Nottinghamshire Cycle Routes
Nottinghamshire has a number of quiet lanes and tracks ideal for cycling.
Highlights include the lovely Clumber Country Park designed by Capability Brown and of course Sherwood Forest home of Robin Hood.
Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Nottinghamshire Cycle Map>>
There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here
For more information on cycle routes in Nottinghamshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here
|Bestwood Country Park||4 miles (7 km)||Bestwood Country Park is located on the outskirts of the city of Nottingham and consists of 650 acres of open green space. The park includes Mill Lakes, where you can follow the waterside trail and look out for the wide variety of water birds that visit the park. There are also wildflower meadows and peaceful forest trails through ancient oak woodland to enjoy. View Full Details>>|
|Broxtowe Country Park||2 miles (2.5 km)||This country park in Nottingham has some nice cycling and walking trails to try. The park covers 46 hectares and includes nice surfaced trails, open grassland and woodland areas with bluebells in the spring. There's also lots of pretty wildflowers and woodland birds to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for Green woodpeckers and Ramsons (wild garlic). View Full Details>>|
|Clumber Country Park||5 miles (8 km)||Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle around the fabulous Clumber Park in Worksop. Clumber Park contains over 3,800 acres of woodland, open heath and rolling farmland. There is also a beautiful serpentine lake and a picturesque avenue of lime trees that runs for 2 miles. Also of interest is the picture postcard Hardwick Village, the Gothic Clumber Chapel and the Walled Kitchen Garden. View Full Details>>|
|Colwick Country Park||2 miles (4 km)||Enjoy several miles of lovely, waterside walking and cycling in this country park in Nottingham. The park contains two large lakes, a marina, woodland and meadows. The River Trent also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk along the Trent Valley Way walking route. There is also an excellent visitor centre with cycle hire available. View Full Details>>|
|Cotgrave Country Park||2 miles (3.5 km)||This lovely country park near Nottingham is the perfect place for a peaceful cycle or walk. The park includes woodland, wetland, lakes and informal grassland while the Grantham canal also runs through the park. You could continue your exercise along the Grantham Canal walk route or head a couple of miles north where you'll find the Holme Pierrepont Country Park and Colwick Country Park. View Full Details>>|
|Derby to Nottingham||19 miles (30 km)||This easy route takes you between two major English cities View Full Details>>|
|Erewash Canal||12 miles (19 km)||Follow the Erewash canal through south Derbyshire on this waterside cycling and walking route. The canal runs from Trent Lock near Long Eaton to the Langley Mill (Great Northern) basin. You can follow the towpath all the way on your bike or on foot. It's a nice easy route that runs for about 12 miles so it's a good family cycle ride or long walk. On the way you'll pass old mills, pretty locks and a number of stone bridges. The areas around Nutbrook Junction and Trowell Marsh are nature reserves where you can look out for a wide variety of wildlife. There's also nice views of the River Erewash and the surrounding countryside. The canal forms part of the larger Erewash Valley Trail so it's easy to extend your exercise on this circular route. View Full Details>>|
|Erewash Valley Trail||28 miles (45 km)||This splendid cycling and walking trail explores the canals, countryside, towns and villages of south Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It's a circular route with miles of great traffic free sections so it's ideal for families or anyone looking for a safe cycle ride. Walkers can also enjoy the nice surfaced trails along the canals and through the nature reserves on this varied route. View Full Details>>|
|Grantham to Newark-On-Trent||25 miles (40 km)||This route follows National Cycle routes 15 and 64 through Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. You start by the tourist information centre in Grantham and soon join the towpath of the Grantham Canal which takes you as far as Muston. From here you follow quiet roads to Bottesford. The route continues through the countryside on country lanes, joining National Cycle route 64 just after Orston. A couple of miles later at Cotham you begin a short stretch on a dismantled railway line, which takes you all the way to the finish point at Newark-On-Trent rail. View Full Details>>|
