Look up… Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or the next clue on an adventure?

Whether you’re new to the city, or just looking for an afternoon of adventure. The Look Up! Adventure Trail, is for you.

The route covers approximately 3km so is accessible for children, but can be enjoyed by all ages!

The trail – accessed by a free app – will lead you around the city centre to answer questions, complete challenges and discover clues hidden in plain sight.  So even if you’ve ventured down a street many times before, there are always new secrets to uncover!

Step one


Download the Actionbound app Cover art

Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

Step two

Hit ‘Find a bound’ and search for ‘Look Up Nottingham’

Step three

Head to Old Market Square and start your adventure!


Family walking by Justice musuem

While you’re hunting for clues around the city remember to keep your eyes peeled – and don’t forget to Look Up above shop level… you never know what you might find.

This route covers approximately 3kms and will take around 1 hour – or longer if you stop for a cake along the way! Scan the code to download the app and then head to Old Market Square to begin. Paper copies are available from the Tourism Centre.

Councillor Rosemary Healy, Portfolio Holder for Transport said “Active travel is so important and as a council we’re always looking for new ways to get people walking or cycling. The Look Up! Adventure Trail is a great way to get active and have some free family fun this summer. All while introducing the little ones to the some of the hidden history of Nottingham.

“Since the easing of lockdown, it’s easy for people to slip into the habit of travelling by car, but Nottingham City Council is committed to encouraging as many people as possible to take up active travel to support a greener recovery from Covid-19. By leaving the car at home you can contribute towards better public health and reduced air pollution and carbon emissions. Nottingham is leading the way in sustainable transport alternatives, which will all contribute towards our goal of being a carbon neutral city by 2028.”