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West Bridgford

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Slow Ways linking West Bridgford and Beeston (Broxtowe), Carlton, Clifton, Cotgrave, Keyworth, Nottingham, Radcliffe-on-Trent

England / Nottinghamshire / West Bridgford

West Bridgford’s seven Slow Ways are 100% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 7/7
and surveyed: 7/7

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Slow Way Route To do
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
Clifton—West Bridgford
Cliwes one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 49m Descent 67m
Clifton—West Bridgford
Cliwes two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Clifton—West Bridgford
Cliwes three Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 29m Descent 47m
Nottingham—West Bridgford
Notwes one Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 25m Descent 39m
Nottingham—West Bridgford
Notwes two Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 9m Descent 22m
West Bridgford—Carlton
Wescar one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 50m Descent 51m
West Bridgford—Cotgrave
Wescot one

Double check Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 32m Descent 18m
West Bridgford—Cotgrave
Wescot two

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 39m Descent 27m
West Bridgford—Cotgrave
Wescot three Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
West Bridgford—Cotgrave
Wescot four Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 62m Descent 50m
West Bridgford—Keyworth
Weskey one

Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 50m Descent 96m
West Bridgford—Keyworth
Weskey two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 64m Descent 110m
West Bridgford—Radcliffe-on-Trent
Wesrad one

Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 30m Descent 24m
West Bridgford—Radcliffe-on-Trent
Wesrad two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 32m Descent 27m
West Bridgford—Radcliffe-on-Trent
Wesrad three Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 33m Descent 28m

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Collective progress

79% of West Bridgford’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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17/17

reviewed

12/17

surveyed

8/17

verified

14 people have contributed to West Bridgford’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

14 people have surveyed a route in West Bridgford

127km out of 127km have been walked and reviewed

326km of reviews have been shared in West Bridgford

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Less picturesque that it's NotWes1 couterpart, but seemingly a more direct route back into the City. I would suggest that the route is a well walked one by sports fans who have attended games at Forest or the Cricket. The route is a well established pathway, but runs in part next to buys roads....

David Johnson

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As avid sports fans it was also good to catch a glimpse of the football grounds (Meadow Lane - Notts County and The Forest Ground - Nottingham Forest) as well as the cricket ground (Trent Bridge)...

David Johnson

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At the road junction we take the bridlepath left to the Grantham Canal, which we follow out to Tollerton Road, where we turn right so that we can cross the A52 safely at the pelican crossings on the old Bassingfield Lane. The canal path continues beyond the crossing, and just beyond where the path rejoins the main road we use another pelican crossing, then use Mable Grove to reach Bridgford Park, which we cross to the West Bridgford meeting point opposite the Co-Op....

Hugh Hudson

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West Bridgford—Radcliffe-on-Trent

Hugh Hudson added Wesrad three, a new walk from West Bridgford to Radcliffe-on-Trent

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Points of interest include Trent Bridge cricket ground, a preserved section of old bridge in the middle of the road junction south of the bridge, Trent Bridge and the river Trent, Nottingham (Midland) station and several other historic buildings....

Hugh Hudson

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Nottingham—West Bridgford

Hugh Hudson added Notwes two, a new walk from Nottingham to West Bridgford

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Easy flat route mainly following the Grantham Canal in a westerly direction. Relatively mud free even after heavy rain. Main issue is crossing the Lings Bar road (A52) near Morrison's supermarket....

Nigel Turner

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Cliwes three

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We cross a footbridge and follow the path around the north side of a small pool, then cross Compton Acres and continue alongside a stream to a T junction, where we head right over the bridge and left on the surfaced path that meanders through a green space and past another pool. Just before Rushcliffe Arena we turn left and follow the wide surfaced path out to Wilford Lane (ignoring the sign for the slightly shorter cycle route into West Bridgford). We follow the river round to the Wilford Suspension Bridge, then turn right down Welbeck Road and left on Loughborough Road, which we cross using a staggered pair of pelican crossings to reach Millicent Road, which leads us across Musters Road (cross with care if busy) and on to Bridgford Road, where the West Bridgford meeting point is a short distance right at the bus stop opposite the Co-op....

Hugh Hudson

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Clifton—West Bridgford

Hugh Hudson added Cliwes three, a new walk from Clifton to West Bridgford

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Wescot four

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It starts well in WB via the shops, it could also include the good parade of shops on Melton Road then use the pelican (which might be a puffin or toucan!) crossing and approach the Green Line via Devonshire Road. From here the path passes unmarked through a car park and continues along a recorded footpath on the infilled cutting before meeting what must have been the access road to Edwalton station. It's then a crossing of the Melton Road and along the village street to the parish church. At the road I turned towards Gamston which was demoralising before joining another dog walking path that fails to follow the definitive line so it felt like a tour around field edges. Crossing the Melton Road was not too bad because lights in either direction create blocks in the traffic....

