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Broxtowe Country Trail

22nd February 2021 Broxtowe Borough Council Tags: 2 Comments

Information on access and wildlife of the Broxtowe Country Trail to help you enjoy 27 miles following the boundary between Nottingham City and the Borough of Broxtowe.

Trail Information

View Broxtowe Country Trail Map and Guide (.pdf) (5.92MB) (Opens in a New Window)

Trail Description

The trail was conceived and developed through a partnership led by Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottingham City Council, and Nottinghamshire County Council. Other partners included Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Sustrans , Ridewise, Ashfield District Council, Derbyshire County Council, Amber Valley Borough Council and Pedals.

The trail uses existing routes to produce a long distance trail which roughly follows the boundary between Broxtowe Borough and Nottingham City. 

The trail:

  • Provides a 27 mile walking and cycling route taking in some of the most attractive countryside in Nottinghamshire.
  • Connects communities and encourages those living on the urban fringe to explore the local countryside using short local routes. 
  • Provides a shared identity and encourages local pride. It helps to define the difference between Broxtowe Borough Council and the area of Broxtowe which is within the city. The two are often confused.
  • The trail highlights local honey pot features such as Attenborough Nature Centre, DH Lawrence Museum and Wollaton Hall as well as connections to more distant features such as Papplewick , Ashfields Hidden Valleys, and Shipley Park.
  • Helps to promote the wildlife sites and the general wildlife features in the area. Mapping shows Local Nature Reserves as well as the larger features such as the Moorgreen Reservoir  and Attenborough Nature Reserve.
  • Connects with the Erewash Valley Trail creating the opportunity to cycle the whole boundary of the Borough of Broxtowe a distance of about 40 miles.

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  1. D Barson 8 months Reply

    These trails look good on the screen but don’t be fooled. Broxtowe’s lack of maintenance has made them impassible in places during this foul weather. The Erewash Trail (also managed by Broxtowe) along the old Nottingham canal is a case in point. The section between Awsworth and Langley Mill is a disgrace and certainly not fit for cycling. We want action from the council not the usual lip service towards recreation.

    • staplefordcommunitygroup 8 months Reply

      Please email and let Independent Councillor Richard MacRae know and he can take this forward for you.

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