• imageedit_1_7804633401 Posted on 17 November 2017

    Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

    Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There’s several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season. So wrap up warm and take an afternoon stroll with a coffee stop on the way, we have plenty of inspiration for you.
    Rufford Abbey Country Park Walks
    Escape the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and the last minute Christmas rush, and enjoy a gentle stroll through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter wildlife and discovering this legendary forest. You can explore Rufford Abbey Country Park at your own leisure – the park is open everyday except Christmas

  • bonfire night in nottingham Posted on 25 October 2017

    2017 Bonfire Night Events in Nottinghamshire

    Crunchy leaves, hot chocolate, and woolly jumpers. Toffee apples, crackling fireworks, bonfires and sparklers… what’s not to love about this time of year? Up and down the country people will be wrapping up warm and gathering together to exercise their oohs and ahhs, stare at the sky with wonder and commemorate Guy Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up Parliament.

    Throughout Nottinghamshire, there are plenty of Bonfire Night events for you to choose from, whether you are looking for an awe inspiring display, a night on the waltzers, or a friendly community event with lots to do.

    Here’s our round-up of some of the displays taking place around the area:
    Bonfire Night at

  • clumber Posted on 06 October 2017

    Inspiration for Embracing Autumn In Nottinghamshire.

    The end of the summer is a love it or hate it kinda thing. While some pine for endless warm days under the sun, others are perfectly ready for woolly jumpers and crunchy leaves. As the seasons change make the most of the beautiful colours, daylight hours, and cosy treats, and have a gander at our top tips for embracing autumn in Nottinghamshire.

    Search for the best hot chocolate in town…

    With the cooler weather we welcome the chance to indulge in mugs of creamy, delicious hot chocolate. The recent trend for dessert only cafes has not passed Nottingham by and we have some great places

  • Sherwood Pines Cycling MED Posted on 30 August 2017

    OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Things to Do in North Nottinghamshire

    North Nottinghamshire is a beautiful part of the county with expansive countryside waiting to be explored, an array of interesting and exciting attractions to visit and excellent cycle routes popular with every level of cyclist. For ideas on where to stop off for food and drink, please read part one of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain blog here.

    Cycle Routes

    Clumber Park Cycle Route, Worksop

    Clumber Park is a National Trust Property with an expansive parkland, farmland and woodland covering over 3800 acres. It was once the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, and now offers colourful scenery throughout the year, thanks to the wide variety of types of trees and its

  • Nottingham We Dig The Castle Posted on 23 August 2017

    We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

    This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here.

    Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’.

    A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to get involved, discover more about the Castle’s history and the process of archaeology itself. Trainees take part in excavation, cleaning and recording in the trench, sieving, finds washing and processing, work on environmental samples, surveying, walking tours, workshops and tutorials.

    It had been just over

  • ranger date Collage Posted on 28 July 2017

    Exploring Sherwood Forest with the Ranger

    Nottingham’s Sherwood Forest is without doubt one of the most famous woodlands in the world, and we think that the legend of Robin Hood had something to do with its world-wide popularity.

    Nowadays there’s much going on in this legendary forest. You can enjoy its green surroundings in several different ways. You can stay the night at the Forest Holidays in one of their luxurious cabins with Jacuzzi, you can enjoy a segway ride, let your inner adventure junkie self out at Go Ape, or you join one of the resident Rangers and explore the wild side of Sherwood Forest. We chose to do the latter, and were really excited

  • Sherwood Hideaway woodland lodge hidden among the trees Posted on 25 July 2017

    My luxury Hideaway retreat in the heart of Sherwood Forest

    When I was invited to spend the weekend at Sherwood Hideaway I was naturally excited about experiencing a break there. I had briefly visited the site a few years prior and I was looking forward to spending time with the family and truly experiencing it.

    The main purpose of the stay was to participate in a Wildlife Photography Course, a new event coming to the Hideaway in the autumn. I’ve written about the course separately here but I was so overwhelmed with our stay there that I wanted to share my thoughts.

    We arrived at Sherwood Hideaway around 6pm on the Friday night and was warmly greeted by Alan at reception. I

  • dig Posted on 20 July 2017

    We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets

    For centuries, there has existed a castle on that craggy hill overlooking Nottingham. Throughout the past 1,000 years, different structures have come and gone, from robust medieval forts with familiar motte-and-bailey designs, to the smart ducal palace we know today, each reflecting their times and telling a dramatic story of its own.

    We are quite familiar with the astonishing network of caves beneath our city, but what of the more subtle secrets that lie beneath the earth? To discover more about Nottingham’s forgotten history, each year Trent Peak & Archaeology excavate an area of Nottingham Castle grounds to add some missing pieces to the story of the castle. Through

  • Smooth-Cinema-FB-Event-Image-650x280 Posted on 10 July 2017

    Win tickets to Smooth Cinema – a drive-in movie festival

    Our friends at Smooth Radio and Robin Hood Energy are bringing you the Smooth Cinema, Nottingham’s biggest ever drive-in movie festival with 21 films to chose from. And you have the chance to win yourself a VIP experience.

    Across July and August, you can dance to films like Grease, Mamma Mia or Dirty Dancing, laugh to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Toy Story or Shrek and be mesmerized by the magic of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

    There is something for everyone, so whether you’re a family of film lovers, or you’d like to treat someone to a special night out, you can find a film for you!

    We have 5 VIP tickets to give

  • Matilda, the European Eagle Owl Posted on 06 July 2017

    Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

    When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend.

    Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway where guests are guided through the Forest by falconry experts before being given the opportunity to fly Harris Hawks.

    As somewhat of a novice photographer who generally relies on iPhone filters to create mediocre shots I was a little apprehensive that main activity would be participating in a new wildlife photography course. I was of course

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This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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