Ken

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At the next junction we turn right and follow the path fairly steeply down to the canal, where we go left along the towpath. The next few miles are simply following the canal across Main Road and past Bassingfield until we reach Tollerton Lane, where we follow the cycle signs right, right again at Bassingfield Lane and left along the old road to the A52, which we cross using two pelican crossings. We follow the canal to the A6011 Radcliffe Road, where a bridge follows the canal under the westbound carriageway (there are a few steps on both sides - to avoid these take the path signposted West Bridgford centre onto Eltham Road, turn right onto Brockley Road and right again at Davies Road, then follow Radcliffe Road, cross it where it divides, then continue along the eastbound carriageway to find the canal again), but a barrier blocks the direct crossing of the newer eastbound carriageway. We use the pelican crossing to cross Radcliffe Road again and go half left onto Mabel Grove, then cross Ella Road and take the gated entrance into Bridgford Park. We take the right hand path through the park, then cross left towards the library, then right to reach the public footpath (another gate here which may be locked at night) which we follow left to reach Bridgford Road, where the West Bridgford meeting point is at the bus stop a short distance left....

Hugh Hudson

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West Bridgford—Cotgrave

Hugh Hudson added Wescot four, a new walk from West Bridgford to Cotgrave

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Almost a good route, but as Ken's review says the A52 crossing is not safe and involves stepping over crash barriers, and the road walk at the Cotgrave end is unpleasant and can easily be avoided by walking through the country park. I have test walked a better version and will add it as WESCOT 4....

Hugh Hudson

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Wescot three

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There is a fairly new pelican crossing here across Loughborough Road (the A60) to Chaworth Road, which can be followed towards Rectory Road (using two more pelican crossings across Musters Road and Melton Road)....

Hugh Hudson

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I have now walked all of this route apart from the short section between Melton Road and Rectory Road, which as Lynn rightly says is impossible - the GreenLine track does not go any further north than just before Melton Road, and it goes east at this end to join Melton Road opposite Glebe Road. Since she has now provided a better alternative (Weskey 2) that uses all of the best parts of this one, and this sloppy plotting is very misleading, I can't see any reason to prefer this version of it. The choice of paths through Plumtree is more of a matter of personal choice - I am happy with that part either way (I would prefer to use the footpath from Station Road south of Plumtree to Crossdale Drive in Keyworth, but I don't think that is a good enough reason to create a Weskey 3)....

Hugh Hudson

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The first potential issue is the crossing point on Melton Road - this is normally fine, but when very busy it may be worth detouring either south to the traffic lights or north to a zebra crossing. Beyond Plumtree church, on the path that cuts back to the Keyworth road the most trodden line does not follow the right of way, and one of the stiles on the right of way is currently broken (there is an open gate less than 50 yards south of it). Given that the route already involves field paths and stiles, I would prefer to use the footpath that leaves the road opposite Chestnut Farm and emerges by the primary school - this is a little steep in places but has fine views, and is popular enough to be easy to follow....

Hugh Hudson

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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....

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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One other minor concern is that it would be nice to improve the GPX file to clarify the route across the junction where Daleside Road meets Meadow Lane - there are plenty of pelican crossings but the straight line route is not possible....

Hugh Hudson

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The Weekday Cross/Nottingham Contemporary steps can be avoided by using the pavement on Middle Hill, but for fitter walkers the steps are a more interesting route....

Hugh Hudson

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After crossing the A52, the route follows the canal at first and then field-paths to reach the outskirts of Cotgrave....

StephenWalker

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The start is on quiet residential roads and then the pavement alongside the busier Plumtree road. The stile into the fields alongside 'The Poplars' is hidden in the hedge, but a well walked path crosses the fields to Melton Road, by the church....

StephenWalker

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I accept that it can't be recommended to wheelchair users, because the path up through Clifton Wood is unsurfaced and a little steep, but there are no steps and no stiles, the major road crossings are all safe thanks to pelican and zebra crossings (in particular the A453 roundabout in Clifton has pelican crossings on every road), and anyone who can cope with the minor difficulties will find this enjoyable. The GPX file is a little too approximate in places - nobody walks straight across roundabouts....

Hugh Hudson

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I walked "WESCOT one" on Saturday before I knew that this route existed, so today I went back to do the section that is added in this version, and I can verify that it is easy to follow and a lot safer, making it a big improvement on the original. Picture survey to follow....

Hugh Hudson

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As the previous reviewers have said, the one big problem with this route is the dangerous A52 crossing on the canal route - this is a busy dual carriageway and to cross it you have to walk over the barriers on the central reservation. There is a pelican crossing across the A52 further north leading to Bassingfield Lane, and it would not be difficult to change this route to use it at the cost of an extra two to three hundred yards (indeed this has been done in route WESCOT three, which is safer). If this is fixed this could be a four to five star route....

