GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Moorgreen Reservoir

2 miles (4 km)

This short walk visits Colliers Wood Nature Reserve before following footpaths to the nearby Moorgreen Reservoir.
The walk starts in the Colliers Wood car park just to the south of the reservoir. Here you can follow footpaths around the reserve's pond and woodland. It's a small reserve but very pretty, with lots of interesting flora and fauna. The large pond is a lovely place to have a picnic and look out for wildlife.
After exploring the surfaced paths of the reserve you then pick up the Broxtowe Country Way and follow it north along the B600 to the reservoir. Here you can follow more woodland trails through High Park Wood along the eastern side of the water before returning on the same path.
To extend your walk head east into the extensive woodland next to the reservoir. There's miles of tracks taking you into Morning Springs Wood near Beauvale village.
The long distance Robin Hood Way runs just to the south east of the reserve. If you pick this up and head east you can visit the pretty Mill Lakes in Bestwood Country Park.

Postcode

NG16 2FF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Moorgreen Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Moorgreen Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Horse & Groom is located in Moogreen, just to the south east of the woods. It's only about a 5 minute walk from the site so a good option for some post walk refreshments. They do good food and have a lovely large garden area if the weather is good. You can find the pub at Moorgreen with a postcode of NG16 2FE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The Horse and Groom mentioned above is also dog friendly and can provide water bowls for your thirsty friend.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Path in Colliers Wood Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1549211

Path in Colliers Wood. Part of a whole network of well-maintained all-weather all-ability paths.

Moorgreen Reservoir overflow - geograph.org.uk - 1579733

Moorgreen Reservoir.

Pond at Colliers Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1549182

Pond at Colliers Wood. Looking east across the park, which was once Moorgreen Colliery. The pond has been designed to attract wildlife and has a dipping platform for taking samples. The area has been mined for coal for at least 700 years. Within a couple of miles of here over 200 shafts have been sunk. Colliers Wood and the surrounding area was once Moorgreen Colliery, opened by Barber, Walker & Co in 1865. Coal production from the three shafts began in 1871. At its peak the colliery produced over a million tons of coal in 1963. From that point, production gradually decreased and the pit eventually closed in 1985 when the seams were exhausted. Following landscaping, the land was converted into an industrial estate and the country park.

Public Bridleway through High Park Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1579683

Public Bridleway through High Park Wood. Heading south through an understorey of rhododendrons.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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