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Bingham

Nottinghamshire


Slow Ways linking Bingham and Bottesford, Carlton, Cotgrave, Long Bennington, Melton Mowbray, Newark-on-Trent, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Southwell (Notts)

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Bingham’s eight Slow Ways are 78% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 5/8
and surveyed: 4/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Bingham—Bottesford
Binbot one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 51m Descent 38m
Bingham—Bottesford
Binbot two

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 45m Descent 32m
Bingham—Bottesford
Binbot three Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Bingham—Long Bennington
Binlon one Pioneer me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 66m Descent 62m
Bingham—Long Bennington
Binlon two Verify me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 72m Descent 68m
Bingham—Melton Mowbray
Binmel one Review me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 196m Descent 248m
Bingham—Newark-on-Trent
Binnew one

Double check Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 82m Descent 76m
Bingham—Newark-on-Trent
Binnew two Enjoy me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 102m Descent 108m
Carlton—Bingham
Carbin one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 59m Descent 58m
Carlton—Bingham
Carbin two

Double check Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Carlton—Bingham
Carbin three Enjoy me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 118m Descent 118m
Carlton—Bingham
Carbin four Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Cotgrave—Bingham
Cotbin one Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 48m Descent 61m
Cotgrave—Bingham
Cotbin two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 49m Descent 62m
Cotgrave—Bingham
Cotbin three Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Radcliffe-on-Trent—Bingham
Radbin one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 40m Descent 46m
Radcliffe-on-Trent—Bingham
Radbin two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 91m Descent 98m
Southwell (Notts)—Bingham
Soubin one Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 133m Descent 120m
Southwell (Notts)—Bingham
Soubin two Verify me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 127m Descent 145m

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Collective progress

67% of Bingham’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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18/19

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9/19

surveyed

5/19

verified

7 people have contributed to Bingham’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

9 people have surveyed a route in Bingham

282km out of 298km have been walked and reviewed

500km of reviews have been shared in Bingham

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I walked this route from Bottesford to Bingham using public transport at both ends.Leaving Bottesford the route to Orston is along the road and the first section is unpleasant due to a constant stream of large lorries going in out of a skip/recycling facility and general traffic non of which show much consideration to the pedestrian(there is some verge but care is needed).Aslockton and beyond has some poor way marking(abbey lane new lane)Approaching Bingham the path becomes very indirect.Generally underfoot surfaces were reasonable with only a couple of muddy field edge sections,there were no access or obstruction issues....

J w ollid

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Crossing under the railway east of Aslockton is not feasible. There is no right of way, no path on the ground and the approaches are barbed wired....

StephenWalker

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The out and back is a short walk from the station and offers an excellent view of the Vale of Belvoir. On the route properly, it is a short walk to Bingham. Most of the route is a pleasant country walk, but it is not very direct - you need to be patient !...

StephenWalker

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Roads can't be avoided but a road used as a cycle route does not equate to pleasant walking. The first section of road was very busy with heavy lorries, there is a verge but it became tiresome to keep stepping aside. A pavement walk through the village leads to an excellent section of path through new housing but stops at the abandoned fields, perhaps awaiting the next stage of development. The road offers a safe crossing of the busy rail line then back into fields and again headland paths which take an indirect route to the edge of Bingham....

Ken

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The general indirect route is inevitable to locate a river crossing. There is a bit of roadside walking at the old and new Fosse Way but this offers a safe crossing of the A46 and we are soon on a bridleway alongside but hidden from the Gunthorpe road. The general indirect route is inevitable to locate a river crossing and Gunthorpe is a good and interesting one with the remains of the old bridge and information about the current bridge which is fast approaching it's centenary. The path remains good alongside the outfall of the massive Stoke Bardolph sewage treatment works which I guess does a good job because the fast flowing water looked clear and had no unpleasant smell....

Ken

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Carlton—Bingham

Ken added Carbin four, a new walk from Carlton to Bingham

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I walked from Bingham and after the wide open sports field the enclosed narrow path had fortunately for me been recently mown. The general indirect route is inevitable to locate a river crossing and Gunthorpe is a good and interesting one with the remains of the old bridge and information about the current bridge fast approaching it's centenary. The path surface is good and shared with bikes and horses. We cut out a bend in the river along Trent Lane then back alongside, it's an exceptional walk over the meadow where cattle may be encountered. The path remains good alongside the outfall of the massive Stoke Bardolph sewage treatment works which I guess does a good job because the fast flowing water looked clear and had no unpleasant smell....

