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Sandiacre

Derbyshire


Slow Ways linking Sandiacre and Beeston (Broxtowe), Borrowash, Breaston, Ilkeston, Long Eaton

England / Derbyshire / Sandiacre

Sandiacre’s five Slow Ways are 100% checked

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

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Slow Way Route To do
Borrowash—Sandiacre
Borsan one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 64m Descent 53m
Borrowash—Sandiacre
Borsan two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 58m Descent 46m
Borrowash—Sandiacre
Borsan three Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 63m Descent 51m
Borrowash—Sandiacre
Borsan four Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Breaston—Sandiacre
Bresan one

Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 20m Descent 19m
Breaston—Sandiacre
Bresan two Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 22m Descent 21m
Ilkeston—Sandiacre
Ilksan one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 19m Descent 81m
Ilkeston—Sandiacre
Ilksan two Verify me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 20m Descent 83m
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
Sandiacre—Long Eaton
Sanlon one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 13m

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Collective progress

83% of Sandiacre’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

11/12

reviewed

10/12

surveyed

7/12

verified

12 people have contributed to Sandiacre’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

10 people have surveyed a route in Sandiacre

72km out of 81km have been walked and reviewed

222km of reviews have been shared in Sandiacre

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A well surfaced route made for easy and safe walking even after recent heavy rains....

Martin

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A well surfaced route made for easy and safe walking even after recent heavy rains....

Martin

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I started along the canal at Sandiacre (heading to Long Eaton), before crossing a canal bridge to follow the route of the old Derby & Sandiacre canal (mostly filled in these days but the Friends of the canal have heady dreams)....

Lynn Jackson

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Borrowash—Sandiacre

Lynn Jackson added Borsan four, a new walk from Borrowash to Sandiacre

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Borrowash—Sandiacre

Lynn Jackson added Borsan three, a new walk from Borrowash to Sandiacre

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Ilksan two

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Bresan two

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A footpath takes us right to The Spinney, which we cross and take the path left to join the Nutbrook Trail, a surfaced path and cycle track on an old railway....

Hugh Hudson

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Ilkeston—Sandiacre

Hugh Hudson added Ilksan two, a new walk from Ilkeston to Sandiacre

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There is one stile just west of the M1, which is only avoidable by walking along Longmoor Road rather than following the canal line through the fields - I think most active walkers would prefer the field path. Either way we rejoin Longmoor Road to cross under the M1 bridge, then follow the path right over a stile and through a series of gates and x`fields, some of which may contain horses, to reach Risley Lane, where we turn right and follow the road into Breaston, where the meeting point is a short distance right along Main Street....

Hugh Hudson

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Breaston—Sandiacre

Hugh Hudson added Bresan two, a new walk from Breaston to Sandiacre

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As others have noted, the steps on the east side of Longmoor Road are closed and protected by locked gates - the new route shows the shortest diversion route onto Waterside Close here....

Hugh Hudson

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Borsan two

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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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At Station Road in Sandiacre we leave the canal to the right (further right than the GPX plot, there are no steps here) then follow the road left and over the pelican crossings to reach the Sandiacre meeting point....

Hugh Hudson

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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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Too much road walking for my taste, though there are pavements, and the stiles on the path from Breaston Lane to the (long gone) Derby canal rather spoil it from an accessibility perspective....

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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StephenWalker surveyed Bresan one

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Basically a canal side walk along an improved towpath shared with cyclists. A good off and quiet road link at Ilkeston and difficult to make a shorter link at Sandiacre. Not a lot of boats to be seen because the heavy locks on the Erewash canal are hard work....

Ken

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Roadside pavements, a bit of cross field work and a very good wide cycle track along the course of the Derby canal. Perhaps I'm being mean offering just 4 stars, I'm not an urban walker....

Ken

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I'm impressed by the heritage cottage at Sandiacre Lock and excavating the lock on the Derby Canal, great work by volunteers....

Ken

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The field path leaving Breaston parallel to Longmoor Rd was soft, but by no means impassable....

StephenWalker

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A straight forward walk on good surfaces. Steps at the ends can easily be avoided....

