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Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England

latitude: 53.15, longitude: -1.10
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Nottinghamshire is a county in East Midlands, England at latitude 53°09′00.00″ North, longitude 1°06′00.00″ West.

Nottinghamshire relation 77268 is a ceremonial county in the East Midlands region of England. It is made up of the non-metropolitan county of Nottinghamshire and the unitary authority of Nottingham. It borders the ceremonial counties of South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.


The non-metropolitain county of Nottinghamshire is divided into seven districts:

Number complete
Area Cities Towns Villages Notes Boundary Relation
Ashfield towns of Sutton-in-Ashfield and Kirby-in-Ashfield together with villages. relation 154043
Bassetlaw Northern third of the county. relation 77270
Broxtowe Urban areas W of Nottingham relation 154058
Gedling Urban areas E and N of Nottingham, and a number of villages. relation 155494
Mansfield Mansfield and surroundings. relation 154006
Newark and Sherwood Centre part of the County excluding Mansfield relation 77271
Rushcliffe Most of the area S of the Trent. relation 77311

Associated Area

  • City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority) - not in the administrative unit of Nottinghamshire, but wholly surrounded by it.


  • Arnold, part of the Nottingham conurbation
  • Beeston, part of the Nottingham conurbation
  • Eastwood
  • Hucknall
  • Kirby-in-Ashfield
  • Mansfield, an OSM UK mapping priority. Mapping party planned for July 2009.
  • Newark
  • Ollerton
  • Retford
  • Southwell
  • Stapleford, part of the Nottingham conurbation
  • Sutton-in-Ashfield
  • West Bridgford, part of the Nottingham conurbation
  • Worksop

Large Villages

Nottinghamshire has a number of large villages: some are originally small market towns (Bingham, Tuxford), but most are either commuter dormitories or former colliery villages.

  • Bingham
  • Calverton
  • Cotgrave
  • East Leake
  • Edwinstowe
  • Keyworth
  • Racliffe on Trent
  • Ravenshead
  • Ruddington
  • Tuxford


The boundary of Nottinghamshire is largely derived from the New Popular Edition maps, and not all subsequent changes have been incorporated. The boundary with the City of Nottingham is incomplete.




Name Notes Relation
The Big Track 16km loop along the Nottingham and Beeston Canal then back along the Trent - Mapped in full on the main loop. There are also spurs from the route but these appear to be unmarked on the ground. relation 1387699
Erewash Valley Trail 50km loop along the River Erewash and Erewash Canal from the River Trent to Nutbrook - Mapped in full on the main loop. Has many Loops and spurs - some suitable for pedestrians only. relation 1565330
NCN Route 15 Runs from Belton, Leics to Grantham. Signed on the ground (and mapped in OSM) between Belton and East Midlands Airport; from Wilford Toll Bridge to Radcliffe-on-Trent; from the Fosseway through Bingham and then along the A52 corridor to Bottersford; Muston to Grantham. The rest of the route is currently unsigned, but the Sustrans' website implies that the link from Wilford to the M1 will be down the A453, presumably along the old road if that is eventually duelled. Has been rerouted during 2010 between Regatta Way and Radcliffe-on-Trent - the old signs remain in-situ alongside the A6011 and A52, but new signs have been installed through Lady Bay and Holme Pierrpont. relation 913519
NCN Route 48 (Fosse 2) Due to be routed along the former A46 Fosse Way once the new dual carriageway is opened (i.e. summer 2012). Mapped as far north as Nether Broughton (Leics) relation 1566504
Southwell Trail Runs between Southwell, Farnsfield and Bilsthorpe. It's been walked as far as the car park in Southwell (is there any more?), added to OSM and added to relation . relation 82009


Long-distance Paths

Two long-distance footpaths are shown on OS maps for the county: The Trent Valley Way and the Robin Hood Way. Neither appears to be particularly well signposted on the ground, nor do they feature in County Council publicity.

Name Notes Relation
The Archaeological Way Archaeological-Way-IMG-20120410-00055.jpg (old) Confusingly, there are two of these that start from nearly the same place. This is the old one. It runs from Pleasley Vale to Whitwell. Signposting is a bit hit and miss, but a GPX has been uploaded to OSM containing both signposts and places where there should be signposts. It's tagged "Archaeological Way". It's not complete but does provide enough information to follow the entire route from Pleasley Vale car park to Whitwell church. relation 176673
The Archaeological Way (new) Confusingly, there are two of these that start from nearly the same place. This is the new one. According to [1] it runs from Pleasley Pit Country Park to Creswell Crags. Note that what signage there is contradicts DCC's website. Neither the partially signposted route nor the map on DCC's website yet indicate a coherent route. There is also a (rather large and mostly content-free) mobile phone app. All DCC's materials appear to be CC-BY-SA 4.0 and hence incompatible with OSM. relation 7581768
Robin Hood Way Robin-Hood-Way-IMG-20111218-00020.jpg The waymark for this trail is a green or yellow bow and arrow on a white background, but it can be difficult to follow as many of the signs are old and faded. Start point is shown on a plaque embedded in the wall just outside the entrance to Nottingham Castle. relation 1652131
The Trent Valley Way This is signed on the ground alongside the River Trent through Nottingham/Wilford/Clifton, on both sides of the river. relation 162862

Public Footpaths

Many paths shown on OSM have been entered from NPE maps and need checking on the ground.


Matthew Flint intends to map Aslockton and Whatton, then maybe Orston.