|RUSHCLIFFE COUNTRY PARK||Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints|
|Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6JS|
Set in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside - about half a mile south of Ruddington - Rushcliffe Country Park is an ideal place to get away from it all.
With a network of over 8 kilometres of footpaths, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas, the park is excellent for walking, jogging, cycling, spotting wildlife and exercising your dog. Bring your family and a picnic.
Encourage your children to use the extensive play area, which offers around 20 pieces of modern equipment for ages 12 and below. For older children there's a Skate Park with new exercise equipment available.
|SHERWOOD PINES VISITORS CENTRE||Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints|
|Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9JL|
Managed by Forest Enterprises - part of the Forestry Commission - it is the largest woodland open to the public in the East Midlands. A working forest - Sherwood Pines is an important timber producing. Pines, heath and oak trees are havens for wildlife including birds such as the nightjar and of course the fallow deer. A superb visitor centre with a cafe providing refreshments and a cycle hire shop. There are waymarked trails, with an easy access trail for disabled visitors. Cycle routes are marked, the routes offer choices to suit everyone from families to off-road cyclists.
|VICAR WATER COUNTRY PARK||Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints|
|Mansfield Road, Clipstone, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9AA|
Award-winning 80ha country park with a network of accessible footpaths, cycleways and wildlife habitats. Facilities include a visitor centre with cafe, toilets and information, a children's play area, picnic areas and ample free parking. Climb to the top of the hill to experience breathtaking views across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Vicar Pond, a 2.5ha lake, offers coarse fishing for carp, bream, roach and perch and day tickets are available. The park has been awarded a Green Flag quality mark every year since 2000 in recognition of its high standards.
|SCONCE & DEVON PARK||Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints|
|Boundary Road, Newark, Notts. NG24 4AU|
A recent £1.6million makeover has transformed Sconce & Devon Park into a vibrant and attractive open space with lots to see and do. Facilities include a new visitor centre with cafe, toilets and information, an exciting new children's play area and a network of surfaced footpaths that allow access to all areas of the park. Why not cross the new bridge to experience the Queen's Sconce, a 17th Century Civil War earthwork that was once part of the defensive fortifications of Newark, or walk alongside the River Devon through the Devon Pastures meadows and experience the varied wildlife of this designated Local Nature Reserve.