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Wellbeing Two Day Itinerary

Wellbeing Two Day Itinerary

Finding a good work-life balance can be hard, especially in this day and age when it’s all about achieving your dreams and being the best version of yourself. It’s time to lower the pressure and put all your energy towards yourself to get back that spring in your step. This two-day itinerary takes you on a tour that is serenely relaxing whilst exploring the beautiful Nottinghamshire …

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Day 1 | Morning

Check in at the Muthu Clumber Park Hotel & Spa, an ideal place to stay and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest, and only a short drive away from the beautiful Clumber Park, you will find yourself surrounded by the calm of nature. With a range of accommodations, two restaurants, a bar and even a luxurious spa and gymnasium you won’t be short of anything during your stay.

Less than a 15 minute drive away, you’ll find the beautiful Sherwood Forest. The royal forest might be known for it’s association with the one and only Robin Hood, but besides being the hideaway for everyone’s favourite outlaw, the woods of Sherwood can bring you unrivalled tranquillity. Indulge yourself in forest bathing – the ancient Japanese practice of observing the nature around you whilst breathing in the fresh air and quietly taking in your surroundings. Why not leave your electronic devices behind and go on a peaceful woodland walk to connect with nature and focus on your wellbeing.

Day 1 | Afternoon

Some say churches are a place of healing. In the quaint village of Edwinstowe just next to Sherwood Forest, St Mary’s Church dates back to 1175 and has since seen many a prayer and worship. It is even believed that this is the place where Robin Hood and Maid Marian got married.

Next head to Ollerton Watermill & Teashop, just a short drive away and a great place to regain some extra strength for the rest of the day, whilst enjoying a riverside view. This family owned business used to be a part of the Rufford Estate and has the oldest and only working watermill in all of Nottinghamshire – dating back to 1713. From home baked cakes and quiches to salads and afternoon teas, there’s plenty to choose from and it’s all freshly prepared, using quality, local ingredients as much as possible.

Walk off your delicious lunch in the grounds of Rufford Abbey Country Park. Take a gentle stroll around the lake and explore the beautiful gardens of the former 12 century Cistercian Monastery and country house. Listen to the sounds of chirping birds and wind blowing through the trees whilst enjoying a drink and a snack at one of the various cafés in the Rufford estate.

Day 1 | Evening

After a day in nature’s finest, it’s time for dinner at Fox and Hounds. This former farmhouse dates back to the early nineteenth century and has been run as a family owned country pub for nearly two decades now. For good home-cooked british food, real ales and excellent wines to fully relax you’re definitely in the right place!

Retreat back to your hotel and end the day with well-deserved spa evening at the New Leaf Spa, which is open until 9pm. From a sauna and steam room to a heated swimming pool and outdoor hottub, there’s space for everyone. Whether you’re in need of a relaxing massage or you want to be pampered with a beauty treatment, their fully trained therapists have an array of options to choose from to put your feet up and unwind.

Day 2 | Morning

Start your last day with a good breakfast at the hotel. Whether you’re into savoury or sweet there will be something to pique your appetite. Try their homemade muesli with fruit and nuts or get a taste of delicious pastries. For those who are in need of a more hearty breakfast there’s sausages, bacon, salmon and eggs served in various way and much more to complete your typical English Breakfast.

After a filling breakfast it’s time for a little trip to see what Clumber Park is all about. Discover the National Trust property (which once belonged to the Duke of Newcastle) by bike as you follow their cycle route, taking in the entire 3800 acres of the park. Despite the mansion being demolished in 1938, original features such as the magnificent 19th-century glasshouses, a Victorian chapel and a Gothic Revival ‘mini-cathedral are still standing tall.

Day 2 | Afternoon

At the heart of Newark you’ll find Stray’s Coffee Shop, but don’t be fooled, this family run business offers more than just coffee. Indulge in the most delicious sandwiches and snacks, choose your favourite flavour out of an array of various coffees or try their very own Stray’s burger - all accompanied by the soothing sounds of jazz music all day long. If your hunger has been satisfied it’s time to nip through to Stray’s Bookshop. Browse the wide range of genres available in the only remaining independent bookshop in the area to find the perfect book to escape into. Besides children’s books and fiction, you’ll find books on history, local interest, and the arts along with unusual greeting cards to take back as a souvenir.

