Midlands

The Robin Hood Way, Notinghamshire

  • Distance

    27 miles

    Equivalent of walking up the Eiffel Tower 135 times

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Difficulty

    Challenging

  • Terrain

    Paths and tracks. Relatively flat throughout.

  • OS grid reference

    SK628668

  • Calories burned

    2,700

    Enough for a rewarding Sunday roast

Route Info

This is a tough, lengthy walk that takes in a fraction of the original 105 mile Robin Hood Way. Due to the length of the walk, a good level of fitness is essential and it’s also recommended you undertake this walk in summer to give you maximum daylight.

Starting off in the village of Edwinstowe, the walk joins the Robin Hood Way proper at GR 663714 and continues along it for a good distance before jumping on and off it a couple of times.

Click here for a detailed route of the walk. There are plenty of alternative routes you can take, so as long as you take a detailed OS map with you, you can make changes to your route.

Kit List

  • High quality walking boots
  • Rucksack
  • Detailed OS map of the area
  • Plenty of food and water
  • Some form of GPS and communication
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Some blister relief is essential

Did you know?

The church in the village of Edwinstowe, where this walk begins, is said to be where Robin Hood married Maid Marian.

Route Highlight

There is a deer park near to a A60, but there are plenty of other historical buildings and impressive countryside throughout the route.

Where to stop

Cresswell Crags visitor centre is a good place to stop for refreshments part way through the walk, and the walk begins and ends at the Robin Hood Public House in Edwinstowe, ideal for a well-deserved drink once you’re finished.