Curious About Southwell


Southwell Town Centre, Starts: Southwell Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QD
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Curious About Southwell


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Have fun discovering the charming Nottinghamshire town of Southwell with two quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.
Are you curious about Southwell? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Curious About Southwell is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Southwell an intriguing place to explore!
You'll get detailed directions, a map, clues (with answers in the back!), and some interesting snippets about the history of Southwell and the people that have shaped it.
Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to use instantly on your mobile device or to print at home) from and explore in your own time.
Walk 1: Workhouse to Minster (1.5 miles / 1-2 hours)
Starting at England's best-preserved workhouse, this walk takes you alongside a bubbling river bounded by a community orchard, before opening out onto Caudwell's imposing mill. Past the old railway station and onto Burgage Green, once home to Lord Byron. Now it's down through the charming, quaint and quirky town centre, past an unusual church, before ending at Southwell Minster with its distinctive 'pepperpot' spires.
Walk 2: Minster Circular (1 mile / 1 hour)
From the iconic Minster this walk leads you past some stunning Prebendal houses, before following a typical Southwell footpath – a rural interlude amongst widespread heritage. Onward next to the birthplace of the Bramley apple and an historic meadow, before seizing the opportunity to explore a glorious sensory garden, the ruins of The Archbishop's Palace, and the delightful grounds of the Minster itself.
Both walks are wheelchair and buggy friendly (marked diversions to avoid steps on the second walk are shown on the map).

Closest Curious About Walks: Newark, Nottingham, Lincoln, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, The Matlocks, Oakham & Uppingham and Stamford.

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Opening Times

Curious About Southwell (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025)

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