Linby – Papplewick - Newstead Abbey - Linby

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Our walk starts outside the Horse and Groom pub in Linby and after a short walk down the main street we walk along the edges of fields, past a fishing pond to come out into the second village, Papplewick. There is an enchanting row of cottages that we pass as we walk by the roadside before turning off down a lane, past a farm and then onto a country lane bordering fields.

As we continue in a straight line we start to enter the old deciduous woodland that makes up Newstead Abbey Estate. Newstead Abbey was once the home of poet Lord Byron and the ruined abbey and gardens are owned by Nottinghamshire County Council. Although our walk takes us freely through the grounds there, you may want to pause our walk, pay the admission fee and explore the lovely gardens here.

Our walk then takes us out of the Newstead Estate along a straight country road to join a disused railway bed converted into a lovely path bordering hedgerows. The path emerges at a roundabout where we turn left back into the village of Linby.

England - Central England - Nottinghamshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
7/6/2021 - Patricia Daw

Excellent walk that we did to break up the journey north as it's v close to the motorway. A walk that could be done in shorts! Also good all year round I think as well used, firm paths. Newstead Abbey grounds are definitely worth an exploration. The disused railway bit at the end goes on for a bit too long but other that it was great. Had a cuppa at the end in the garden centre cafe.

5/13/2016 - Tony Vardy

Excellent walk, completed this walk on a Friday, previous comment correct on a weekend I would except this walk to be very popular.

1/30/2011 - Caroline Johnson

Lovely walk, a bit busy on a Sunday but very good wet weather route - mostly firm tracks. Dog friendly, no stiles and only short distances on the lead.

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