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Beeston (Broxtowe)

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Slow Ways linking Beeston (Broxtowe) and Clifton, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Sandiacre, West Bridgford

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Beeston (Broxtowe)’s six Slow Ways are 100% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 6/6
and surveyed: 6/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Beeston (Broxtowe)—Clifton
Beecli one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 35m Descent 45m
Beeston (Broxtowe)—Clifton
Beecli two Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham
Beenot one

Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 46m Descent 52m
Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham
Beenot two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham
Beenot three Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 55m Descent 60m
Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham
Beenot four Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Beeston (Broxtowe)—West Bridgford
Beewes one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 31m Descent 40m
Beeston (Broxtowe)—West Bridgford
Beewes two Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 14m Descent 22m
Ilkeston—Beeston (Broxtowe)
Ilkbee one Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 86m Descent 152m
Long Eaton—Beeston (Broxtowe)
Lonbee one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 27m Descent 25m
Long Eaton—Beeston (Broxtowe)
Lonbee two Enjoy me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 6m Descent 4m
Sandiacre—Beeston (Broxtowe)
Sanbee one

Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 42m Descent 37m
Sandiacre—Beeston (Broxtowe)
Sanbee two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 37m Descent 32m
Sandiacre—Beeston (Broxtowe)
Sanbee three Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 70m Descent 75m

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Collective progress

95% of Beeston (Broxtowe)’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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surveyed

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verified

18 people have contributed to Beeston (Broxtowe)’s Slow Ways

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15 people have surveyed a route in Beeston (Broxtowe)

114km out of 114km have been walked and reviewed

368km of reviews have been shared in Beeston (Broxtowe)

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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....

nottsoutdoorlad

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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. 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. 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....

Hugh Hudson

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We continue along Beeston Road which becomes University Boulevard as we pass Nottingham university (there is a cafe just off route at the Djanogly arts centre)....

Hugh Hudson

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Lived here for 30 years and walked roads (quiet ones) that I’d never been to today. Liked it so much I walked home again!...

Steve Miles

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Leaving the Sandicare meeting point, we cross Town Street and Station Road on pelican crossings, then follow Station Road over the railway bridge, then turn right down Bessell Lane which leads to an industrial area. At the end we cross Toton Lane and turn right, then use the pelican crossings over the A52 (Brian Clough Way), then take the footpath left parallel to the main road....

Hugh Hudson

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I found it easy enough to follow as a non local, but make sure you take the track on the right, not the towpath, once you’ve crossed the Beeston canal (photo 4) or you will be on the wrong side of a wall!...

Helen C

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An easy route featuring pavement or well-made paths, slight hills and mostly quiet roads, though it does involve crossing Brian Clough Way but there are traffic lights for this. It follows along the Erewash Valley Trail for some of the way....

MagneticSpy

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Mostly a good route and familiar to me - the only unfamiliar parts were some of the roads at the Clifton end, and the road past Sat Bains restaurant (I have previously always used more of the riverside path)....

Hugh Hudson

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I walked it from Beeston to Ilkeston, and as far as the canal it is identical to Sanbee 3, which I walked and reviewed a few weeks ago....

Hugh Hudson

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Walked as the first part of a four route walk from Beeston to Derby via Long Eaton, Breaston and Borrowash....

Hugh Hudson

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A good direct functional route, suitable for all as long as the lifts either side of the tram bridge at the QMC are working (I used the steps as I am a purist when it comes to walks, and would consider using a lift to be unfair assistance). I had never walked through The Park and enjoyed that section. I did wonder why the walk through the university doesn't take in the lakeside path - as far as I remember the one on the south side has no steps....

Hugh Hudson

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One minor criticism of the GPX file - it is not possible to shortcut the dogleg from the Clifton Bridge cycletrack/path to Lenton Lane, so the actual route goes further north at this point than the GPX file suggests....

Hugh Hudson

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My only real concern is the number of steps on the section between Stapleford and the Erewash Canal, where both the bridge over the river Erewash and the higher bridge over the railway have steps on both sides and are not suitable for wheelchairs or cycles....

