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Age UK Notts - Best Foot Forward Walks

A weekly programme of guided health walks in open spaces around Nottingham, funded by Nottingham City Council and accredited to Walking for Health. Best Foot Forward offers different types of walks, so that you can find a walk that is suitable for you. The walks offer you the opportunity to improve your health, make new friends, have fun and get to know your local environment.

There are two walk leaders present, one leads from the front and the other follows at the back of the group. As there is a front and back leader, all walkers can find their own pace. There is a brief health questionnaire to complete before your first walk.

Who to contact

0115 844 0011
Best Foot Forward
Parent Organisation
Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Where to go



Bestwood Walk

A walk offering a variety of routes around the Bestwood area.  All the walks are in the Green Flag areas of Bestwood including some in Southglade Park.
Meeting place: Southglade Access Centre, Southglade Rd, Bestwood Estate (NG5 5GU) at 1.15pm.
Grade: Easy to moderate
Walk length: 1 and 3 miles
Duration: 40-60 minutes
Terrain: Relatively flat


Woodthorpe Grange Park Walk

The Grange is a 19th century Grade II listed manor which sits amidst a mix of landscapes and includes formal gardens.  There is also an innovative train sculpture and 'sunken garden' with water feature.
Meeting place: Sherwood Community Centre on Mansfield Rd (NG5 3FN) at 10.30am.
Grade: Easy to moderate
Walk length: 1.5 - 2 miles
Duration: 60 minutes
Terrain: Varied inclines and some steep steps



Nuthall Railway Walk

Part of the old Great Northern Line, this is a new footpath which passes fields of barley, rape seed and corn.  Stop halfway for a coffee at Three Ponds Pub at Nuthall.
Meeting place: Snapewood Community Centre, Mansfield Rd (NG6 7GH) at 10.30am.
Grade: Moderate
Walk length: 3 miles
Duration: 2 hours with a stop
Terrain: Includes a walk through fields or woods if it is dry.



St Ann's & Sneinton Walk

A walk along the boundaries, passing through Victoria Park Conservation Area, Kind Edward Park and Stonebridge City Farm.
Meeting place: Victoria Leisure Centre, Bath Street (NG1 1DB) at 10.30am.
Grade: Easy to moderate
Walk length: 1 and 2 miles
Duration: 40 minutes
Terrain: Mostly flat


Strelley Woodland & Countryside Walk

Taking in the stones of Monks Way, Strelley Hall and All Saints Church.  A path through Oldmoor Wood takes us into open fields, before continuing up Catstone Hill to the underground reservoir.
Meeting place: Broad Oak Pub, Strelley Village (NG8 6PD) at 10am.
Grade: Moderate to hard
Walk length: 4 miles
Duration: 90 minutes
Terrain: Open fields and hilly at times
This walk runs on the 1st Weds of each month



Forest & Arboretum Walk

A varied walk around the Forest Recreation Ground and Arboretum following established pathways, with extensive views of the city from lovely wooded areas.
Meeting place: Inside Mary Potter Health Centre (North Entrance), Gregory Boulevard (NG7 5JD) at 10.30am.
Grade: Easy to moderate
Walk length: 1.5 and 3 miles
Duration: 40 - 90 minutes
Terrain: Wooded areas



Wollaton Park Walk

A number of pleasant walking routes in Wollaton Park, with its 16th Century Hall, lake and deer park.
Meeting place: Wollaton Park, first car park, Wollaton Road entrance (NG8 2AE) at 10am.
Grade: Easy to moderate
Walk length: 1.5 and 3 miles
Duration: 60 minutes
Terrain: Gentle incline at times
Registered walkers can obtain a free parking pass from the walk leader


Old Basford Walk

A flat walk with benches at intervals. Lots of interesting wildlife can be found along the way.
Meeting place: The Garage on Mill Street at 10.30am.  We park our cars at The Mill on Bagnall Rd (NG6 0JY) and return there for refreshments after.
Grade: Easy
Walk length: 2 miles
Duration: 40 - 60 minutes
Terrain: Flat


Victoria Embankment Walk

This is a steady walk along the beautiful tree lined Victoria Embankment and gardens.  Refreshments available.
Meeting place: The gate entrance of Trent Bridge, London Road (NG2 2JY) at 10.30am.
Grade: Easy
Walk length: 2 and 3 miles
Duration: 60 - 90 minutes (can be adapted to a 20-minute route for walkers)
Terrain: Flat

When is it on?

Time of day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Other Details


Table of costs
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Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

Free to everyone (children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult). We do not allow dogs and smoking on any of our walks.


Other notes

Some Age UK Notts services are subject to suspension or alteration during the Covid-19 pandemic. Call 0115 844 0011 for up-to date details about Age UK Notts services.


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