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|Nottingham's Heroes and Legends|
|Author: , Published: 26 Apr 2015||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 2 mile circular walk in Nottingham city centre discovering the heroes and legends associated with the city. This walk is one of the Nottingham Walks By Bus series, created to allow walkers to access some of Nottingham’s best walking routes via Nottingham City Transport bus routes. The walking route explores the city streets to discover stories of figure skating, poetry, football and men in tights. |
The walking route is fairly flat with just some gentle slopes and follows paved surfaces around the city centre. There are no flights of steps or gates on route. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours.
The walking route starts and finishes at the Collin Street bus stops in Nottingham, alongside the Broadmarsh Bus Station. The bus stops are served by a number of NCT Bus Routes including Orange Route 34, Navy Routes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 48, Green Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and Turquoise Routes 76, 77, 78 and 79. Buses run frequently seven days per week. For timetable and route details visit www.nctx.co.uk or get the NCT App.
|Start to National Ice Centre|
Start point: 52.9498 lat, -1.1478 long
Standing at the Collin Street bus stops facing the car park opposite, turn left and follow the pavement uphill. Stay with the pavement as it swings left and continues alongside the combined road and tramway. Across to the right is the modern building of Nottingham Contemporary. Look closely at the panelling and you will see an intricate pattern that gives a clue to the first heroes of this discovery trail.
|National Ice Centre to Brian Clough Statue|
Start point: 52.9523 lat, -1.1407 long
Here we meet our second set of Nottingham heroes. The ice centre is the first twin Olympic-sized ice rink in the UK. Opened in 2000, it was built on the site of the former Nottingham Ice Stadium which was the training ground for Olympic ice dancing champions Torvill and Dean. At the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics the pair became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time (which included perfect 6.0 scores from each judge for artistic impression) with their routine set to Ravel’s Bolero. The square in front of the centre is named Bolero Square in honour of the pair and there are plans (subject to funding) to place a sculpture to commemorate their famous Olympic win.
|Brian Clough Statue to Quartet Sculpture|
Start point: 52.9541 lat, -1.1496 long
Retrace your steps back down the slope of King Street to reach the large Market Square. On the left is the impressive building of Nottingham Council House. Make your way into the square from where you can get a good view of the entire building.
|Quartet Sculpture to Nottingham Castle|
Start point: 52.9543 lat, -1.1543 long
Continue down Angel Row, heading once again for the fountain at the end of Market Square (swapping to the right-hand pavement when it is safe to do so). As the pavement begins to swing right, turn right into the narrow St James’s Street. At the end of this road you will come to the junction with the main dual carriageway, Maid Marian Way.
|Nottingham Castle to End|
Start point: 52.9509 lat, -1.1538 long
When you are ready to continue, head down Castle Road with the entrance to the castle on the right. You will come to the open green space which sits beneath the castle walls on the right. This green is home to perhaps the best-known statue in Nottingham, Woodford’s depiction of Robin Hood which shows him firing his bow and arrow in characteristic pose. Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. He is most associated with his role of ‘robbing from the rich to give to the poor’ assisted by his band of ‘merry men’.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2015 by the author NCT and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 26 Apr 2015
Claire posing with Will Scarlet whilst recording the walk instructions
|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 26 Apr 2015
View from Kind Street
|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 26 Apr 2015
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