My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Jason Mordan
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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!
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.”