Hugh Hudson

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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....

StephenWalker

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Lynn Jackson surveyed Weskey one

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West Bridgford—Keyworth

Lynn Jackson added Weskey two, a new walk from West Bridgford to Keyworth

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The road took us into Plumtree and onto our first footpath (photo 2) – with a gate that had a large sign saying ‘WARNING – FREE ROAMING DOG’ (I didn’t think it wise to take a photo at this point). We came out of Edwalton and crossed the A606 again to get onto the footpath leading to the West Bridgford Green Line – this was an unexpected treat as it took us almost to the centre of West Bridgford (photo 12). So instead we walked to the corner of Melton and Musters Road (photo 15) to get to the West Bridgford meeting point, not quite the ending we expected, but you can continue onto Glebe Road where we crossed, and get to the meeting point via quieter streets – it’s only ½ Km to the end....

Lynn Jackson

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StephenWalker surveyed Wescar one

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StephenWalker surveyed Wescar one

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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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The Sneinton Greenway Section was pleasant, but the next bit alongside Daleside road was noisy with traffic, although there was a good pavement....

StephenWalker

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StephenWalker surveyed Cliwes two

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I had a couple of blank moments with the navigation, where the correct way is not obvious, however I walked it without detours....

StephenWalker

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The flights of steps at the canal basin may, in time, be refurbished during the current building works....

StephenWalker

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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....

Rob23Notts

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West Bridgford—Cotgrave

Ken added Wescot three, a new walk from West Bridgford to Cotgrave

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A mix of paths, cross field can be muddy, compacted stone on the towpath and tarmac at Gamston. I offer a comparison between the traditional cottage in Cotgrave and the mock modern cottage in Gamston, they don't do knapped flint in Nottinghamshire....

Ken

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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...

Ken

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Road serving Water Sports Centre has good side path but beyond there shared with light traffic....

Ken

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Nice start/finish at the War Memorial Bench at Cotgrave. Enjoyable walking beside the canal. Concerns about crossing the Lings Bar by pass at...

John Johnson

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Most is good but.............not a safe crossing of the busy main road at Gamston....

Ken

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Most is good but.............not a safe crossing of the busy main road at Gamston....

Ken

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Much of the route is open and the whole is unthreatening, it stays off busy road for much of the route and birdsong rather than traffic is often to be heard. Leaving the roads behind this route would not have been possible until the tram route was extended to Clifton because as part of that project a cycle route was created alongside....

Ken

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Clifton—West Bridgford

Ken added Cliwes two, a new walk from Clifton to West Bridgford

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It takes the north bank of the Trent over the suspension bridge which is far superior to the dismal walled in path on the south bank but this does make it longer. Approaching Clifton Grove is a climb on a grass path, muddy in winter....

Ken

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Lots of roads but they were quiet roads...

Eginestier

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The canal is used by walkers and cyclists, particularly on match days (for football and cricket)....

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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A pleasant walk along the canal, although I did get minorly harassed by some goose parents...

MagneticSpy

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I'd suggest Path Surface Grade 1, and Access Grade Z [due to the steps where the path crosses the canal near Great Northern Close // the Virgin gym]...

aedjp

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A very pleasant route, the nearer Radcliffe, the quieter the road gets....

MagneticSpy

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Comes out in another housing estate which then leads to a busy main road which you are on for about a mile. It may be possible to cross over and walk through the housing estate and country park on the opposite of the main road but I didn't check it out as showers were imminent....

Lorraine Varney

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We also cycled and has a last descent by road into Cotgrave which if walking has a pavement all the way...

Helen Hollis

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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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Clifton—West Bridgford

Slow Ways added Cliwes one, a new walk from Clifton to West Bridgford

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Nottingham—West Bridgford

Slow Ways added Notwes one, a new walk from Nottingham to West Bridgford

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West Bridgford—Carlton

Slow Ways added Wescar one, a new walk from West Bridgford to Carlton

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West Bridgford—Cotgrave

Slow Ways added Wescot one, a new walk from West Bridgford to Cotgrave

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West Bridgford—Cotgrave

Slow Ways added Wescot two, a new walk from West Bridgford to Cotgrave

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West Bridgford—Keyworth

Slow Ways added Weskey one, a new walk from West Bridgford to Keyworth

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West Bridgford—Radcliffe-on-Trent

Slow Ways added Wesrad one, a new walk from West Bridgford to Radcliffe-on-Trent

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West Bridgford—Radcliffe-on-Trent

Slow Ways added Wesrad two, a new walk from West Bridgford to Radcliffe-on-Trent

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West Bridgford’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

52.93360° / -1.12860°

Easting / Northing

458,668E / 337,708N

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