Short Notice walk, so decided to do one a little local, well basically on the doorstep to a few!!
A border walk as we will be passing over and walking between the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire throughout the walk.
We shall start by Strelley Hall and head south along the road past the 12th century Strelley church and then onto the trail towards Trowell Moor and then going under the M1 motorway we shall head to the village of Cossall from here onto the Nottingham disused canal path, keeping along the canal path and through the nature reserve as we walk to and alongside Awsworth before crossing the road and walking towards Kimberley and Swingate, passing Babbington we will join the Robin Hood Way footpath over the motorway and back to Strelley hall.
The Route Details:
Distance: 7.92 miles (12.76 km's)
Start Time: 10.30am
Finish Time: 4 pm
155.51 feet (47.40m) at the lowest point
434.71 feet [masked]m) at the highest point
As you can see this isnt a tough walk but scenic with one main downhill over the first 5 km's and then gradually walking back from 5 to 11km point but height gained over the hill is only 70m, with a nice downward part to finish with.
• Strelley Hall
• Nottingham Canal
• Nature Reserve
• Broad Oak pub
And now for the Usual:
As always make sure you are prepared for this walk.
You will need:
• Walking boots are always the ideal footwear of choice
• Suitable clothes, Layers are good, (Jeans aren’t recommended as if they get wet they become heavy, lightweight breathable trousers are better).
• Waterproofs are essential even in our great British summertime,
• Snacks, Sweets etc.
• Adequate water or soft drinks
As with it being now 'British Summer Time....' don't forget your sunglasses
Sense of humour is essential!!
PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH - we will stop along the route for Lunch, the half way point is between the village of Cossall and Awsworth, although the route we are taking will avoid main housting streets so may or may not come across a shop/pub along the route but please be self-sufficient for food/drink for the day in case we dont find an establishment along route.
At the end of the walk there is the Broad Oak pub within 1km from the car park at Strelley this could be an option for a refreshing drink at the end to the walk.
Please arrive at the car park/layby in plenty of time so we can promptly start at 10.30am