Hugh Hudson

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Although a short stretch, I walked past two nice bridges crossing the canal (I do love a nice bridge!). And so onto Common Lane; I met no cars at any point until I had to nip across Chilwell Lane and onto the path past the golf course and into Beeston....

Lynn Jackson

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A slight detour is required at the Long Eaton end as the route asks you to go down a footpath that is closed. Walk down Cross Street and don't turn left until you reach Station Street. Also, the route goes down a slightly muddy, narrow path in the Trent Meadows park, which could be avoided as there are a number of different paths here....

MagneticSpy

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The exit from LE is not very attractive, the narrow footpath along the railway is a dumping ground, but usable none-the-less....

StephenWalker

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Sandiacre—Beeston (Broxtowe)

StephenWalker added Sanbee three, a new walk from Sandiacre to Beeston (Broxtowe)

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There are steps by the Brian Clough way crossing, and steeply onto the railway bridge west of Stapleford....

StephenWalker

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There are steps by the Brian Clough way crossing, and steeply onto the railway bridge west of Stapleford....

StephenWalker

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There is a lift to get you onto the Friendship Bridge, but it was out of order on the day I walked the route, so it cannot be relied if you find walking up stairs a problem. The road into the Park is permissive, although it has been there for a long time. The route is undulating, although not by a great amount (a short 17% stretch at one point, 3 -4% on average)....

Lynn Jackson

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As you leave Beeston, be careful to take the bridleway lane parallel to the canal, not the towpath....

StephenWalker

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There is a bridleway (surfaced road) which veers away from the river bank and joins the end of the Clifton bridge. Across the bridge, well segregated from traffic, and the route rejoins the riverside path on the south bank....

StephenWalker

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Overall the first half along the canal is level, well surfaced, can be cycled and is pleasantly green, the second half is more varied and interesting with really nice views of the countryside but involves more up and down, a few rougher paths and isn't suitable for bikes....

Jonathan Wickens

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I agree that this is a good route through the urban area with most of the route on quiet roads or paths....

StephenWalker

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—Clifton

Lynn Jackson added Beecli two, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to Clifton

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We began in Clifton Centre, by the tram stop, walking through Clifton Central Park and onto Farnborough Road....

Lynn Jackson

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This Slow Way offers a little interest starting out from Nottingham with reminders of what was, now is and still changing with the demolition of Broadmarsh shopping centre....

Ken

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham

Ken added Beenot four, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to Nottingham

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Lord Trent, Jesse Boot, endowed the university and gave the public Highfields Park with it's boating lake and now added the Lake Side Arts Centre, teas and food available. The route stays on quiet roads to use the only public footpath through The Park....

Ken

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There are two level rail crossings but major road crossings are light controlled. If I walked it again I would go via Long Eaton Market Place and High Street then stay on the roads avoiding the enclosed narrow path alongside the railway. From Long Eaton the railway footpath crossing at the end of Barton Road is unprotected and I would guess on the list to be closed on grounds of safety....

Ken

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An unavoidable exit by road and tramline to Chilwell once the home of the Barton Bus Company, now part of Trent Barton....

Ken

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I use an entirely different route that I will upload when I get the tech to do it that I find far better and more direct via Windmill Hill in Stapleford....

Husk

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The route follows Beeston High Street and University Boulevard before passing the Queen’s Medical Centre, over Abbey Bridge and onto Castle Boulevard....

Lynn Jackson

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham

Lynn Jackson added Beenot three, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to Nottingham

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As an alternative (quieter roads) at the Beeston side, you can walk down Dovecote Lane (west of the recommended route) where a (stepped) footbridge eventually takes you over the railway line, and then continue down Trent Road, to then meet the canal (either head east on Canal Side to the cobbled bridge) or west to cross the canal, then east along the raised embankment to re-join at the cobbled bridge....

SlowMike

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It takes you to the canal sooner than Beenot One and travels on well maintained paths free of mud, popular with runners, walkers and canal users alike. This is a great route in its own right....

