The Basics Distance is 6 miles or 9.5 km. Fairly flat with not one stile. Entirely rural, with gently rolling fields and grassy paths, but with 3 stretches of quiet road walking. There are few recognisable features, so take care to follow these instructions. Very few horses or cattle seen. The paths are good – you will have an excellent work-out. Luckily there is an excellent tea shop at the Hollybeck Nurseries halfway round.
How to Get There The Cross Keys pub lies in the centre of Epperstone (Post Code NG14 6AD). It’s a small charming old village just off the A6097 near Woodborough, full of character and ancient houses. The pub retains its traditional atmosphere, serving real ales and draught Strongbow cider, with bar snacks or restaurant food available all week except Mondays.
There is a beer garden and a family room. Telephone number 0115 9663033. You are welcome to park at the rear of the large car park behind the pub, but please ask first. The village is served by buses between Oxton and Nottingham.