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Top Pushchair-Friendly Walks in Nottingham

by BecSorby (follow)
Walking with a pushchair is an easy exercise that the majority of mums can do on a regular basis.

Apart from the pushchair or buggy, proper footwear and appropriate clothing for you and your baby, you don’t need any special equipment and most places are free to walk in.

Nottingham is home to some fantastic country parks that are perfect spots for a walk or cycle, but not all are great for pushchairs. Paths ideally need to be a sealed surface with various gradients of slopes so new mums can build up their fitness levels.

Here are some of the top pushchair-friendly walks in Nottingham.

Gedling Country Park
Spring Lane, Lambey, Nottingham NG4 4PE
115 901 3801
Website: See the Facebook page
Free to enter

Gedling Country Park has a number of ideal walking paths for parents with pushchairs. All the walking and cycling paths are graded and are between just under a mile and 3.5 miles in length – some have steep inclines and gentle slopes, meaning there’s a path for just about every ability and fitness level.

There’s also a children’s play area for the little ones which has a mining tower slide and train. There is a separate toddler’s area with swings, slides and an accessible roundabout.

Wollaton Park
574 Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 2AA
Website: http://www.wollatonhall.org.uk
Free to enter

The paths around the lake at Wollaton Park are pushchair and wheelchair friendly – there is lots of wildlife to see in a serene and peaceful setting – great for sleeping babies! Dogs are also welcome and there is a children’s playground for older kids.

The lake at Wollaton Park Image: Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Rushcliffe Country Park
Mere Way, Loughborough Road, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6JS
0115 921 5865
Website: http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/rushcliffecountrypark/
Free to enter, parking is £1

Rushcliffe Country Park has a 5 mile network of footpaths, landscaping, conservation and grassland, including excellent paths for pushing a buggy. The paths around the lake are flat, while there are other paths with minor slopes dotted around the park – perfect for mums to gradually build up the fitness levels. The paths are also wheelchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome and there is a children’s play area, which is suitable for kids under 12 years.

Image: Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park

Attenborough Nature Reserve
52 Barton Lane, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 6DY
0115 972 1777
Website: http://www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk
Free entry to park, suggested donation of £1.50 for parking

Attenborough Nature Reserve has a walk for every fitness level. All walks are graded according to difficulty and length and are between 1.9 miles and 3.7 miles long. Each of the routes are well marked, so you should have no trouble choosing the most appropriate walk. There is lots of wildlife to see during the walks.

The park is free to enter, however there is a suggested donation for parking of £1.50.

Rufford Abbey Country Park
Ollerton, NG22 9DF
Website: http://www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk/centre/rufford-abbey
Free entry to the parking, some parking charges apply

With over 150 acres of tranquil woodland and pushchair and mobility scooter friendly paths, Rufford Abbey Country Park is a lovely place to head out for a walk. You can feed the ducks in the pond, take part in a guided walk or check out the Play Village. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Image: Rufford Abbey

Don’t forget to dress babies and children up nice and warm in the winter months and keep them cool in the summer. Always wear appropriate footwear and a hat in the warmer months and don’t forget your water. Happy walking mums!

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