About Bassetlaw

The People

Our affiliated training practices are based across Bassetlaw. Covering the market towns of Worksop, Retford and surrounding mostly rural villages. Bassetlaw is the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire and has borders with South Yorkshire to the north, Lincolnshire’s Fens and Wolds to the east and Derbyshire with the spectacular Peak District to the west. Our programme offers a wide range of training posts across the area and with well respected Teaching Hospitals, District Care Trust and Hospices.

Things to see and do

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Bassetlaw. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Bassetlaw is a great region to explore. Families will enjoy Sundown Adventureland, Wetlands Animal Park and Clumber Park and those with a taste for nostalgia will find Bassetlaw Museum and Mr Straw’s House fascinating. The myths and legends associated with Robin Hood are waiting to be discovered at Sherwood Forest. The Visitor Centre is located in Edwinstowe just 12 miles away. Rufford Abbey and the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre are just a short drive away into the district of Newark and Sherwood. The Tropical Butterfly House and Gainsborough Old Hall.

In the 19th century the name ‘the Dukeries’ was given to the area of North Nottinghamshire where palaces and vast estates had been created against backdrop of Sherwood Forest. Using Worksop as a centre it is possible to explore what remains of some of these estates. Some have been turned into hotels; Thoresby Hall and Hodsock Priory; some have extensive parkland to explore such as Clumber Park and Rufford Abbey Country Park.

If you are looking to do something totally unique, what about booking a course at the School of Artisan Food at Welbeck? It offers a range of short courses in everything from cheese making to cider brewing through to artisan ice cream making. Thaymar Ice Cream and Farm Shop, at Haughton Park Farm near Bothamsall also welcomes groups prior arrangement, allowing visitors to see and taste hand made ice cream being created.