Best bird watching trails in Nottinghamshire, England

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Nottinghamshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Nottinghamshire, England
Top trails (20)
#1 - Creswell Crags
Clumber Park
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Length: 18.8 mi • Est. 9 h 15 m
A stroll through The Dukeries taking in Clumber Park, Welbeck Abbey & Creswell Crags.Show more
#2 - Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest NNR
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
A circular trail through the heart of Sherwood Forest, the legendary home of Robin Hood. The walk will give you chance to see the Major Oak, the forest's most famous landmark, as well as many of the other ancient majestic oak trees which populate the area. Throughout the walk you will see bird feeding stations, making woodland birds such as nuthatches and woodpeckers a common sight. The walk is relatively flat with just steady slopes in a couple of places. There are no stiles and just a handful of single gates. The surfaces are a mixture of stone and dirt forest tracks, some of which can be muddy after wet weather and all of which can be a little uneven with tree roots in parts. The route would be suitable for rugged pushchairs. There are toilet facilities and a cafe at the start of the walk. Dogs are welcome in the forest and can also be taken on a lead into parts of the visitor centre. Parts of the forest are grazed by cattle and sheep during the summer so take care with dogs at these times. Approximate time 2 hours. Show more
#3 - Trent Lock and Attenborough Nature Centre
Attenborough Nature Reserve
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
#4 - Wollaton Park Trail
Wollaton Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
A linear trail through Wollaton Park in Nottingham. This walk is one of the Nottingham Walks By Bus series, created to allow walkers to access some of Nottingham's best walking routes via Nottingham City Transport bus routes. The walking route follows the paths through the deer park and gardens of Wollaton Park, taking in the many highlights including the tree-lined avenues, the hall itself (which today houses a museum), the camellia house and the large lake. The park gates are open every day from 8am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The hall and gardens open a little later, around 10am or 11am depending on the time of year. Closing times are around dusk. Entry is free to the park, gardens and hall. The route has just a few gentle slopes. The majority of the paths are surfaced, but there are a couple of stretches over the grass so sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Dogs on leads are welcome in the park/garden and there are waste bins provided on the way round. You will need to negotiate a few single gates but there are no other obstacles so the route would be suitable for rugged pushchairs and disability buggies. There are public toilets at the courtyard, about half way round the route. You will come across free roaming deer in the park so take particular care if you have a dog with you. Allow 1.5 hours. Show more
#5 - Gedling Country Park Trail
Gedling Country Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
A circular walk around Gedling Country Park in Nottingham. This walk is one of the Nottingham Walks By Bus series, created to allow walkers to access some of Nottingham's best walking routes via Nottingham City Transport bus routes. The walking route weaves its way through the woodlands and grasslands that make up the rich flora and fauna within the country park. The route has several climbs and descents throughout, some of which are steep and others fairly long. The paths within the park itself are all surfaced with tarmac or stone, but the access path across the playing fields and between the lakes can get very muddy. Dogs are welcome in the park, but please keep them close to the paths as the site is home to many ground nesting birds. The paths within the park are shared use with cyclists. You will need to negotiate a total of 6 V-shaped squeeze stiles to access the park from the Arnold Lane bus stop. (The walk can be adjusted to avoid all these stiles by starting/finishing at the Spring Lane entrance but the bus routes here run less frequently, particularly at weekends). There are currently no toilets or other facilities at the park. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#6 - West and Colwick Lake Circular Walk
Colwick Country Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
#7 - Little Stones Loop
Anston Stones Wood
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 56 m
#8 - Attenborough Nature Reserve Circular Walk
Attenborough Nature Reserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
A walk round Attenborough Nature Reserve near Nottingham.Show more
#9 - Gedling Country Park Circular
Gedling Country Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Explore Gedling Country Park and everything that it has to offer on this 5.8km trail. So much open space, footpaths and wildlife for you to enjoy, with stunning views over the surrounding areas, and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends, opportunities for exercise, activities, nature and wildness. If you wish to grab a bite or drink during your visit, there's a nice coffee shop with toilets and fresh drinking water too. There’s also plenty of free parking on site and many other facilities.Show more
#10 - Clifton Pond, Main Pond Tween Pond
Attenborough Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
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