|Holme Pierrepont Country Park||3 miles (5 km)||Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle in this splendid 270 acre country park in Nottingham. The park includes several large lakes and the delightful Skylark Nature Reserve. You can hire a bike or just go for a stroll along the lovely, lakeside paths. The River Trent also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk along the Trent Valley Way walking route. Adjacent to Holme Pierrpont is Colwick Country Park which is another option for extending your outing. You could also head to Broxtowe Country Park where there's some nice woodland trails and a BMX track to try. View Full Details>>|
|Lincoln to Newark-On-Trent||24 miles (38 km)||Travel from Lincolnshire into Nottinghamshire on NCN route 64 View Full Details>>|
|Long Eaton to Langley Mill||12 miles (20 km)||This lovely ride starts at the View Full Details>>|
|Melton Mowbray to Newark-On-Trent||34 miles (55 km)||Follow National Cycle routes 64 and 15 from Leicestershire into Nottinghamshire View Full Details>>|
|National Cycle Route 6 Mansfield||17 miles (27 km)||This ride in the Mansfield area takes you along National Cycle Route 6 from Vicar Water Country Park to Worksop. It's a fine section of the cycle network, running through Sherwood Forest Country Park and Clumber Country Park on nice traffic free trails. View Full Details>>|
|Nottingham Canal||8 miles (13 km)||Enjoy a walk or cycle along this pretty canal in Nottingham. The route runs along the Erewash Valley Trail from Langley Mill to the outskirts of Nottingham. It's a nice flat ride which is ideal for families. View Full Details>>|
|Nottingham to Worksop||40 miles (65 km)||This route takes you along national cycle network route 6 from the city of Nottingham through Sherwood Forest to the town of Worksop. View Full Details>>|
|Rotherham to Worksop||22 miles (35 km)||This ride takes you along National Cycle route 6 from Yorkshire into Nottinghamshire. You start near the train station in Rotherham on the River Rother and head south towards Moorgate. The route then passes through Ulley Country Park with its lovely reservoir and wildlife. View Full Details>>|
|Rushcliffe Country Park||2 miles (3 km)||Explore over 200 acres of cycling and walking trails in this popular country park near Nottingham View Full Details>>|
|Sherwood Forest Country Park||6 miles (10 km)||Explore 450 acres of peaceful woodland in this famous park and Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire. In Sherwood Forest you'll pass the 800 year old Major Oak which is rumoured to be the base of Robin Hood. There are also excellent facilites with a Visitor Centre and cafe. View Full Details>>|
|Sherwood Pines Forest Park||5 miles (8 km)||Enjoy several waymarked cycling and walking trails in this large woodland area in Mansfield. The cycle trails include a 3 mile, green graded ride which is great for families. The Adventure Cycle Trail is blue graded and runs for 6 miles - it's also a nice flat ride which is suitable for all abilities. It takes place on a super all weather limestone surface so you can try it at any time of year. For enthusiasts there is the red graded Kitchener Trail which is a much faster and more challenging ride. View Full Details>>|
|Silverhill Wood||2 miles (3.2 km)||Climb to the highest point of Nottinghamshire on this pleasant walk around Silverhill Wood Country Park. The park was built on two former colliery sites and includes a series of good footpaths taking you to woodland, ponds and an excellent viewpoint with fine views over the surrounding area. View Full Details>>|
|Southwell Trail||7 miles (11 km)||This traffic free cycling and walking trail links Southwell to Bilsthorpe in the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire. It's a good one for families as the path is well defined, flat and safe. It runs along a disused railway line closed in 1968. View Full Details>>|
|Teversal Trail||4 miles (7 km)||Enjoy cycling and walking along these former railway lines, located on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. It's a nice flat path, with good views of the surrounding countryside to enjoy on the way. View Full Details>>|
|Vicar Water Country Park||2 miles (4 km)||Explore 200 acres of rare heathland, mature woodland and species rich grassland in this country park near Mansfield. The park offers spectacular views across to Derbyshire and Lincolnshire and is home to an abundance of wildlife including herons, kingfishers, foxes, hares, tawny owls, nightjar and woodpeckers. There are also two bodies of water - Vicar Pond and Vicar Water. View Full Details>>|
|Wollaton Park||4 miles (6 km)||This super deer park in Nottingham is ideal for a short cycle or walk in delightful surroundings. The park is located on the western edge of the city centre and consists of an exquisite Elizabethan mansion surrounded by acres of parkland, woodland, lakes, formal gardens and the deer park. View Full Details>>|