The Very Best Walks In Nottingham (Plus Where To Eat And Drink After)

Without a doubt, Nottinghamshire is one of the country's most gorgeous counties, boasting lush greenery, scenic landmarks and plenty of nature to explore. Whether you’re in need of some fresh crisp air or on the hunt for your new running route, we’re breaking down all the trails you’ll need, as well as some scrumptious spots for food afterwards. Here’s our trusty guide to the best Nottingham walks – beleaf us on this one.


Colwick Country Park

If you’re on the hunt for walks around Nottingham city centre, then Colwick Country Park is an excellent destination. Along with accessible paths to discover spanning 250 acres, the area is bursting with things to do, from exploring the wildlife spots to geocaching and fishing. Just a 10-minute drive away, Poppy and Pint is great if you’ve got a hankering for a roast or burger after your outing.

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If you fancy venturing a little further, there are plenty of Peak District walks near Nottingham too.

Nottingham’s Hidden Treasures

Appropriately named Nottingham’s Hidden Treasures, this is an absolute gem if you’re looking for easier routes. Created by Nottingham Walks By Bus series, the trail is fab for those wanting to learn some history behind the Midlands. You’ll come across checkpoints with straightforward directions to your next destination. Just be cautious that there are a few set of steps along the way. And afterward, head to Sir John Borlase Warren on Ilkeston Road for post-walk sips.

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Ideal if you're looking for all the tourist attractions.

River Trent Walk

Ready for River Trent's Walk? Start off your path with a quick drink at Brewhouse Kitchen & Bar before scooting your way toward the Beeston area. The main attraction? The river stretches over 185 miles making it one of the best waterside walks in Nottinghamshire. With swans and other wildlife, you can skip stones, take a breather or partake in some wholesome bird watching.

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For easy-going saunters, be sure to check out this canal walk.

Nottinghamshire Wolds

For free circular walks in Nottinghamshire, mosey down to this 13-kilometre trail, which links three villages across the Trent Valley and is made up of Jurassic rocks. It starts in Keyworth, where there are footpaths and low inclines. Even better, once you get to the last half of the walk, you’ll see horses and cattle – a real treat during your retreat. You can even pop into The Willow Tree along the way too.

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This circular walk is ideal for summery strolls and delish nosh.

Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground

This gorgeous haunt promises plenty of sites to see along the way, including a cracking playground upon entering. Perfect for family strolls, you can walk around the Queen’s Walk Recreation Ground and then make your way towards Victoria Embankment. You’ll get to see the area’s iconic suspension bridge, and if you’re looking for Nottingham walks with pubs nearby, check out none other than Embankment for a pint.

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Pimp up your stride with this scenic walk.

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