CliftonWest Bridgford

Cliwes three
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By Hugh Hudson on 13 Aug 2023


Distance

7km/4mi

Ascent

29m

Descent

47m

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Description

In my view, both CLIWES 1 and CLIWES 2 are good routes, but this one (which is slightly longer than CLIWES 2) combines the best elements of both, and mostly uses green spaces and avoids main roads. So (I hope) it is one for walkers with a little time to spare and walk for enjoyment

In my view, both CLIWES 1 and CLIWES 2 are good routes, but this one (which is slightly longer than CLIWES 2) combines the best elements of both, and mostly uses green spaces and avoids main roads. So (I hope) it is one for walkers with a little time to spare and walk for enjoyment

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Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade Y: Stile, step and obstacle free.
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Facilities

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Maybe present Public toilet (1)
Maybe present 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)
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Maybe present Free wifi (1)
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Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

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Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
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Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

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Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
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Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
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Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
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Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
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Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
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)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

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The narrowest part of the path is 75.0cm (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)

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Small Pug-sized dog (0)
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Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
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Recommended by an expert

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70.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

80.0% of the route is paved (1)

1.0% of the route is muddy (1)

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3Y August 2023 by Hugh Hudson
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Clifton
Grid Ref SK5544834349
Lat / Lon 52.90375° / -1.17707°
Easting / Northing 455,448E / 334,349N
What3Words slide.calls.influencing
West Bridgford
Grid Ref SK5866837708
Lat / Lon 52.93360° / -1.12860°
Easting / Northing 458,668E / 337,708N
What3Words shady.plenty.opens

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Hugh Hudson

13 Aug 2023 (edited 14 Aug 2023) Summer

Walked from Clifton to West Bridgford. An enjoyable route, with no steps and stiles but a few short unsurfaced sections (nothing too muddy or slippery). It is designed for those who favour green spaces, but is still reasonably direct. There was a large area fenced off at the north end of Clifton Playing Fields but a gap has been left for the footpath, which is still useable.

Leaving Clifton Central tram stop, we go uphill then cross Clifton Central Flower Park on a well used but only partially surfaced track, then stay on the right/south side of the stream as far as Farnborough Road. We cross the road and use the surfaced track past the skateboard park, and continue through the field to the second bridge, where we pick up the public footpath alongside Fairham Brook, which we follow through the playing fields.

At the far side of the playing fields the brook turns left and the path becomes less well defined, as the locals take their own shortcuts. There is some sort of building work going on here (possibly a pipeline), but a gap has been left for the footpath, which takes us under the tram bridge, and beyond the bridge there is a choice of routes back up to the path by the tramlines.

We follow the tram route as far as the Compton Acres stop, crossing sides at Wilford Road. Beyond the tram stop we turn right then almost immediately left. We cross a footbridge and follow the path around the north side of a small pool, then cross Compton Acres and continue alongside a stream to a T junction, where we head right over the bridge and left on the surfaced path that meanders through a green space and past another pool. Ignore the many right turns into the housing estate - the whole Compton Acres estate is a maze of little footpaths making it very pedestrian friendly for those who know the routes.

Just before Rushcliffe Arena we turn left and follow the wide surfaced path out to Wilford Lane (ignoring the sign for the slightly shorter cycle route into West Bridgford). We cross Wilford Lane using a pelican crossing then use the footpath at the end of Bede Ing, turning left where the Becket School fields end. If no sports matches are in progress a diagonal shortcut is possible to reach Gresham Park Road. There is a choice of routes here - I have used the direct one which crosses a marshy area on duck boards, but it is a little rough and potentially muddy at the far end, so some may prefer to use the cycle track further left by the Emmanuel school. Either way we soon reach the popular riverside path.

We follow the river round to the Wilford Suspension Bridge, then turn right down Welbeck Road and left on Loughborough Road, which we cross using a staggered pair of pelican crossings to reach Millicent Road, which leads us across Musters Road (cross with care if busy) and on to Bridgford Road, where the West Bridgford meeting point is a short distance right at the bus stop opposite the Co-op.


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Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

49 m

Descent

67 m

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Distance

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Ascent

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Descent

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