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 had been wet weather in the week before my journey, but the good surfacing posed no problems underfoot. I found it to be a lovely walk with the short urban sections on quiet roads with pavements, or paths through the residential areas....

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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Photo 1: I walked the from Sandiacre to Borrowash route heading from east to west which is the GPX route direction. Photo 3: Cross the road to enter the cricket field and follow the footpath. Photo 4: Step stile through a hedgerow (there are a lot of hedgerow stiles on this route). Photo 6: The field ends and you walk onto the National Cycle Path no. Photo 7: The cycle path stops at the Hopwell Road....

Lynn Jackson

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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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If you want a little more field and less road, you can do the Risley section on a footpath that runs parallel to the route – join it at the top of the hill on Rushy lane (if coming from Sandiacre) or opposite the Risley Park Pub (if coming from Borrowash)....

Husk

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As the creator identifies, this is an alternative to BorSan One due to a temporary closure of that route. This one is fine, but you'd be sensible to follow the original route that is now reopened....

Husk

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There are nicer routes via the fields between Risley and Breaston than this pavement route (with a quick jump onto a scrubland path between houses). But this is a more direct and quick route. I prefer walking to Breaston via Derby Road and then Risley Lane, but that does involve going up the hill out of Sandiacre if you're on a bike/in a wheelchair....

Husk

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An alternative is to take the Nutbrook Trail (route still to be uploaded) and into Ilkeston once you hit Straws Bridge. A more direct route (avoiding the end loop) if needed is straight up Nottingham Road from Gallows Inn, but that is very dull. Overall a good route to Il'son....

Husk

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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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Good standard of paths in good condition (the gravel track on the raised section at Toton Washlands can get a bit messy for wheeled transport, but passable). The stairs up onto Derby Road can be avoided easily before or after the turning depending on your needs....

Husk

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Sandiacre

Lynn Jackson surveyed Sandiacre

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Now that the canal has been repaired and reopened, Borsan One becomes the better route between Borrowash and Sandiacre....

Lynn Jackson

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OrangutanClyde surveyed Ilksan one

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The footpath behind Longmoor Road in Long Eaton is gravelled and wide, once being the old canal....

MJCunliffe

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All level except steps in Long Eaton these can be avoided by leaving the towpath at Dale Avenue 350 metres before Derby Road or Regent Street 150 metres after Derby Road bridge. Some areas the hedge is overhanging the surfaced path which is already quite narrow for a public footpath shared with cycles. Worth a short detour at the delightful Sandiacre Lock Cottage to see work that has exposed the lock on the Derby Canal....

Ken

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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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There is a section in the middle where you have a choice of a cycle path (wider) or a footpath next to the canal (narrower, but more interesting views)....

Kathryn

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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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Borrowash—Sandiacre

Lynn Jackson added Borsan two, a new walk from Borrowash to Sandiacre

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A good route that has been temporarily blocked for Canal reconstruction (to be reopened 31/07/21). I will survey the second half once reopened but Borsan_2 can be used in the meantime. EDIT 9/12/21: THIS ROUTE HAS BEEN REOPENED....

Lynn Jackson

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A nice canal path walk that takes you directly from Sandiacre to Long Eaton. There is a section attached to the Long Eaton Angling Society that narrows, and so wheeled users and those with dogs may find it easier to use the adjacent cycle path for a short way....

Lynn Jackson

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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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Borrowash—Sandiacre

Slow Ways added Borsan one, a new walk from Borrowash to Sandiacre

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Breaston—Sandiacre

Slow Ways added Bresan one, a new walk from Breaston to Sandiacre

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Ilkeston—Sandiacre

Slow Ways added Ilksan one, a new walk from Ilkeston to Sandiacre

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Sandiacre—Beeston (Broxtowe)

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

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Sandiacre—Long Eaton

Slow Ways added Sanlon one, a new walk from Sandiacre to Long Eaton

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Sandiacre, Thu 30 May

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Sandiacre’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK4790236445

Lat / Lon

52.92331° / -1.28894°

Easting / Northing

447,902E / 336,445N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Sandiacre's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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