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Outdoor Recreation

Bleasby Community Website Outdoor Recreation

There are plenty of opportunities to participate in outdoor activities when visiting Bleasby. The surrounding countryside, the River Trent and quiet country lanes all provide for excellent walking, horse riding and cycling and many of the local gravel pits have been developed into wonderful environments for the environment and nature preservation. 

Cycling around the roads surrounding Bleasby is a pleasure enjoyed by many local clubs, including the 80 or so members of Bleasby Bikers. Going a little further afield, there are several Nottinghamshire location offering cycling off-road in public places of interest, such as Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest. A more comprehensive list of destinations and local cycling clubs can be found here

Walking, cycling or riding from Bleasby offers many options of varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from strolls along the River Trent to more challenging ascents towards Nottingham Trent University Brackenhurst Estate and the Minster town of Southwell.

Whatever you fancy you can be assured of beautiful countryside and access to a range of wildlife. Bleasby residents have formed an active Countryside & Footpaths Group which meet once a month to undertake a mix of walks of varying difficulty - visitors are welcome on the day. 

A stretch along the River Trent provides a very picturesque setting for fishing, containing all the species of fish normally found in the Trent with Roach and Chub being predominant - click here for more information.

Sailing and boating are available on the River Trent and at the nearby village of Hoveringham. 

There are several good golf clubs in the vicinity - click here for locations. 

An excellent leisure centre in Southwell has a gym, swimming pool, squash courts, outdoor 5-aside pitch and offers various classes.

Bleasby is an ideal starting point for any outdoor activity, safe in the knowledge of refreshments at the end to be provided by The Waggon & Horses pub or Manor Farm Tea Shoppe