Old Market Square Nottingham - Wollaton Hall - Nottingham

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A long and pleasant walk from Nottingham's busy city centre along the canal towpath, through a city park and the university campus to the deer-park of Wollaton Hall.

From the city centre, starting at Old Market Square, you pass by Nottingham Castle and there's the opportunity to drop in at Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem Inn.

The walk includes a stretch of nearly two miles along the Beeston Canal, an area of relative quiet very near the city centre. The University Park has a lake where you can watch swans, geese and other waterfowl, plus meet some very curious squirrels.

Wollaton Hall recently reopened after extensive refurbishment. You are likely to see deer in the park. Note that the park is open from 8am (9am at weekends) to around 7pm. The Hall (11am to 5pm) is home to the city's Natural History Museum. The Courtyard Stables house the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and Yard Gallery, an exhibition space. Entrance is free.

You walk back to the city centre via streets of Victorian terraces and prestigious residential area known as The Park.

England - Central England - Nottinghamshire - Town or city

Features

Birds, Cafe, Castle, Church, Good for Kids, Museum, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets
15/06/2013 - Mangal Mistry

I did this walk couple of times in 2011, and recently I did it again. The ‘Old Market Square’, in Nottingham, the start of the walk is full of people, activities and very exciting. The walk is very easy to follow and because it is in the city, there is always something new and interesting around every corner. Areas I enjoyed were Nottingham Castle, the canal tow path, University grounds and especially the lake are stunning, Woolaton Park and Woolaton Hall. Beyond that there is quite a lot of street walking, some very dull student lets, but here too some interesting areas, especially the 'Park Estate' You can see my latest photos at http://tinyurl.com/kfftr5h and earlier ones at : http://tinyurl.com/lz5y2vz Please note : At point 2 - Now it’s Skipton Building Soc and TSB At point 10 - Now there is a road crossing so it's much safer to cross. At point 22 - When you emerge on to the road, just turn left. That is 'Leen Gate'.

06/03/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Mangal Mistry for his updates for this walk. February 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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