Lynn Jackson

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The GPX route (turn left instruction) at the canal bridge at What3Words ///ending.saints.buddy takes you over the flood protection wall to a footpath parallel to the canal....

Lynn Jackson

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—West Bridgford

Lynn Jackson added Beewes two, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to West Bridgford

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This route walks along various points of the River Trent, crossing at the Clifton Bridge. The paths are either smooth gravel or tarmac with some small inclines. The the route appears accessible to most wheeled users, although there are two cycle barriers in the Wilford section (see survey)....

Lynn Jackson

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This route is unusable due to a section containing a dead-end public footpath (W3W: tall.complain.looks) - see photos. Most of the route walks along rivers and streams but this means that another route (Beewes Two) has to be used to walk around that section....

Lynn Jackson

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It is slighly longer but is much more pleasant as you walk along the canal towpath rather than in built up streets for the most part....

Mr Tim Woods

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I agree that Chilwell Road and High Road is a better choice than Queens Road as in SanBee One....

Kathryn

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This route is a shorter version of the Lonbee One route, taking in the northern boundary of the Attenborough Nature Reserve. It is a lovely route and a lot of wildlife can be seen along the way. The route can flood after prolonged, very heavy rain (as can Lonbee One), so check if this has been the case....

Lynn Jackson

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Long Eaton—Beeston (Broxtowe)

Lynn Jackson added Lonbee two, a new walk from Long Eaton to Beeston (Broxtowe)

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This route is a functional but poor route spoilt by using the A6005 to get into/out of Beeston. The A6005 is longer, busier and has no facilities on it at all. There is no reason to use Sanbee One as Sanbee Two is shorter, quieter and has better facilities....

Lynn Jackson

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Sandiacre—Beeston (Broxtowe)

Lynn Jackson added Sanbee two, a new walk from Sandiacre to Beeston (Broxtowe)

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There are substantial obstacles for wheeled users, primarily the bridge of the train line coming into Stapleford and the incline of 17.6% near the top of the Cemetery path heading out of Stapleford. (This review does NOT show all obstacles or path quality - look at the survey for this)....

Lynn Jackson

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham

MagneticSpy added Beenot two, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to Nottingham

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A nice walk along the canal (although there are some narrow sections) but there is a very narrow muddy footpath between the canal and Beeston town which takes you past a sewerage treatment plant and an industrial estate which is less pleasant...

MagneticSpy

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The suggested path between Aldi and Trinity Methodist Church/Long Eaton Judo Club leads to a locked gate. Continue along the main road and turn left up Station Street instead....

rach_l_t

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Beeston (Broxtowe)

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Options via Dovecote Lane past the Victoria Hotel are nicer but the rail bridge there is not accessible to mobility impaired users....

onzc

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Choosing Queen's Road West over Chilwell Road and High Road seems like a mistake. It is significantly further and is a busy main road. Chilwell Road/High Road is a quieter road (although the trams do pass along here)....

onzc

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

Mary Somerville

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Sandra_D19 surveyed Beeston (Broxtowe)

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The path to the industrial estate is a bit rundown though, it might be better to go as far as Weirfield Recreation Ground and follow Meadow Road to Station Road....

OwlsParliament

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Ilkeston—Beeston (Broxtowe)

Tony Gordon added Ilkbee one, a new walk from Ilkeston to Beeston (Broxtowe)

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—Clifton

Slow Ways added Beecli one, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to Clifton

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—Nottingham

Slow Ways added Beenot one, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to Nottingham

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Beeston (Broxtowe)—West Bridgford

Slow Ways added Beewes one, a new walk from Beeston (Broxtowe) to West Bridgford

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Long Eaton—Beeston (Broxtowe)

Slow Ways added Lonbee one, a new walk from Long Eaton to Beeston (Broxtowe)

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Sandiacre—Beeston (Broxtowe)

Slow Ways added Sanbee one, a new walk from Sandiacre to Beeston (Broxtowe)

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Beeston (Broxtowe)’s Slow Ways starting point

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SK5286336747

Lat / Lon

52.92556° / -1.21511°

Easting / Northing

452,863E / 336,747N

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