The best places for a winter walk in Nottinghamshire

With the temperatures dropping, the holiday season may not seem ideal for a stroll, but if you’re a fan of picturesque views and party trails, some of these Nottinghamshire spots should be perfect.

With the Christmas and New Year celebrations behind us, the chance to get out of the house with your loved ones might be just what you need.

Nottinghamshire is full of picturesque parks, forests and walkways ideal for winter walks.

Here are some of the best places to walk in early 2022

Wollaton Park

A favorite among locals and the region at large, at Wollaton Park you will find a park radiating history and natural beauty which makes it a wonderful choice for anyone looking for a winter stroll.

A view of Wollaton Hall

The Elizabethan architecture and peaceful lake of Wollaton Park and Hall are some of the most scenic spots in the park.

But on quieter days, Wollaton Park has a number of great walks to take in the historic park, spot native deer, then you can head to one of the two cafes to warm up.

The Christmas light show at Wollaton runs through Sunday January 9 at Wollaton Hall and Gardens with a new extended trail.

The Bishop’s Walkabout

This route begins and ends at the Nottingham Road car park, west of Cropwell Bishop. You leave the parking lot on the left and walk along the side of the playground with the canal to your left and a fence to your right. The moderate 3.5 mile walk passes through several sites in the area.

Farnsfield and the Halifax Bomber Memorial

This route departs from Farnsfield and takes walkers southwest towards Riddings Farm

The bomber memorial is signed on the trail. After looking at the memorial, you can return to the farm road, then complete the walk to Bird Wood, giving a bit of a climb and some nice views, then back out through the fields.

There are four official routes to choose from in Sherwood Forest, which take anywhere from 30 minutes to two and a half hours.
There are four official routes to choose from in Sherwood Forest, which take anywhere from 30 minutes to two and a half hours.

Sherwood Forest

Dive into 2022 with the Robin Robin Adventure Trail around Sherwood Historic Forest.

The historic forest would be ideal for family outings and even better for those who wish to take their pets with them!

A popular walk is said to lead on the Major Oak Trail; a journey that takes you to the hideout of Nottingham’s favorite outlaw – Robin Hood.

Waterfall at Clumber Park
Waterfall at Clumber Park

Clumber Park

With over 3,800 acres to explore, the National Trust site is full of winter opportunities. Whether you fancy a leisurely stroll or looking to get active before the New Year, Clumber Park provides the perfect backdrop.

For those who like to be in harmony with nature when on the move, Clumber Park contains 120 different types of trees and the beautiful Serpentine Lake in the heart of the estate – a feast for the eyes.

Clumber Park is open to the public seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. all winter long.

Newstead Abbey by crispy day
Newstead Abbey by crispy day

Newstead Abbey

A beautiful historic house set in a beautiful landscape of gardens and green spaces Newstead Abbey was founded as a monastic house at the end of the 12th century.

The gardens and park cover over 300 acres with trails winding past lakes, ponds, and waterfalls.

Visitors will walk in the footsteps of poet Lord Byron, spot the tomb of Manswain’s dog, and, if you’re lucky, spot a peacock or two wandering the grounds.

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