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Walking

With its rolling countryside, picturesque towns and villages and peaceful country parks, it’s no surprise that Nottinghamshire is a popular destination for walkers. Whether you are a keen hiker who wants to base your holiday around a challenging multi-stage walk or you simply want to take a relaxing afternoon stroll with a coffee stop on the way, we have plenty of inspiration for you.

Please note: some of the attractions may charge to use the car park.

Rural Routes

There is no better way to explore Nottinghamshire’s countryside than on foot. Many of our attractions have self-guided trails including Attenborough Nature Reserve, Vicar Water, Clumber Park and Rufford Abbey.

Riverside Rambles

A waterside walk is the perfect way to spend an afternoon and the villages along Nottinghamshire's rivers and canals are make ideal places to visit you want to break up your walk.

The pretty village of Gunthorpe lies on the banks of the River Trent and is particularly popular with walkers on a warm summer’s evening. Finish your walk with a visit to Tom Brown’s Brasserie or Pontefino’s.

Or why not explore the beautiful riverside area of Farndon near Newark? Start your walk at the Chapel Lane car park (grid reference SK768521) and look out for St Peter’s Church, which dates back to Elizabethan times. Farndon Boathouse is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or a drink while you are out exploring.

Need more information?

Click on the boxes below to discover some of our most popular walks and trails. Further details can be obtained from one of our Tourist Information Centres where the staff will be happy to recommend walks.

For a year-round programme of walks as well as information on rights of way and the Countryside Code visit the Nottinghamshire Ramblers’ website.

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Special offers

  1. Valentine's

    Valentine's

    When it comes to the message of love, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place for a romantic experience. Here are a round-up of special offers this Valentine's.

    From: Thursday, 30th October 2014

    To: Sunday, 15th February 2015

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St Mary Magdalene

St Mary Magdalene

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Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

  Admission is FREE, and the normal charge for the car park is £3. Legendary home of Robin...

Newark Castle and Gardens

Newark Castle and Gardens

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Vicar Water Country Park

Vicar Water Country Park

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