Newark-on-TrentSutton on Trent

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By Lynn Jackson on 17 Aug 2022







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This route avoids the roadside (no verge) walk into Kelham and the dangerous road crossing of the A617 and A46.
It also straightens the small and pointless detour at Carlton-on-Trent

This route avoids the roadside (no verge) walk into Kelham and the dangerous road crossing of the A617 and A46.
It also straightens the small and pointless detour at Carlton-on-Trent


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Grid Ref SK7995353844
Lat / Lon 53.07588° / -0.80799°
Easting / Northing 479,954E / 353,845N
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Sutton on Trent
Grid Ref SK8006265942
Lat / Lon 53.18458° / -0.80336°
Easting / Northing 480,062E / 365,942N
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25 May 2024 Spring

I walked this route from Sutton. It is straightforward and functional. It is a quiet road to Carlton, and then a long stretch of Riverside past Cromwell lock to North Muskham. There is the Secret Barn tearoom north of N Muskham and the Ferry Inn alongside the riverside path. A quiet road leads to and through South Muskham before the final section along the pavement over Smeaton's arches to Newark. Not particularly scenic but the riverside sections are good walking.

Hugh Hudson

24 Jul 2022 (edited 18 Aug 2022) Summer

I will start by saying I have not walked Newsut 1, though I have done the Newark-Kelham section as part of a longer Trent Valley Way walk. I walked this from Newark to Sutton, and because I arrived at Newark Castle on the train and had a longer route planned for later in the day (SUTSAX 2), I missed out the short walk in and out of Newark town centre*.

I am happy with the straight pavement walk as far as South Muskham, because the alternatives are no better - it does at least gain distance quickly and is completely safe.

The part through and north of North Muskham is the best part of this route - the riverside path here is well trodden by locals.

Beyond Cromwell lock the path is rather less popular and it shows. At the point where it follows the big bend in the river, it is better to stay on the obvious track rather than trying to follow the right of way through a very overgrown field (long grass mixed with nettles, and I didn't fancy trying to cross a large nettle patch to get into the wood, but found a way out to the left of it).

The path also follows the earthwork (which is rather less obvious than the map suggests) inland - sticking to the right of way line here would involve a lot of crop trampling.

I am not convinced the detour to Mill Farm is needed though it does give one last look at the river. The windmill's sails are long gone. The left turn path here is not signposted so could easily be missed.

The final direct walk up the lane is pleasant (all the more so because at one point it is too narrow for cars), and leads you straight into Sutton, passing the Lord Nelson (willpower permitting) en route to the meeting point at the church.

Overall I liked this route, though it might have been tempting to use a bus and start at North Muskham!

* - I did the parts of this one I missed after completing a later Bingham-Newark walk - no problems there.


04 Apr 2022 Spring

This is very similar to Newsut apart from the 3km and for a very good description up to that point see Lynn's review of Newsut one. The minor change made to the part in Carlton-on-Trent simply takes you onto a the road in which is easy to follow.
The major change is to the section between South Muskham and Newark. Newsut two takes you out of Newark using roundabout crossings then alongside the long, mostly straight "Great North Road" (A616). It's busy but the pavement/cycle track you walk along is very wide. It's not very exciting with a fishing lakes, the bridge over the Trent and Sugar Factory the notable features. However, if walking between Newark and Sutton-on-Trent there aren't any realistic alternatives other than Newsut one which has its problems. Newsut two is probably the better and certainly the safer option.

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