Bestwood Country Park offers 650 acres of open green space and varying wildlife habitats to explore.
From Mill Lakes, teeming with water birds, to meadows full of wildflowers, from ancient oak woodland to a reclaimed pit tip, Bestwood has a landscape which reflects the varied history of Nottinghamshire itself.
We're on the northern edge of Nottingham, between Arnold and Bestwood Village, approximately four miles north of the City of Nottingham.
Events and attractions
Winding Engine House
We have a fantastic piece of industrial heritage on site - Bestwood Winding Engine House, the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery.
Bestwood Winding Engine House has been inspected and designated a Place of Interest by www.visitengland.com
Download the latest events guide 2013-2014 [PDF]
School, faith and community groups are welcome at Bestwood, and the park's mission is to make the countryside accessible to all. Our ranger team work regularly with all kinds of groups, ranging from autistic adults and people with mental health problems to disadvantaged teenagers at risk of exclusion from school.
Ring the park rangers to find out more about our programme of health walks, team building activities, school age environmental education and more.
Join our volunteers
Get your hands dirty! Join in one of our park conservation days. If you'd like to volunteer, we'd love to hear from you, tel: 0115 927 3674 or email: email@example.com
If you'd like to take an active role in supporting the country park and get more involved in its work and management, join the Friends of Bestwood Country Park group. View their website at: www.fbcp.org.uk.
Interested in engineering? Want to help look after a mighty piece of industrial heritage? Contact the Winding Engine House Volunteer Group, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have two Heritage Developmen Officers (jobshare) working at Bestwood Country Park, funded for two years by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We're looking for more people to help maintain and operate the mighty Victorian Winding Engine and to help out with Saturday morning open days. Interested? Ring Adele or David for a chat. Tel: 0115 976 2422 Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm, or drop in on a Saturday morning.
Plant a tree
If you would like to plant a tree to commemorate a special person or event, we can help. Contact the rangers on tel: 0115 927 3674.
Bestwood community websites
These community websites may also be of interest:
Friends of Bestwood Country Park: www.fbcp.org.uk/index.html
Bestwood Village: www.bestwoodvillage.co.uk