GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cotgrave Country Park

2 miles (3.5 km)

This lovely country park near Nottingham is the perfect place for a peaceful cycle or walk. The park includes woodland, wetland, lakes and informal grassland while the Grantham canal also runs through the park. You could continue your exercise along the Grantham Canal and visit the nearby village of Hickling where there's a nice canalside pub. If you head a couple of miles north where you'll find the Holme Pierrepont Country Park and Colwick Country Park.
Cotgrave is located just a few miles south east of Nottingham city centre, near the market town of West Bridgford.

Cotgrave Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cotgrave Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for a dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north there's the Radcliffe on Trent Cliff Walk which takes you along an elevated tree lined path above the river. The area also includes the Rockley Memorial Park where you'll find lovely gardens in a peaceful setting.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Photos

Cotgrave colliery site - geograph.org.uk - 195894

Cotgrave colliery site in 2006. This colliery closed in 1993 and there is little left on the surface to show what was once here apart from an old railway track (middle distance) and air vent covers (left). A large proportion of the site was developed into the country park along the Grantham Canal which follows the line of the trees. Some of the site has been redeveloped as a light industry estate on Holygate Lane.

Lock 6 on the Grantham Canal - geograph.org.uk - 195901

Lock 6 on the Grantham Canal. Fully restored under the Cotgrave regeneration programme. The canal passes through Cotgrave Country Park on this stage in its journey between Grantham and the River Trent.

Cotgrave Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 195866

This boulder looks like something dropped from outer space but actually is to stop off roaders accessing this Country Park track.

CCP spring lake

Park lake.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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