Robin Hood Way – Section 1 : Nottingham Castle to Wollaton Hall – 5.5 miles

Welcome to 2016 and our new year challenge.

Over the Christmas period we purchased the Robin Hood Way book, and wondered if we could complete the 105 mile walk over the year. The website robinhoodway. com gives information on the whole walk with additional information. We will be using the book along side each walk.

Sunday 10th January, we meet the inlaws (or should that be the outlaws) at Wollaton Hall where we leave one of our cars. We drive into the city, where we park our car ready to set out on our adventure.

Section 1 Nottingham Castle to Wollaton Hall.

Today is one of our coldest days of the year at 6°C however it’s also a bright sunny day too which makes all the difference.
After taking our first selfie, we set off from Nottingham Castle following the clear route instructions.

Nottingham Castle

We pass by one of Nottingham oldest pubs, and have nice views of the castle before taking a pleasant if not busy route along the Nottingham canal.


Tom is fasinated by the canal boats and asks many questions about the Castle Lock and how it works. Of cause the walk is not a walk if you don’t find a stick!!!


We enjoy a lovely well deserved cup of tea at (the gallery) University Lakeside at halfway point into the walk. We can highly recommend the scones!


After a quick look in the Dajongly Gallery we continue the walk along the beautiful University Gardens. Somewhere we all had not been before and hope to come back in the Summer. It was busy with people enjoying the afternoon sunshine.


After walking through the University, the last of today’s walk is through the stunning Wollaton Park grounds.


A beautiful day to start this series of walks. After finding our car in what is now a busy car park, we drive into the city to collect our second car. We can’t wait for the rest of this journey/walk,  bring on 2016.

Walk Stats:

  • Weather – Sunny 6°C
  • Time – 11 – 3pm with a stop of lunch and a cup of tea.
  • Geocaches – 4 ( Phil x 1,  Tracey x 1,  Tom x2) and 1 DNF
  • Miles – With the extra geocaches etc walked 5.5 miles.
  • Wildlife – Not many birds, but some ducks and two swans. Two squirrels in the Lakeside lake area.
  • Route Instructions – spot on but we didn’t see one robinhoodway signposts??
  • Distance 5 miles walked – 100 miles remaining.

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