organised walkes viewpoints points of interest etc in Nottinghamshire
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Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints in Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire Country Parks, Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints

blank tabRUSHCLIFFE COUNTRY PARKCountry 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.
Tel: 0115 9215865
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blank tabSHERWOOD PINES VISITORS CENTRECountry 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.
Tel: 01623 822447
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blank tabVICAR WATER COUNTRY PARKCountry 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.
Tel: 01636 650000
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blank tabSCONCE & DEVON PARKCountry 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.
Tel: 01636 650000
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Portland Park Visitors Centre

Portland Park, Lindleys Lane, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 9AL
Tel: 01623 721617

The Visitor Centre, opened in October 1994, is an environmentally friendly building and a centre of excellence for energy conservation. As well as the outstanding walks within the Park the centre is an ideal starting point for the Three Centres Trail, plus the many other adjoining walks. The centre and many of the park's routes are accessible to wheelchairs, and an electric scooter is available for hire.

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Bestwood Country Park

Alexandra Lodge, Northern Drive Park Rd, Bestwood Village, Nottingham, NG6 8TQ
Tel: 0115 9273674

Explore woodland heath, meadow and modern conservation in this 650 acre country park. Miles of footpaths - ideal for birdwatching, group camping and outdoor activities. Special events throughout the year from teddy bears picnics to ''hands on'' conservation days. Open daily. Admission free.

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Ferry Farm Country Park

Ferry Farm, Boat Lane, Hoveringham, Nottingham, NG14 7JP
Tel:  0115 9664512

Ferry Farm is a 20 acre country park offering opportunity for visitors of all ages to stroll in natural English countryside and admire our farmyard and rare breeds. Facilities: activity playground, assault course and wildlife pond. Gift shop full of natural giftware and furniture. The Ferry Farm Restaurant provides the finest home-made country fayre, and caters for weddings, christenings and children's' parties all year round.

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Brierley Forest Park

Off Skegby Road, Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Tel: 01623 550172     E-mail:

Brierley Forest Park Visitor Centre was opened in December 1999 and is located at the end of Skegby Road in Huthwaite. The Park, 100 hectares (250 acres), provides many trails, nature conservation areas, recreation facilities (such as a golf club and a football pitch), art and sculptures, and areas of local historical interest.

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Teversal Trail Visitors Centre

Carnarvon Street, Off Fackley Road, Teversal, Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 3HJ
Tel: 01623 442021

The Visitor Centre first opened in 1993 and is located at an ideal access point to the Pleasley Trails network and other walks, offering a wide variety of local information on both the trails and other attractions in Nottinghamshire. There is ample free parking directly outside the Centre, and the extensive surrounding grassland areas are ideal for picnics and recreation. Refreshments and snacks are always available whilst the Centre is open. Cycle Hire facilities are available. The Teversal Trails have transformed the trackbeds of former colliery railways to create a network of enchanting trails. The trails provide tranquil walks, horse or bike riding, through beautiful countryside.

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