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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.
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:
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
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 817260.
Walks take place every Sunday starting between 9:30 -10am depending on length of the walk and weather conditions.
The walks are FREE. Anyone can attend these walks which are led by a trained walk leader and are around 3 to 6 miles in distance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sociable dogs are welcome. All walks are local but we do have the occasional Derbyshire walk. You’re welcome to join us whenever you feel like a breath of fresh air.
You can find up to date information and photo’s of our walks on Facebook, look for Blidworth Walking Group.
Alternatively you can leave your name and mobile number to receive a free text message for the next walk, contact Linda Elliott on 07703631816.
This group meets Wednesdays at 10am at various locations around Newark.
All walks are free and there’s no need to book.
Everyone is welcome and all walks are ideal for beginners. Please wear appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing.
Meet at the Southwell Methodist Church car park NG25 0JH (behind the Saracens Head Hotel) on the first 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
Meet at the Dukeries Leisure Centre, Ollerton every Monday at 12:30pm. Walks are free and tend to last between 60 and 90 minutes.
Walks take place every other Monday at 10am meeting at various locations. Walks are free and there is no need to book. These walks include a shorter walk for beginners and a longer walk for those wanting more of a challenge.
For more information contact Malcolm Saville on 01636 822541.
Meet at the Lombard Street surgery doors every Thursday at 10am and enjoy a gentle stroll around Newark and the surrounding areas.
For more information please contact Fiona Wright on 01636 677512.
Trent vale have developed some walks and further information on these can be found at http://www.trentvale.co.uk/activities/view/walks.
If you would like any further information on any of the listed walks above or if you're interested in becoming a trained walk leader, please contact Kathryn Davies on 01636 655707 or email email@example.com
Newark and Sherwood District Council