Ken

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Binbot one

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We turn left into the village centre, then follow the road around to the right into High Street. The continuation onto Bowbridge Lane starts with a right turn onto Pinfold Lane (not a straight line as the GPX shows). Eventually we reach Whatton, where we go left along the far side of the playing field then right along Old Grantham Road, which is free of cars once the houses are passed. Here our route continues into Aslockton, but does not pass the pub, and since Old Grantham Road is shorter and has a good pavement I cheated a little by following it, so I didn't test the field path across the railway. We turn right onto New Lane, then take the field path left, which is rather indirect thanks to the shape of the field boundaries and the school built across the direct line....

Hugh Hudson

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As stated the route misses the village and it's impressive green by which stands an inn but at only two miles it's not in the middle third. Approaching the road the path has been diverted from the plotted route. From Screveton the route heads east on a detour so you may be tempted to take the direct road to Flintham which would then pass the pub, which may not be open midday. At Syerston the route again does its best to miss the village but perhaps there is little to miss. The route fails to pass The Chequers Inn, "a closed, traditional country pub and restaurant located in the small village of Elston", so says the selling agent in 2021. The there and back of the plot was off putting when signs and steps offered what appeared to be a direct and better route. This short bit of road was the busiest on route without a pavement, a narrow verge could offer some escape. Our direct route passes a marina busting at the seams with flashy boats, I wondered what the total value of all that fibre glass might be....

Ken

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Leaving the meeting point at Long Bennington, we go a short distance south along Great North Road then turn right into Vicarage Lane. Ignoring Moor Lane, we follow the road (which is fast but wide and has good verges) south, then take the right turn onto a narrower road below Folly Hill. We follow this for some distance, crossing a bigger road on a crossroads and going straight on to the T junction outside Scarrington, where we turn left into the village, then right at the church. The path from here into Bingham is usually easy to follow, as long as you don't miss the left turn where the path straight on heads for Car Colston....

Hugh Hudson

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Then on across the fields to Kilvington where we rejoin the lane. Just before Orston (pub) a muddy byway cuts westwards to the Flawborough lane....

StephenWalker

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StephenWalker surveyed Binnew two

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I agree that the minor road between the A46 bridge and Thorpe is the most effective route. After a couple of muddy field paths leaving Screveton the rest of the route is across grassy pastures or on a grassy field-balk path....

StephenWalker

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The road has a pavement but the village bus service is poor two services a day but not Tuesday or Thursday. A quiet lane then bridleway leads to the river where initially the path can be muddy but this soon gives way to delightful grass fields which allows path users some freedom so the well used path is not clearly defined. A short section of road up to the bridge has no pavement and could be busy when the tourists arrive. The bridge crossing on foot allows study of the plaques which record the construction and opening. Missing East Bridgford keeps us close to the noisy road but makes a more direct route even with the loop back to the bridge over the new Foss Way. No worries for me to detour over the station bridge and a walk along Station Road to the Marketplace....

Ken

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Other paths are mown and well walked or farm tracks with a surface of sorts. The route is let down by cross field paths between Cropwell Butler and the canal these were muddy although still well walked so marking this, assuming a summer walk, it's worth 5 stars. Later the field edge path is mown grass which was a little muddy in places but generally good. I can see no benefit staying on the footpath used by Cotbin-2 it passes through muddy horse paddocks with lots of electric fencing....

Ken

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We follow the access road down to the right a short distance then take the path that crosses a field to reach Trent Lane. The left turn across the field is well marked, and goes up the hill then right to rejoin the path that comes up from Gorsy Lane. We head left along the field edge to find the little bridge over Halloughton Dumble (the way down to the bridge is a little awkward when wet and muddy), then follow the field path up the hill. Watch out for the right turn into an open grassy field, where the obvious new footpath left is as marked on the GPX file - the old right of way line is no longer possible. We continue past the school field (more slippery mud), then turn right to find the bridge over the Potwell Dyke that leads to the cemetery extension. We follow the road left along the edge of the park, then bear right across the car park and along the edge of a playing field (this was once the Church Street site of the Minster School), then left up the alleyway into the Minster churchyard....

