My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Jason Mordan

Southwell Minster

This week we are sharing Jason Mordan’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.


Jason Mordan is from the Communities team at Nottinghamshire County Council. Here are his favourite places in the county:

Cuckoo Bush ontop the East Leake Hills,
A bracing walk from West Leake up one of the proper hills of Nottinghamshire is rewarded by a wonderful view northwards over the moors of Bradmore, Bunny and Gotham to Nottingham in the distance.  Within Cuckoo Bush woods there’s a rare ancient monument of our stone age ancestors, we’re connected across millennia by an appreciation of this ancient view!

Southwell Minster
Visiting cathedrals is always worthwhile.  Revelling in the scale of the human endeavour of our forefathers that stretched over centuries (and is still on-going!).  Everywhere hidden details to be enthralled by and exquisite craftsmanship to wonder at.  The calm serenity of the nave and the chapter house with its amazing carved seats – is there a more splendid space?! 

Newark Market Place
There’s nowhere like a market place to shop, eat/drink, conduct our business or just walk through on the way to somewhere else.  All of the market towns in Nottinghamshire have their own identity, but I think Newark’s market place is special.  With one of the finest Georgian town halls in the country, amazing  ancient timber-framed  merchant’s houses and inns.  There’s even an old bear post hinting at kinds of ‘entertainment’ of the past.  Bejewelled with Christmas lights, shops and pubs beckoning – fantastic.

Posted on 15 May 2012
Featured author: melissa.gueneau

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Matilda, the European Eagle Owl

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…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

madame parboiled nottingham

Madame Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour

Nottingham is a city steeped in history and its pubs are a living proof of that, they’re a tangible representation of England’s past, and celebration of life before us. To learn how to grow our appreciation for Nottingham’s historic pubs we ventured into a world of Madame Parboiled – the executioner’s wife who knows Nottingham and…