During the current lockdown we have all found ourselves spending more time at home, stuck indoors due to the current restrictions and the cold weather. However we are allowed to be out and about when exercising, so here are the best outdoor spaces to go in Nottingham during this lockdown. Whether you fancy going for a run or a leisurely walk there is somewhere for you…
Forest Recreation Ground
The Forest Recreation Ground is a fantastic spot in Nottingham for you to go and exercise. Plus is the location of many of Nottingham’s annual events, such as the Goose Fair and Bonfire Night. The ground also has a few football pitches, so you could also go there and play a bit of football. There is also a lovely community garden for you to walk around, and the park is also dog friendly.
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
Wollaton Hall is surrounded by 500 acres of land, which is roamed by over 200 deer as well as other wild animals, such as rabbits, squirrels, and birds. Wollaton Hall was built hundreds of years ago in 1588 and is absolutely stunning, so even if you just walk around you will be getting some fresh air and exercise with a lovely view. You can also explore the grounds by walking on one of the hall’s many trails.
Nottingham’s oldest public park is the Arboretum, which can be found on the edge of the city centre. There are over 800 different trees in the Arboretum and it is filled with a variety of flowers and maintained parkland. This is a great place for students to go and get some fresh air and exercise during lockdown, as the arboretum is just a short walk from NTU’s city campus.
Meadows Recreation Ground
The Meadows Recreation Ground is located next to the River Trent and is a beautiful outdoor area to walk around. Plus you can also walk alongside the Victoria Embankment. This is just another one of Nottingham’s lovely outdoor places, where people can exercise and get some fresh air during lockdown.