Hugh Hudson

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Southwell (Notts)—Bingham

Hugh Hudson added Soubin two, a new walk from Southwell (Notts) to Bingham

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Once across the road, the path has been diverted right along the edge of the first field where it then follows the edge of the old railway crossing. Here we turn left and then right down Works Lane, then follow the field path (which may be a little wet) right along the edge of the trees to reach Harby Road, which we cross and go slightly right then left down Cropwell Road. Once in the fields, which have been left fallow and are starting to grow trees, the path now takes a straighter line than the right of way, but is fairly easy to follow. At the end of the lane we turn right then cross the stream sharp left and cross more fields and a lane to reach Long Clawson. When we reach the road we follow it round to the right and take the path (which may be muddy) right towards the mast and Melton Road, where we turn left, going straight on down a narrower lane at the main road. Here all difficulties end, as the path is obvious, and we take the first opportunity to turn left to reach Scalford Road, which we follow right downhill into the centre of Melton....

Hugh Hudson

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Go round the pond on a good path and cross Car Dyke on a footbridge (SK70704.40772) to pick up the right-of-way which takes you to the roundabout on the old A46 near Burrowfields farm, via High Westing farm....

StephenWalker

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Radcliffe-on-Trent—Bingham

Hugh Hudson added Radbin two, a new walk from Radcliffe-on-Trent to Bingham

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Note that the bridlepath south of Newton has only just reopened after a short closure due to the ongoing housing development there, and it is possible there may be further closures or diversions as this work continues, if so there is an alternative route round the NE of Newton, or you could use the field path to Saxondale. From the railway bridge, go NE up Shelford Road and take the first left turn into Oak Tree Avenue, then turn left again into Fernwood Drive, taking the right fork where it splits. There are also two options for joining the field path to Shelford - there is a well trodden path round the top edge of the field but the right of way line crosses lower down and is still clearly marked and trodden. We soon leave the road to turn right onto the old RAF Newton airfield, and follow the bridlepath round past the old airfield buildings and then left along the edge of the housing development....

Hugh Hudson

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Bingham—Newark-on-Trent

Hugh Hudson added Binnew two, a new walk from Bingham to Newark-on-Trent

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The most important change is that the route from Thorpe to Farndon now uses a road bridge to cross the A46 - I have also modified the route out of Bingham to reduce the number of steps. The route out of Bingham crosses the railway and crosses a small park, then a field path goes over a small hill to a junction of drainage ditches - the path crosses these on bridges and takes a fairly direct line bypassing the villages of Car Colston and Screveton to the Hawksworth road....

Hugh Hudson

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This is almost a very good route (not a wheel friendly one as it has steps and a few stiles and is largely on unsurfaced field paths). Sadly the A46 crossing it uses is no longer possible - the road, a busy dual carriageway) is protected by barbed wire fences and hedges and the field path on the Thorpe side is little used, overgrown and very difficult to follow - I have created an alternative (Binnew 2) that uses most of the route I actually used instead - I decided that the best continuation from Thorpe north is to stay on the road up to the A46 bridge. I would also be tempted to modify the route out of Bingham slightly - it uses the bridge at the station which has steps on both sides, and it is not immediately obvious where the footpath beyond starts - there is a flat level crossing a little further east that might be better for anyone not arriving from the Nottingham direction by train. Most of the field paths are fairly well maintained and pleasant to walk, so most of the route can be used as the basis of a better one....

Hugh Hudson

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The shortcut path up to the A46 bridge is narrow and a little overgrown, and involves going up a number of steps - it might be better to use the longer more easily graded surfaced path for accessibility reasons. The road this path emerges onto has no pavement, but is reasonably quiet. Another unsurfaced field path takes us to the A6097 - cross with care and patience as this road can be busy, then follow the lane a short distance and take the bridlepath left. Use the main gate into the churchyard, and follow the paths down to the bottom end of the graveyard, where a path takes you out to the field path alongside the road down Cuttle Hill. The shortcut path through the next field goes through an overgrown fallow field, so finding the right line requires a degree of confidence. Where the bridleway turns right, take the field path that follows the river bank across the meadow. Watch out for the right turn, which is a narrow overgrown path that is passable with care - this leads under a bridge and up a few steps and emerges onto a surfaced road. The surfaced road goes through another locked gate, but a little path continues down to the left, and soon splits....

Hugh Hudson

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The GPX follows the right of way line on the field path to Cropwell Butler, but in the first field this would involve crop trampling, and it appears that the path has diverted round the edge for some time. Passing through Cropwell Butler, the way continues over a cricket field where the path briefly disappears....

Hugh Hudson

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Bingham—Bottesford

Hugh Hudson added Binbot three, a new walk from Bingham to Bottesford

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On the map, this route appealed to me more than BinBot one, as it avoids the A52 and I liked the idea of following the river east of Aslockton....

