This journey takes you into the north Nottinghamshire district around the A1 Great North Road
Travel towards Tuxford on the A1 north, then take the A6075 towards Ollerton, then onto the B1164 with the Tuxford windmill on the right, pull in.
View the full glory of the working windmill watch the sails going round purchase the freshly milled flour and porridge oats available in the tea room.
Continue northeast on the B1164 and head for Retford, at roundabout take 3rd exit A57, at the next roundabout take 1st exit A638 and turn left into Retford.
A small picturesque market town destroyed by fire in 1528 then flooded in 2007 but still came back to life. Walk around the squares. Market square with is town hall, where the Broad Stone stands in front, once used for disinfecting the coins in times of Plagues, by filling the hallow with vinegar. In the middle of the square stands the memorial in the form of a gothic designed Elenor cross. Cannon square contains the St Swithuns Church and a Russian cannon captured in the Crimean War in 1856.
Continue and head south and follow the A635 until A614 right turn into Bawtry.
A village on the edge of Nottinghamshire where the courtyard was modernised and developed to preserve and enhance the heritage, and it won the developer the Green apple awards in 2005. It now hosts a variety of shops which blends in with the many historic buildings.
Continue and leave on the A614 northwest towards Worksop, at the roundabout take the first exit. B6045 into Worksop.
A market town on the river Rylan at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. Having lost its coal mining industry its taken on distribution centres and production factories for many large companies. It still manages to retain its sense of real historical character, having coloured stone streets, a paved maze featuring a heraldic lion, and a unicorn. Take the tranquil canal side towpath and see the artists creative village, visit the busy large open air markets and wide range of shops, a special feature is the unique Priory church and gatehouse founded 1103.
Continue and leave on the B6045 south towards Newark, turn left at B6040 and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit A57 next roundabout 1st exit A1 into Newark on Trent.
A large market town on the River Trent, take time out to explore with lots to see. Visit the busy market place and square very picturesque with its grade 1 historic buildings and churches. The town houses various shopping outlets, pubs, coffee bars other places of interest. St Marys Magdalene Church and the Castle ruins, which stands on the river are worth a look. Take a stroll down on the river banks, cross over the bridge and walk back.