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Address: University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, England
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Great for a leisurely walk

A lovely lakeside walk on offer, approximately 1.25 miles. The lakeside arts cafe is available for food, there is usually an ice cream van, boats for hire and a new crazy golf... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely lakeside walk on offer, approximately 1.25 miles. The lakeside arts cafe is available for food, there is usually an ice cream van, boats for hire and a new crazy golf under construction.

Thank demmasian
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Found this by chance as we were looking for Trent University and not Nottingham University, what a lucky find for us. The walk along the lake is nice and gentle and leads to a reward of a nice wee cafe where the scones with clotted cream and jam were yummy. We did find Trent and the Arboretum.

Thank rendu22
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is an excellent venue and a good place to make as a base to explore all the sights as listed above.

Thank Gracol01
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

As a child I visited these grounds often when visiting my granmother who lived on Beeston Road. Sadly some of the fun elements have gone out of the park like the 'Maid Marian' boat trips and the putting green, paddling pool, and stone steps at the far end of the top lake. However there is still much to experience. There... More 

Thank Rechinout
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Lovely place for a stroll.pushchair/wheelchair friendly.Great play area for the kids and a boatlake with rowing boats in the summer.there is also a cafe (have not been yet but looks nice) and lakeside arts.Very easy to get to via tram (recommended).Parking is very limited-if it's a nice day don't even try to drive as you will not get a space!!... More 

Thank Daisy M
Cala D`Or
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I walk around the lake in summer while my son swims at the uni pool. Well kept park with plenty of wildlife on show. There is a coffe shop that's opened now, not tried it yet but will do soon...

Thank Mr T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

At the moment it is going through a refit we are getting a new miniature golf ,there are boats on the lake plenty of children's park equipment ,it is ideal for everyone as its mostly flat ,there are a lot of animals on the water to see ,great for picnics ,nice cafe

Thank Olive W
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73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Highfields is s great place for a family walk or afternoon in the fresh air. It's flat on one side and has a natural but more bumpy path on the other so it's a comfortable walk And is also suitable for young children on bikes, scooters etc. The cafe is nice for tea and cake afterwards. The ice cream van... More 

Thank Lisa B
leicester england
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78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went for a walk round the lake was very nice i not that mobile but found the paths easy to manage Was great to see the Ducks Swans and Squirrels I will be going back

Thank misswoo55
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61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for a row around the lake with our grandson whos 4... absolute blast for an hour, we let him burn off a load of energy on the play park then had a picnic in the grounds finishing off with a walk around the lake and jumping over the stepping stones... there could be lots more added to... More 

Thank nammie

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