Beeston (Broxtowe)Clifton

Beecli one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

35m

Descent

45m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Beeston (Broxtowe) and Clifton.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Beeston (Broxtowe) and Clifton.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 4

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (4)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 6

Surveys

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Not present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 100.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

5.0% of the route is on roads (1)

50.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

80.0% of the route is paved (1)

2.0% of the route is muddy (1)

There is no data on rough ground

There is no data on long grass

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1 surveys

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2X August 2023 by Hugh Hudson
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Start and end points

Beeston (Broxtowe)
Grid Ref SK5286336747
Lat / Lon 52.92556° / -1.21511°
Easting / Northing 452,863E / 336,747N
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Clifton
Grid Ref SK5544834349
Lat / Lon 52.90375° / -1.17707°
Easting / Northing 455,448E / 334,349N
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Beecli One's land is

Arable 26.8%
Pasture 24.5%
Urban 48.6%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Nottsoutdoorlad

06 Apr 2024 Spring

It's okay if you want to go to Beeston or Clifton. However, I prefer walking down to Beeston Marina and then walking into Beeston through that way.


Hugh Hudson

13 Aug 2023 (edited 14 Aug 2023) Summer

Walked from Beeston to Clifton on a summer Sunday after rain. For the most part this is a good route (all on very familiar territory), on clear paths and pavements throughout - the only questionable decision is not to use the path that goes under the A453 between Clifton Lane and Westerfield Way. [Crossing at the roundabout is fairly safe but can require patience and care. I also left the route to investigate the options for avoiding the steps at the north end of the path along Fairham Brook - I have walked this path many times over the last few years including at least once on a SlowWay so didn't feel the need to repeat it today. My conclusion is that the path that goes east from Brookthorpe Way opposite Monks Way is the best step-free alternative - this path is fully surfaced and has drop kerbs where necessary]. I also had to detour slightly because of a temporary closure of Silverdale Walk - it is easy enough to use the surfaced path alongside the tram tracks to get round this.

From Beeston Centre tram stop we cross Middle Street at the lights and take the alleyway (Moore Gate) onto Waverley Avenue, then cross Queens Road at the lights and continue on Station Road, which crosses the railway on a long flyover (the level crossing is long gone). We follow the road (later Meadow Road) out to the canal bridge and cross the canal. Here it is easiest to take the lane on the right hand side of the wall (not the towpath) though you can use the towpath as far as the first footbridge. The path right to the river is obvious, as is the popular riverside path.

When we reach Lenton Lane at the sports club we follow it (my personal preference would be to stay on the riverside path as far as Clifton Bridge then double back to Lenton Lane). We have to follow Lenton Lane left to reach the ramped cycle track that crosses Clifton Bridge. At the far side of the bridge this route uses the ramped cycle track but there is a shorter route down steps. We turn left along Clifton Lane then cross a small green space on a surfaced track to reach the roundabout (for me the underpass to the left is a better and safer route but this does not justify creating an alternative).

The surfaced path alongside Fairham Brook has steps at the start where it crosses the flood barrier and is not as pleasant as it looks on the map - the stream is largely hidden behind trees. If steps are a problem, there is a simple but longish detour available - use the underpass, continue along Brookthorpe Way and take the path right opposite Monks Way. After crossing the bridge we turn left. Beyond the tram tracks the path is currently closed, but there is an easy alternative route to Farnborough Road along the tram tracks.

We follow Farnborough Road down a gentle hill then turn right at Swansdowne Drive, and almost immediately head left into the trees on a surfaced path, which we follow over the stream and right into Clifton Central Flower Park, then take the well used rougher gravel track to the top left corner. The meeting point at Clifton Central tram stop is just over the top of the hill.


Lynn Jackson

04 Feb 2022 Winter

We walked from Clifton to Beeston on a grey but dry winters day. This is a reasonable route with metal roads and well-tended gravel paths, although without highlights.

We began in Clifton Centre, by the tram stop, walking through Clifton Central Park and onto Farnborough Road. This was a bit of a trudge past schools and allotments to get to an alleyway. We then walked along Farnham Brook and under the Remembrance Way (use the underpass when you walk this route). We then walked over the A52 Clifton Bridge before walking back past Restaurant Sat Bains (ooh, the smells!) and along the River Trent. We then made our way to Beeston via the Beeston canal bridge and Beeston Rylands.

I believe that this route can be improved by moving the path from Farnborough Road to the Clifton Campus, overlooking the Trent from the other riverbank. It is a little longer but is a more pleasant walk.


Mary Somerville

29 Apr 2021 Spring

Useable route, but I've met pedestrians who find the lenton lane section a bit confusing.


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