Why walking?

walking Walking is good for our physical and mental health. Walking in greenspaces in particular has been shown to:

  • Reduce stress and fatigue
  • Enhance mood
  • Improve self esteem 
  • Reduce feelings of anger, depression or tension


Where to walk?

There are a wide variety of areas within the Nottingham City and wider Nottinghamshire area that make great locations for walking in greenspaces, you could try watching wildlife while you're walking:

There are also many other organisations who manage open areas including the Forestry England, National Trust, the Woodland Trust and other county Wildlife Trusts on Nottinghamshire’s borders such as Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Sheffield and Rotherham

Greenspace and the Integrated Care System have designed a map to help you explore a greener Nottingham from your doorstep. Take a look at the Nottingham Greenground Map!

It is now accessible via the GreenSpace NG App; a film has been created to explain how to use the app, you can view it by visiting the GreenSpace YouTube channel - GreenSpace NG App walkthrough.

Virtual wellbeing walks

Virtual green walks improve people’s wellbeing by bringing the outside experience of green walking into the lives of people who are either unable to get out and about or who would benefit from taking some time to relax.

Bestwood Country Park

Take 2, 5 or 15 minutes out of your day to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bestwood Country Park.

Virtual wellbeing walk 1 (2 minutes)

Virtual wellbeing walk 2 (5 minutes)

Virtual wellbeing walk 3 (15 minutes)



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