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Nottinghamshire has plenty of walks to explore. Whether you’re after a leisurely afternoon stroll or are a keen long distance walker, Notts is the perfect place to take in the fresh air whilst admiring the spectacular countryside views.
Here are a few highlights for you to consider. Please note: Some of the attractions may charge to use the car park.
Nottinghamshire Rural Routes
Experience some of Nottinghamshire’s best rural routes at which were produced in conjunction with Country Walking magazine. Take advantage of a range of self guided rural routes in the glorious countryside at attractions, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Vicar Water Country Park, the Vale of Belvoir, and Teversal and Huthwaite - the highest point in Nottinghamshire and commands spectacular views.
A waterside walk is the perfect way to pass an afternoon, and the villages along Nottinghamshire's rivers and canals provide a pleasant stop.
One example is West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire's most northerly outpost, was a busy little inland port in the canal era. Now days the modern marina is a centre for leisure – and the Chesterfield Canal is popular with walkers.
In the rural countryside, to the east of Nottinghamshire near Southwell on the River Trent, is Fiskerton. It has a quiet charm, with old mill buildings and a pleasant inn.
Further up river, Gunthorpe is a popular place – especially on a warm summer's evening – with both a pub and a chic brassiere overlooking the waterfront.
Furthermore, from the market town of Grantham to the River Trent, the Grantham Canal runs for 33 miles through the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. Much of the line is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
For further information on Canals in Nottinghamshire, see ‘Canals and Waterways’ within this website.
Need more information?
For information on local Rambles, details can be found at The Ramblers in Nottinghamshire - Britains's Walking Charity. Here, you’ll find a year round programme of walks, access to hills, long distance paths and national parks to discover.
You can also visit Nottingham County Council's website for a whole list of great walking routes.
Or you could always speak to a friendly member of the team at the Tourist Information Centre to find out about Nottinghamshire rural routes.
To help you with your plans, we have put together lots of information within this website to help you find directions to and around Nottinghamshire. Discover information about the surrounding towns and of course the city of Nottingham, ideas of where to stay, eat, nightlife and perhaps places to visit and things to do when you are not exploring our countryside!