dog walks in nottingham

Dog Walks in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Dog Walks In Nottingham, Our 10 Favourites

One thing we love here at Pretty Pup is taking the hassle out of finding great places to walk your dog and with Nottinghamshire being so close to our headquarters, it only seems fair to list our 10 favourite dog walks in Nottingham. We have tried to pick dog walks which we think will suit everybody within the area whether this means it does or doesn’t end up in a pub.

10) Clumber park

Clumber park has 3,800 acres of natural woodland to explore, and has just opened a dog friendly cafe called ‘Central Bark’ for you and your furry friend to enjoy a pit stop. Dogs can run off leads here to let some steam off and have a good roll around, however there is livestock around the heath lands in clumber park so dogs must be on a lead and under control. There is a variety of long and short walks here so something for all breeds of dogs. Clumber park even offer an indoor area for dogs where they can relax in dog beds, water, toys and blankets provided. car parking is available on site.

postcode : S80 3AZ


9) Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey offers 150 acres of woodlands, lakes, gardens and meadows. There is lots of stuff to do here so makes a great day out for all the family, there is a lot of history here so plenty to see whilst exploring the grounds . Dogs are welcome here but must be kept on a lead so not the best place to go if your dog is wanting to have a run around, however there is some nice long walks for your dogs which can still tire them out. there is a car park which is £4 for the day.

Postcode: NG22 9DF



8) Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey is a stunning historic house with beautiful 300 acres of landscape, parkland and gardens to explore. Whilst walking around you will discover many waterfalls and lakes, Newstead Abbey is the perfect place to go and relax. Again Newstead Abbey makes the perfect day out with the family as there is so much to see and do here for all ages. from woodland walks, adventure playgrounds to Japanese gardens. There is a lot of dog walkers here so your pooch will make lots of new friends and there is some fantastic walks to discover. There is a car park in the facilities and cost £6 for the day.

postcode: NG15 9HJ



7) Blidworth Woods

Blidworth Woods offers 3 walks to explore, from easy to more difficult walks there something for all types for your four legged friends. Located near the southern section of Sherwood forest Blidworth woods consist of open heath and pine woodlands. The white trail let you see some pretty scenery where it will let you find some amazing oak trees that provide habitat for flora and fauna but if your wanting to go on a longer walk then there’s the blue trail, this walk is much longer where you are surrounded by countryside which is peaceful and very scenic throughout. Finally there is the dog loop where you can both explore the woodlands its a nice walk however we find its just a little short for our pooch that why we tend to do the blue trail. There is Two car parks located around the park, depending on which walk you want to do depends where you park so be sure to check before going.  This also a very popular spot for horse riders so just keep a look out!

Postcode: NG14 6NW






6) Brierley Forest Park 

Brirley Forest Park is a wildlife haven, throughout the park you will see plantation woodlands, hay meadows, streams, ponds and wet lands where many animals now call their home now. There is numerous of walks to can discover here from 1 mile walks to 5.5 mile walks. The walks are all very rewarding with some very scenic picturesque views. Throughout all the walks there is plenty of places to stop and sit whether to enjoy the view or stop and have a picnic. Brierley Forest is a popular place with other dogs so you’ll always meet new people and a great place for your dog to socialite.

Postcode: NG17 2PE



5) Wollaton Hall Dog Walking

Wollaton Hall is based at the following postcode NG8 2AE in Wollaton, Nottingham, you can park here for a daily fee of £5.00.

The grounds of Wollaton Hall are vast and allow for plenty of room which you can walk your dog on or off the lead (bare in mind you can’t let your dog off in the fenced area as this is where the deer graze). Adding to the bonus of Wollaton Hall there is also a lake where your dogs can benefit from a swim should this be their bag! Just try and avoid the areas with water Fowl.

Dogs aren’t welcome in the house (for obvious reasons) however you can also benefit from a wander through their stunning greenhouse which we definitely love.

Postcode: NG8 2AE


4) Car Colston Dog Walks

Car Colston offers a great 3 and a half mile countryside circular walk which starts and ends at the 18th Century Royal Oak Pub which benefits from one of the largest greens which the country has to offer.

Soak in the ambience of the beautiful country side and escape the hustle and bustle offered from the centre of Nottingham. We recommend keeping your dog on a lead for this walk as it is close to the road side however don’t let this put you off as the surroundings are truly beautiful.

Postcode: NG13 8JE


3) Attenborough Nature Reserve

The Attenborough Nature Reserve is one of our favourite dog walks in Nottingham. It offers miles upon miles of good paths for you to walk your dog along while taking in the beauty of the reserve. They have on site facilities such as a tea room however you aren’t permitted to bring your dog into here.

As far as we are aware, dogs are required to be on a lead but we aren’t certain towards whether this is within the whole reserve or just parts of it. You can find the Attenborough nature reserve at Nottingham,

Postcode: NG9 6DY.



2) Grantham Canal Dog Walking

Spanning through 33 miles of canal side and 18 locks Grantham Canal stretches all the way from West Bridgeford right through to the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire. This place really is amazing for dog walkers of all breeds as you can go as little or as far as you like.

There are pubs available on the walk, the main one being The Dirty Duck which is around 9 miles out of Grantham and is also dog friendly making it a perfect stop of if you were looking at making a day of your walk.

Boat trips are also available down the Canal and it boasts multiple entrances allowing you to split up your dog walk should you not be willing to tackle 33 miles in one sitting (that being most of us!).


1) Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe

dog walks in nottinghamThis beautiful park in the heart of Sherwood Forest really is not only a beautiful place to walk your dog, but also to take your family. Boasting over 3300 acres of forest you really can return to this destination and not cover the same tracks you did on the previous occasions.

Walks to give a try would be their popular waymarked walks however if you are willing to go off the beaten track you can venture deeper into the forest and make your own way with your dog.

The park is easily accessible with loads of parking readily available. They also have a cafe with a terrace, Snack Kiosk &  Picnic area making it the perfect location for a full day not only for a dog walk.

postcode: NG21 9JL


The above concludes of our list of top 10 dog walks in Nottingham, we hope you have enjoyed reading and would love to know your thoughts! We welcome reviews from everybody and are always open to adding to our list.


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