Walking for Health
Walking can help with your general health, improve your fitness, help you to 'de-stress' and is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support's Walking for Health website has lots of information if you're interested in walking your way to health.
Our Tourist Information Centres can provide advice on local walking routes that are suitable for all abilities, as well as providing free maps and leaflets and books to purchase.
Planning Your Route - Where To Walk?
You can walk on all rights of way, footpaths, bridleways, byways and restricted byways as well as on open access land. These are all shown on Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps.
Some areas of farmland are open to walkers through a Defra / Natural England scheme called Countrywalks. You can search for routes in Nottinghamshire on their website.
If you think walking sounds like your thing, then there are many walking groups in and around Newark and Sherwood:
The Sherwood Foragers
This group of walkers covers the areas of Ollerton and Clipstone. The Ollerton group meet every Wednesday at 1:30pm at various locations. The Clipstone Group meet every Wednesday at 10am at various locations, and also hold a Luncheon Club every first Wednesday of the month and occasional day trips to other areas.
Ollerton Walks – Daphne Bowler on 01623 860096
Clipstone Walks - Christine Johnson on 01623 428578
Walk with the Besthorphe Bummelers to improve your physical and mental health. Their Walking for Health leader led walks are suitable for complete novices to regular walkers.
Suitable footwear is a MUST as rural footpaths are used. The walks last up to 60 minutes although you can stop at any time to suit you. Join the group for a tea and coffee at the end.
Walks begin at 10am every Tuesday
Starts from the car park at Old School Lane, Besthorpe, NG33 7GZ
Call Karen on 07976 433 988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the day
Southwell - Workhouse Walkers
Meet at the car park of the National Trust’s Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Notts, NG25 0PT. Walks take place on the last Friday of every month.
The walks and parking at the Workhouse are both FREE. Anyone can attend these walks which are led by a trained walk leader and are around 3 miles in distance, taking about one hour. Shorter walks are available if required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information contact Marie Legg on 01636 812318
This group meets Wednesdays at 10am at various locations around Newark. It also meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
All walks are free and there’s no need to book.
Everyone is welcome and all walks are ideal for beginners, a gentle 1.5 mile walk around Sconce and Devon Park. Please wear appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing.
Contact Barrington Randle: 01636 617 677
Meet at the Southwell Methodist Church car park NG25 0JH (behind the Saracens Head Hotel) on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 am. We walk about 2.5 – 3.0 miles and finish with tea / coffee in a local café.
For more information contact Stephen Dando on 01636 815363
The Clumber push-about is a 2 mile mum friendly walk through Clumber Park.
Why not join us at 10:00am at the Clocktower with your little one. The route we will take will, be suitable for prams and pushchairs and will take around an hour. Various dates throughout the year.
Visit the Clumber Park website for more information.
Trent Vale Walks
Trent vale have developed some walks and further information on these can be found on the Trent Vale Walks website. These walks will take you through historic villages, woodland, farmland and wetland. This is one way to truly uncover some of Trent Vale's fascinating past and present.