GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lowdham Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This picturesque Nottinghamshire village is located in a pleasant rural spot in between Nottingham and Southwell.
The historic village includes a railway stationon theNottingham to Lincoln Line, a Grade I listed church that dates back to the 13th century times and a few nice pubs to relax in after your exercise.
This circular walk takes you west of the village to explore the attractive countryside in the valley of the Cocker Beck.
The walk starts in the village and heads west, passing the old hall and the church. You continue west along a footpath before turning south to pick up a trail along the Cocker Beck. This will take you towards the neighbouring village of Lambley where you could pay a visit to the lovely Lambley Dumbles.
This route heads north along Green Lane before turning east along a bridleway which runs past the Lowdham Grange prison. Shortly after you return to Lowdham.

Postcode

NG14 7DU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lowdham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lowdham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Lowdham

  • Lambley Dumbles - This walk explores the delightful Lambley Dumbles in Nottinghamshire
  • Nottingham Circular Walk - This long circular walk makes use of various waymarked footpaths to take you on a tour of the city's rivers, canals, nature reserves and parks.
    The walk starts at the train station and heads a short distance south to the River Trent
  • Nottingham Canal - Enjoy a walk or cycle along this pretty canal in Nottingham
  • Southwell Trail - This traffic free cycling and walking trail links Southwell to Bilsthorpe in the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire
  • Trent Valley Way - Follow the River Trent from Long Eaton in Derbyshire to West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire on this lovely waterside walk
  • Gunthorpe - This village near Nottingham is a popular place for riverside strolls
  • Shelford - This attractive Nottinghamshire village has some nice river and country trails to try
  • West Bridgford - This Nottinghamshire based market town is located just south of the city of Nottingham
  • Radcliffe on Trent - This village near Nottingham has some fine riverside trails and two fine local country parks to visit.
  • Fiskerton - This rural Nottinghamshire village has some pleasant riverside and and countryside trails to try
  • Burton Joyce - This Nottinghamshire village has some nice riverside trails and peaceful footpaths across the Burton Meadows.

Pubs/Cafes

The Railway is a good choice for some post walk rest and refreshment. The award winning gastro pub dates back to 1876 and includes a charming interior withlow ceilings, wooden floors, interesting features and roaring log fires in the winter. Outside there's a sun trap garden terrace if the sun is shining. You can find them on Station Road with a postcode of NG14 7DU for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Railway pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head east to Hoveringham you could pick up the Trent Valley Way and enjoy more waterside trails along the River Trent. If you followed it south it would take you to the worthy village of Gunthorpe.

Photos

The Magna Charta, Lowdham, Notts - geograph.org.uk - 386345

The Magna Charta pub, Lowdham, Notts.

Farmland near Lowdham - geograph.org.uk - 1013462

Farmland near Lowdham. The fields are being sown with winter cereal. The distant house is The Hut, a late 20th Century mansion in classical style.

Cocker Beck near Lowdham - geograph.org.uk - 1098422

Cocker Beck near Lowdham

Valley of the Cocker Beck - geograph.org.uk - 1461674

Valley of the Cocker Beck

Farm, Lowdham - geograph.org.uk - 1013480

Farm, Lowdham

Lambley Reed Pond - geograph.org.uk - 1013704

Lambley Reed Pond. The Conservation Area report of Gedling Borough Council comments: "The reserve is an area of pasture with a large stream-fed pond in the middle. The pond was originally a medieval stew or fish pond that was later filled in, before being re-opened in 1974. The pond and pasture combine to make an attractive natural space adjacent to the village." The pasture is used for cattle grazing and the reserve is managed by the Notts Wildlife Trust. Note the work being carried out to improve the drinking area for the cattle using the adjacent pasture.

Field entrance - geograph.org.uk - 1013551

Field entrance. The traditional gateway has been abandoned to allow free passage of modern arable machinery, although the stile and bridleway gate remain, unused.

Track leading to Lowdham - geograph.org.uk - 1098419

Track leading to Lowdham

GPS Files

GPX File

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