The Southwell Trail has long been a popular destination for walkers both local and from further afield. A brand new guide has been produced to help promote all that this much loved local nature reserve and bridleway has to offer.

Members of The Friends of Southwell Trail (FOST) and colleagues from Nottinghamshire County Council's Natural Environment Unit and Newark and Sherwood District Council (NSDC) have worked together to produce a full colour booklet combining walk routes, maps, nature notes and information about the Trail's history.

Sarah Payne, Tourism Officer for NSDC who also works at Southwell Tourist Information Centre said: "It is great to have a revised booklet to offer visitors and walking enthusiasts. The previous guide has been out of print for several years and we are often asked about the Southwell Trail at the Tourist Information Centre. Working with FOSThas been the perfect way to ensure all the information in this new booklet is up to date, accurate and of interest to walkers and nature lovers alike. We look forward to recommending it to visitors as another of Southwell's unique attractions."

Whether you wish to take a short stroll starting from the Final Whistle pub on Station Road in Southwell, or a longer walk all the way to Farnsfield or Bilsthorpe retracing the old railway line, the Southwell Trail booklet will be the perfect companion. It is available for free at the Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Southwell and from selected libraries in the area.