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Slow Ways linking Radcliffe-on-Trent and Bingham, Carlton, Cotgrave, West Bridgford
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Review me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 129m||Descent 135m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 7km/5mi||Ascent 54m||Descent 46m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 7km/4mi||Ascent 40m||Descent 46m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 91m||Descent 98m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 30m||Descent 24m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 32m||Descent 27m|
75% of Radcliffe-on-Trent’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
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4 people have surveyed a route in Radcliffe-on-Trent
53km out of 61km have been walked and reviewed
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Hugh Hudson surveyed Wesrad oneWalk this route
Hugh Hudson surveyed Cotrad twoWalk this route
Hugh Hudson added Radbin two, a new walk from Radcliffe-on-Trent to BinghamWalk this route
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....
Carlton and Radcliffe are not easy to connect, as there are no public bridges over the Trent between Lady Bay and Gunthorpe, so this route does quite an efficient job, though using the scenic path through Colwick Woods rules it out as a route for those with mobility issues. I walked it from Carlton to Radcliffe, and although almost all of the route was familiar territory, I quite enjoyed it, and this is the only Slow Ways route that uses the river path from Lady Bay to Holme Pierrepont (if only there was a right of way directly from the far end of Holme Pierrepont park to Radcliffe a much nicer route would be possible - there is a path round the far end of the rowing lake but you have to double back to Skylarks and use Holme Lane to get from there to Radcliffe, and this is too indirect to use here). The footpath over Lady Bay bridge is on the right (west) side of the bridge, and on the West Bridgford side the way down to the river path is beyond it, down a flight of steps to the right (west) of the road....
I do have a minor quibble with the GPX file, which jumps between the country park track and the old railway too far north - at this point there is no obvious junction so I stayed on the railway track up to the signposted one....
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....
No major concerns - as others have said the path used from Holme Lane into Radcliffe is not wheelchair friendly and can easily be avoided, but given that the rest of the route is on roads and pavements, I welcomed the break from walking on tarmac and concrete....
After a brief walk down the roadside pavement, the route follows first the Grantham Canal and then the converted track of the colliery railway. It enters Radcliffe on a quiet Lane. Very enjoyable....
StephenWalker surveyed Wesrad twoWalk this route
StephenWalker surveyed Radbin oneWalk this route
I walked this route from Bingham. It is along the roadside all the way. It is safe but very noisy....
The first section is alongside quiet roads and then the surfaced Holme Lane before reaching the unsurfaced byway past The Firs. Adbolton Lane has no pavement but it is quiet and there is a wide flat grass verge to walk along....
You reach the small village of Holme Pierrepont and go past the entrance to Holme Pierrpont Hall on the left. The first road you go past in Radcliffe is a cul-de-sac on the right called The Green....
I took shorter route using a footpath through Bluebell Spinny to Mill Lane....
Basicly the same as Wesrad-2 so why spoil a straightforward accessible route with stiles on a very short section of unnecessary footpath. Stick with Wesrad-2...
Road serving Water Sports Centre has good side path but beyond there shared with light traffic....
Cotgrave Country Park an attraction....
Lots of roads but they were quiet roads...
A very pleasant route, the nearer Radcliffe, the quieter the road gets....
Great route from Cotgrave to Radcliffe on Trent along a disused railway line - perfect for walkers, runners and cyclists....
Smiglet87 added Cotrad two, a new walk from Cotgrave to Radcliffe-on-TrentWalk this route
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....
Nettyck surveyed Radcliffe-on-TrentView facilities
Slow Ways added Carrad one, a new walk from Carlton to Radcliffe-on-TrentWalk this route
Slow Ways added Cotrad one, a new walk from Cotgrave to Radcliffe-on-TrentWalk this route
Slow Ways added Radbin one, a new walk from Radcliffe-on-Trent to BinghamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wesrad one, a new walk from West Bridgford to Radcliffe-on-TrentWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wesrad two, a new walk from West Bridgford to Radcliffe-on-TrentWalk this route
Radcliffe-on-Trent’s Slow Ways starting point
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52.94869° / -1.03715°
Easting / Northing
464,792E / 339,465N
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