With five country parks (Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Rufford Abbey Country Park, the National Water Sports Centre, Bestwood Country Park and Cotgrave Country Park) and seven nature reserves (Cockglode and Rotary Woods LNR near Edwinstowe, Daneshill Lakes LNR near Ranskill, Rainworth Water LNR near Rainworth, Rufford Country Park LNR within Rufford Country Park, Southwell Trail LNR linking Southwell, Farnsfield and Bilsthorpe, Teversal and Pleasley Trails LNR (in conjunction with Ashfield District Council) and Tippings Wood LNR, between Rainworth and Blidworth) and many rural havens Nottinghamshire has lots of great walks to offer. There is aslo splendid woodland including famous Sherwood Forest and the less known Greenwood Community Forest. Here I list walks Ken Brockway and I have done in the county, many of them exploring interesting villages and features of our industrial heritage.
Interactive map of the walks
|Nottingham Canal, Cossall Marsh, Swingate and Kimberley||6.2||At just over six miles, a gem of a walk between Ilkeston and Nottingham, to rural haven from urban sprawl.|
|Gunthorpe, River Trent, Hoveringham and Caythorpe||6.3||A lovely and very easy six mile walk of river, lakes and streams in rural Nottinghamshire.|
|Lowdham, Epperstone and Thurgarton||6.5||A ten mile walk in Nottinghamshire with lovely villages, grand houses, fields and waterside to enjoy on the way.|
|Nether Broughton, Queensway Old Dalby, Old Dalby and Upper Broughton||7.6||A circular walk of eight miles on the Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire boundary. Nether Broughton is near Melton Mowbray, famous for Pork Pies & Stilton cheese.|
|Huthwaite, Brierly Forest Park and Hardwick Hall Country Park||11.6||At over 10 miles a good circular walk from Brierly Forest Park near Huthwaite to Hardwick Hall and Tibshelf.|
|Kirklington, Maplebeck, Caunton and Winkburn||12.3||A longer walk of over 12 miles in rural North Nottinghamshire to well kept villages with lovely countryside between them.|
|Nottingham Canal, Cossall Marsh, Swingate and Kimberley||6.2|
|Gunthorpe, River Trent, Hoveringham and Caythorpe||6.3|
|Lowdham, Epperstone and Thurgarton||6.5|
|Nether Broughton, Queensway Old Dalby, Old Dalby and Upper Broughton||7.6|
|Huthwaite, Brierly Forest Park and Hardwick Hall Country Park||11.6|
|Kirklington, Maplebeck, Caunton and Winkburn||12.3|
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