Nottinghamshire's best pub walks - with a route that has 8 boozers along the way

The Canalhouse in Canal Street, Nottingham
The Canalhouse in Canal Street, Nottingham -Credit:Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post

As the temperatures get warmer, it's the perfect opportunity to lace up your walking boots and explore the stunning countryside of Nottinghamshire - with the added bonus of a few pubs along the route. A brisk 30-minute walk daily can significantly improve your health and overall quality of life.

If you're in need of a little motivation to start walking, we've explored some of the pub walks in Nottinghamshire featured on the website Trails with Ales. The creators - Rob Leam, Pete Hayden, Geoff Gration - grew weary of the standard country pub walk, which typically involved driving to a remote pub for a circular walk, followed by a single drink before heading home.

So, they chose to ditch the car and delve into the countryside, history, and pubs surrounding them in the old coalfields of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. We'll be highlighting some of the walks they recommend - including one featuring eight pubs - but don't worry, you're not obliged to have a drink in each one, and many offer lunch and snacks.

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The Gedling Inn and Kitchen, at Gedling, to It's Inn the Bank, at Netherfield.

This is an eight-mile, five-pub walk, starting from Gedling, to Lambley, Burton Joyce and Netherfield. The route starts from the Gedling Inn and Kitchen, and takes in the sites of the old collieries at Gedling, the Lambley Dumbles, St Helen's Church in Burton Joyce, and the Netherfield Lagoons, and ends at It's Inn The Bank, Netherfield, close to major bus routes and the railway station.

See the route here.

The Gedling Inn in Main Road, Gedling.
The Gedling Inn in Main Road, Gedling. -Credit:Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post

The Organ Grinder, Canning Circus, to The Bluebell, Attenborough.

This walk starts from Canning Circus and ends at The Bluebell, Attenborough, covering a walk of eight pubs, including Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and The Canalhouse to The Bluebell.

The walk takes in eight miles along the canal towpath and through the nature reserve at Attenborough. See the route here.

The Nelson and Railway at Kimberley to The Organ Grinder, Canning Circus

On this eight-mile walk, stops can be made for refreshments or food at the William Peverel at Bulwell and The Lion Inn at Basford. Points of interest include Hardy and Hansons and Shipstone Breweries; the Magnesian Limestone Ridge; Sankey's Pottery; The Arboretum and the Forest Recreation Ground; and Nottingham's General Cemetery.

See the route here.

The Badger Box at Annesley to the Station Hotel at Hucknall

The route takes you through the Newstead and Annesley Country Park, through the Newstead Abbey estate, and the villages of Papplewick and Linby before finishing in Hucknall. The estimated length is eight miles.

See the route here.

The Badger Box in Derby Road, Kirkby in Ashfield
The Badger Box in Derby Road, Kirkby in Ashfield -Credit:Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post

The Bunny Hop and the Great Northern at Langley Mill to The Cricketers Rest, Kimberley.

This recommended eight-mile route takes you along a section of the old Nottingham Canal. Highlights include: The Great Northern Basin and the Erewash and Nottingham canals, the Bennerley Viaduct and Bennerley Ironworks, the Great Northern Railway Derbyshire Extension, and the Giltbrook Viaduct or 'Forty Bridges'. See the route here.