Hugh Hudson

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This was the route I was eventually forced to follow when attempting to review BinBot two, apart from the shortened line through Bottesford which I used to walk back from the station to the bus stop in the centre of the village after finishing (which I had to do because I walked the route on a rail strike day). Apart from the unavoidable road walk into Bottesford, it is mostly on good but unsurfaced field paths. The only minor accessibility issues are a couple of stiles and a slightly overgrown section on which the nettles are difficult to avoid, both on the way out of Bingham and unavoidable without a major rethink....

Hugh Hudson

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This is a quick route that is on pavements and surfaced paths throughout, with no stiles, steps or other obstacles. However it is very uninspiring - far too much of it is on the pavement of a busy main road, so it is never quiet. There are other possibilities (for example going via Shelford) but all of them are significantly longer and would probably have more accessibility issues....

Hugh Hudson

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Having eventually reached the path in the Netherfield Lagoons nature reserve navigation becomes a lot easier. The path is up the side of the road on a wide verge before taking to the flood-bank. On the other side we take to a quiet road and after the cut-off across the fields parallel the road into East Bridgford on a well walked path. The busy A6097 road is crossed, and the path resumes on the other side....

StephenWalker

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After walking on pavements through the village, the route follows the line of the Grantham Canal to the edge of Cropwell Butler....

StephenWalker

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I walked this route from Bingham. It is along the roadside all the way. It is safe but very noisy....

StephenWalker

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flynntastic surveyed Carbin three

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It also passes through a locked gate going from the Victoria Retail park into Netherfield Lagoons. Carbin Three addresses both of these issues....

flynntastic

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There is a section of this route that goes through a locked gate through the Victoria Retail park. Also the route within Bingham goes straight along the main road. Carbin three addresses both of these issues....

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flynntastic took this photo on Carbin two

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Carlton—Bingham

flynntastic added Carbin three, a new walk from Carlton to Bingham

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From Cotgrave, the walk is along the Grantham Canal towpath to Fosse Bridge, then crosses fields to the pretty village of Cropwell Butler with its pub, The Plough, The route then follows further field paths to the market town of Bingham. Care is needed when crossing the A52, a busy road, but there is a pedestrian island to make it easier. Some of the paths are not signposted, but are well trod, so can be followed with the aid of a map....

Anne J

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Not possible to cross the A46 where proposed....

Smiglet87

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Carlton—Bingham

Smiglet87 added Carbin two, a new walk from Carlton to Bingham

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Difficult to navigate around the school and playing fields, best avoided. Also care must be taken crossing the A52, as its extremely busy and traffic is at 60mph on this stretch. Grantham Canal can be muddy....

Smiglet87

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Cotgrave—Bingham

Smiglet87 added Cotbin three, a new walk from Cotgrave to Bingham

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Runs alongside very busy main road, but footpath is wide, continuous and in good condition - I cycle this route regularly. One star deducted for the noise factor, but there aren't any other viable routes....

Smiglet87

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Bingham—Bottesford

Slow Ways added Binbot one, a new walk from Bingham to Bottesford

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Bingham—Bottesford

Slow Ways added Binbot two, a new walk from Bingham to Bottesford

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Bingham—Long Bennington

Slow Ways added Binlon one, a new walk from Bingham to Long Bennington

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Bingham—Long Bennington

Slow Ways added Binlon two, a new walk from Bingham to Long Bennington

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Bingham—Melton Mowbray

Slow Ways added Binmel one, a new walk from Bingham to Melton Mowbray

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Bingham—Newark-on-Trent

Slow Ways added Binnew one, a new walk from Bingham to Newark-on-Trent

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Carlton—Bingham

Slow Ways added Carbin one, a new walk from Carlton to Bingham

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Cotgrave—Bingham

Slow Ways added Cotbin one, a new walk from Cotgrave to Bingham

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Cotgrave—Bingham

Slow Ways added Cotbin two, a new walk from Cotgrave to Bingham

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Radcliffe-on-Trent—Bingham

Slow Ways added Radbin one, a new walk from Radcliffe-on-Trent to Bingham

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Southwell (Notts)—Bingham

Slow Ways added Soubin one, a new walk from Southwell (Notts) to Bingham

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Bingham, Sun 21 July

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Bingham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK7050939953

Lat / Lon

52.95235° / -0.95197°

Easting / Northing

470,509E / 339,953N

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