Take a stroll through the streets of Newark to browse the shops and afer a five minute walk you’ll find yourself at St Mary Magdalene. This Medieval Parish Church is one of the largests and finests of its sort. The spire of the Parish Church dates back to the early 13th century and was used as a look-out post during the English Civil War. To this day, a hole in the spire, where a Parliamentarian cannonball is said to have struck in 1644, is still visible.

For the ultimate place of relaxation and rejuvenation head to Pure Land Japanese Garden and Meditation Centre and unwind from the daily stresses. This hidden gem can transport you straight to magical meditation gardens, capturing Japanese serenity in rural Nottinghamshire. Clear your mind as you skip over bridges and stepping stones, uncover the secret pathways and appreciate the calming sense of the koi pond and beautiful gardens.

Day 2 | Evening

Round off your trip in the heart of the historic town of Newark at The Ram Bar & Brasserie for a wholesome and delicious meal. From traditional dishes such as pie of the day or cod and chips, to fiery fajjita’s and an italian twist with their hand rolled, oven baked pizza’s, they’re not afraid to mix it up with both classics and modern flavours. Why not end the night on a high with a delicious cocktail, a fine wine or one of their craft lagers from continental Europe.

Product Information

  1. MGM Muthu Clumber Park Hotel & Spa

    Worksop

    Awaiting Grading Awaiting Grading

    Address

    Clumber Park, Blyth Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3PA

    Tel:

    01623835333
  2. Address

    Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and National Nature Reserve, Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9RN

    Tel:

    01623 677321
  3. Address

    Market Place, Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9AA

    Tel:

    01623 822469
  4. Address

    Church Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9QA

    Tel:

    (01623) 822430
  5. Address

    Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF

    Tel:

    +44 01623 821338
  6. Fox and Hounds

    Blidworth

    Address

    Calverton Road, Blidworth Bottoms, Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0NW

    Tel:

    01623 792 383
  7. Address

    Clumber Park, Blyth Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3PA

    Tel:

    01623835333
  8. Clumber Park

    Worksop

    Address

    Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3BE

    Tel:

    +44 (0)1909 544917
  9. Address

    Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ
  10. Address

    16-20 Middlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1AG

    Tel:

    01636 701 554
  11. Address

    17-21 Boar Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1AJ

    Tel:

    01636 613 764
  12. Address

    Church Walk, Newark, Notts, NG24 1JS
  13. Address

    Pure Land, North Clifton, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG23 7AT

    Tel:

    +44 01777 228567
  14. Address

    19 Castle Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1AZ

    Tel:

    01636 940220

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
MGM Muthu Clumber Park Hotel & Spa (53.26517,-1.02786)Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & National Nature Reserve (53.20295,-1.06399)6.6
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & National Nature Reserve (53.20295,-1.06399)Ollerton Watermill & Teashop (53.19847,-1.02237)2.54
Ollerton Watermill & Teashop (53.19847,-1.02237)St Mary's Church Edwinstowe (53.19521,-1.06437)2.54
St Mary's Church Edwinstowe (53.19521,-1.06437)Rufford Abbey Country Park (53.17597,-1.03594)2.58
Rufford Abbey Country Park (53.17597,-1.03594)Fox and Hounds (53.08681,-1.12064)10.28
Fox and Hounds (53.08681,-1.12064)MGM Muthu New Leaf Spa (53.26517,-1.02786)18.72
MGM Muthu New Leaf Spa (53.26517,-1.02786)Clumber Park (53.26842,-1.06083)2
Clumber Park (53.26842,-1.06083)Clumber Park Cycle Route (53.26242,-1.06724)0.71
Clumber Park Cycle Route (53.26242,-1.06724)Strays Coffee Shop (53.07713,-0.81054)24.13
Strays Coffee Shop (53.07713,-0.81054)Strays Bookshop (53.07713,-0.8106)0
Strays Bookshop (53.07713,-0.8106)St Mary Magdalene Newark (53.07514,-0.80721)0.29
St Mary Magdalene Newark (53.07514,-0.80721)Pure Land Japanese Garden and Meditation Centre (53.2408,-0.76924)16.76
Pure Land Japanese Garden and Meditation Centre (53.2408,-0.76924)The Ram Bar & Brasserie (53.07746,-0.81155)16.56
Total Distance *103.7 miles
Estimated Journey Time3.34 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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