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Area name: Nottinghamshire

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Nottinghamshire Area
If you mention the Shire of Nottingham to outsiders they will surely conjure up images of medieval long-bowmen, rotund Friars and giants wielding staffs - all conspiring, in a woodland setting, to take from the rich and give to the poor.

As you might imagine Nottinghamshire is much more than Robin Hood country, although this noble figure does play a prominent part in our history and there are many sites of interest within the county, all claiming connections with our loveable hero.

Nottinghamshire has an endless supply of magnificent buildings such as Southwell Minster, Wollaton Hall, Rufford Abbey, Newstead Abbey and the ruined Newark Castle. It should also not be forgotten that thanks to the initiative of the County Council we are blessed with a host of Country Parks close to the urban centres that provide open access for walkers. Indeed many of these are former industrial sites, left over from the mining industry, which have been sympathetically converted into parkland and now provide ample walking opportunities for everyone.

Our footpaths and bridleways span a varied countryside taking in farmland, canals, rivers, fine villages and woodland. We diligently monitor the rights of Way network for any problems, with a careful watch being kept on preservation. The 105 miles of the Robin Hood Way which was planned by members of the Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club is the perfect example of the many pleasures Nottinghamshire has to offer. We hope you enjoy walking in our Shire and discovering many new places that you will want to return to over the forthcoming years.

There are fourteen groups spread throughout the county. The Nottinghamshire Area pioneered the formation of RA groups for people in their 20s and 30s with the Notts Derby Walking Group being the first of its kind in the country.  We also now have a group for the over 40s (One Step Walkers) covering the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire Area. All groups offer a programme of either weekly or fortnightly walks in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding counties and these combined with many other varied social activities provide something for everybody. Listed on the right of this page are our upcoming walks - you will be made welcome by whichever group you chosse to walk with.

The groups can give you:
* Expert and intimate walk knowledge of all borders of Nottinghamshire, the United Kingdom and beyond
* Unrivalled enthusiasm for walking and the outdoors
* A pathway to glowing health and wellbeing
* Whatever you want, get outside, make new friendships, sociable and lots of fun
* Something you can contribute to and shape and develop in future for the benefit of others
* A zero cost and sustainable activity

Visit our website for more information –


Groups in this area


We are an active group walking on Wednesdays and Sundays. We organise short and longer walks all year round in the Broxtowe area of Nottinghamshire and further afield. Everyone welcome!


Join our small and friendly group based around Collingham and East Nottinghamshire.


Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends ...

Mansfield and Sherwood Walking

Ramblers group for Mansfield, Warsop, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Edwinstowe and Ollerton areas of the county. Walks take place every Sunday with alternating short and long walks.


Walking Group with members mainly from Newark and the surrounding area. For details about our Nottinghamshire Festival of Walks go to


Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends ...

Notts Derby Walking

NDWG is the RA Group specifically for people in their 20s, 30s and 40s. New members are always welcome. We offer a variety of walks from easier rambles to energetic mountain hikes.

One Step Walkers

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends ...

Ravenshead and Hucknall

Friendly Group of members from the Ravenshead & Hucknall area of Nottinghamshire


Popular Group based around the North Notts town of Retford offering a varied programme of regular walks on Sundays. We meet in the Chapelgate Car Park in Retford to share cars.

Robin Hood Way

Our groups helps people enjoy walking and protect the Robin Hood Way long distance recreational route through Nottinghamshire. It a 105 mile self guided route via a fully illustrated book.


The Rushcliffe Group is a large group with members varying in age from 40 somethings to the mature 70 year olds. We are based in the South of Nottinghamshire


A small friendly Group based in around the Southwell area of Notts offering varied regular walks in and around the county. For more information please visit our web-site,

Vale of Belvoir

A small and friendly group covering the Notts Vale of Belvoir area. Our varied programme offers weekly Sunday and monthly Wednesday walks. In June and July we offer leisurely, mid-week strolls


Friendly, small group offering a varied programme of walks most Sundays, alternate Thursdays, plus some evening walks on Wednesdays ifrom May to August.