cottage and Haggs Farm, just to name a few, and all with a significant relation to the writer’s life.
Local Produce (click here to view the itinerary)
Focussing mainly on rural Notts, experience a trail that will fully tantalise your taste buds, as you stop off at suggested points such as Thaymar Ice Cream, the Welbeck Farm Shop and the Pheasantry Brewery – to name a few.