GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Radcliffe on Trent Cliff Walk

3 miles (5.3 km)

This village near Nottingham has some fine riverside trails and two fine local country parks to visit.
This walk from the village takes you along the popular Cliff Walk which runs along the River Trent to the Rockley Memorial Park. You can start off near the train station where you can pick up the Trent Valley Way and follow the riverside path north along the Cliffs. It's a nice wide path which is accessible for buggies, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
Along the way you will pass the Rockley Memorial Park which is dedicated to local men who died in the Great War. It's an attractive park to explore with rhododendrons, azaleas, landscaped lawns and wonderful towering trees.
The path also passes the impressive Stoke Weir and Lock at the village of Stoke Bardolph. There's a nature trail on the opposite side of the river here.
The walk can be extended by continuing along the Trent Valley Way to Shelford and Fiskerton where there are several million pound properties and a fine riverside pub.

Radcliffe on Trent OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Radcliffe on Trent Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Radcliffe on Trent

  • Nottingham Canal - Enjoy a walk or cycle along this pretty canal in Nottingham
  • 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
  • Trent Valley Way - Follow the River Trent from Long Eaton in Derbyshire to West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire on this lovely waterside walk
  • Shelford - This attractive Nottinghamshire village has some nice river and country trails to try
  • Holme Pierrepont Country Park - Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle in this splendid 270 acre country park in Nottingham
  • Colwick Country Park - Enjoy several miles of lovely, waterside walking and cycling in this country park in Nottingham
  • Gunthorpe - This village near Nottingham is a popular place for riverside strolls
  • Lambley Dumbles - This walk explores the delightful Lambley Dumbles in Nottinghamshire
  • Gedling Country Park - Enjoy a series of well laid out cycling and walking trails in this 240 acre country park in Nottingham
  • West Bridgford - This Nottinghamshire based market town is located just south of the city of Nottingham
  • Broxtowe Country Park - This country park in Nottingham has some nice cycling and walking trails to try
  • Cotgrave Country Park - This lovely country park near Nottingham is the perfect place for a peaceful cycle or walk
  • Fiskerton - This rural Nottinghamshire village has some pleasant riverside and and countryside trails to try

Dog Walking

The wide tree lined paths are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west along the river and you could explore Holme Pierrepont Country Park and Colwick Country Park near West Bridgford. Here you'll find a nature reserve, a number of lakes and the National Watersports Centre.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Photos

Riverside retreat - geograph.org.uk - 447134

Riverside retreat. Chalet park on the East bank of the River Trent. Stoke Lock can be seen in the distance above the rooves of the chalets.

The Cliffs, Radcliffe on Trent - geograph.org.uk - 935526

The Cliffs, Radcliffe on Trent The Trent Valley Way, heading north-east from Radcliffe, follows a narrow strip of park sited on the top of impressive cliffs overlooking the Trent.

The Avenue - geograph.org.uk - 1555502

The Avenue. There are a number of memorial benches along here.

Trent Valley Way along 'The Cliffs', Radcliffe on Trent - geograph.org.uk - 935533

View of the tree lined path

Wollemi nobilis pine in Rockley Memorial Park - geograph.org.uk - 1191900

Wollemi nobilis pine in Rockley Memorial Park. "This tree existed 200 million years ago and was thought to be extinct with only fossil records remaining, until its discovery in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Only 100 were found, and cuttings were taken and propagated." (Plaque by Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council, Jan 2008)

Down to the river - geograph.org.uk - 1555494

Down to the river. There are just a couple of places where the cliffs ease off enough to allow a pathway down to the river. This is Slack Hollow at the end of Valley Road.

Stoke Weir - geograph.org.uk - 1936860

Stoke Weir

View from Gibbet Hill - geograph.org.uk - 935563

View from Gibbet Hill

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