Distance: about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) along flat clear paths through some of Nottinghamshire’s most delightful scenery. A few stiles and cattle require attention, but no real hazards or busy roads. This walk was photographed in May 2015 when the wildflowers and blossom were at their gorgeous best. It passes the well-known ford and mill race on the Dover Beck at Mill Farm.
The start is at The Black Horse, a small pub at the extreme eastern end of Caythorpe (Grid Ref. SK 689 455. Post Code NG14 7ED) You may leave your car in the car park at the rear, especially if drinking or eating there. The bar food is excellent—a change of menu daily. Booking is advisable first— space is very limited. Open lunch times 11.45 am to 2.30 pm, then 5.30 to 11.30 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays 12.00 to 5 pm then 8 to 11.30 pm.
Closed Mondays. Telephone (0115) 9663520. Owing to uneven surfaces, this walk is not suitable for wheelchair users. See the note below about the path beside the Dover Beck.