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 with a ranger through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter wildlife and discovering this legendary forest. This Christmas Eve guided walk is perfect for you if you want to relax before the big day. You can also explore Rufford Abbey Country Park at your own leisure - the park is open everyday except Christmas Day.

Family Walks in Sherwood Forest Walk in the footsteps of Nottingham's famous outlaw - Robin Hood - and visit Sherwood Forest this winter season. Sherwood Forest is perfect for relaxing walks with the whole family, and pets are more than welcome too. You can also enjoy the guided Christmas Eve walk, Boxing Day walk and New Year walk where you'll learn more about Sherwood, its amazing trees, and fascinating history. Don't forget to book before you turn up.

Wollaton Hall winter walks Spend time in Batman's back garden and have a wander around his manor. Wollaton Hall looks stunning in the winter's sun so don't waste your time at home. You will love all those amazing wintry photos taken during your walk.

Runs at Clumber Park If you prefer running instead of walking Clumber Park's got a perfect event for you, their parkrun takes place on 24th and 31st December between 9am and 10am. Dogs on leads are welcome. Don't forget to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Booking for this event is essential.

Newstead Abbey walks Newstead grounds and cafe are open all week except for Christmas Day so be sure you make the most of it, and visit this famous landmark. Take part in the Snowflake trail and follow it around the gardens to find all the answers. Return to the shop to receive your prize.

Nottingham Canal Walks Waterside walks are one of the most peaceful ones, water helps us relax and forget about our busy schedules. Take a walk down city's canal-side and enjoy a warm drink at the Canalhouse. If you're more of a rural walking enthusiast then the beautiful riverside area of Farndon near Newark is perfect for you. Start your walk at the Chapel Lane car park and look out for St Peter’s Church, which dates back to Elizabethan times. Farndon Boathouse is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or a drink while you are out exploring.

Check out our Pinterest winter walks board for more ideas.

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