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Walk - On your doorstep

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.

The Route:

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.

70% footpaths

20% Tracks

10% Roads


• Strelley Hall

• Cossall

• Nottingham Canal

• Nature Reserve

• Awsworth

• Swingate

• 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


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  • Maxine M.

    Lovely walk with great company : )

    August 31, 2013

  • John B.

    my family are from Kimberley and my gran was in service at Strelly hall as a girl. Only got my van but got 2 spare seats if anyone wants a lift from town. ring me on[masked]

    August 30, 2013

  • Mel

    Would have come along but doing some volunteer wrk

    August 29, 2013

  • ciara

    Hey! I would possibly have made this, but as I dont have a car, I rely on public transport, and having looked into it just now, the nearest bus stops a 30 walk from the meet up location. Not to worry. I will hopefully be able to do one of the next walks planned!Thanks.

    August 27, 2013

    • Andy S.

      If catch 35 bus from the city by John Lewis and get off at strelley road B5004, and walk 1 mile to strelley hall, or see if anyone is going via the city by car, to car share

      August 27, 2013

  • Dave P

    Sounds great, but I work Saturdays. :-(

    August 27, 2013

  • Fay K.

    would have but im working

    August 27, 2013

  • Nicky

    Would have been interested but already have plans I'm afraid!

    August 27, 2013

    • Andy S.

      there be another walk soon - usually about every 2 to 3 weeks I plan one

      August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have attended, but i'm in derby for the day. Do you think you may go again?

    August 27, 2013

    • Andy S.

      always planning new walks, so there will be another walk in the near future either in mainly Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire

      1 · August 27, 2013

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