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.
PostcodeNG16 2FF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Moorgreen Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Moorgreen Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Moorgreen Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Moorgreen Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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.
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.