GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rushcliffe Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Explore over 200 acres of cycling and walking trails in this popular country park in Ruddington near Nottingham. In the park you will find wildflower meadows, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas. There is also a 2 hectare lake where you can see mute swans, great crested grebes and various duck species. Also look out for skylarks, finches, cuckoos, kestrels, sparrow hawks, reed buntings, reed warblers and sedge warblers.

Postcode

NG11 6JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

There's a decent on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

The park is a great for dog walking and includes a Dog Agility Area. It's afenced area with various obstacles and activities to entertain your dog.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south of the park you could pay a visit to the interesting villages of East and West Leake. Here you could pick up the circular East Leake Walk and explore the countryside and woodland surrounding the villages. East Leake also has a noteworthy 11th century church and the lovely Manor Farm set in 25 acres of woodland and parkland. It's one of the highlights of the area with a variety of animal breeds including donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, lizards, snakes, parrots and axolotls.
Head north into the city and you can enjoy some lovely waterside trails on the Nottingham Canal Walk, the Nottingham Circular Walk and the Beeston Canal Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Rail Heritage Centre, Rushcliffe Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 55392

Rail Heritage Centre within the park. This picture is taken from a footbridge over the line, the heritage centre has trains from several eras in varying states of repair.

Reed Beds in Rushcliffe Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 55390

Reed Beds in the park. These reed beds lie at the South Western end of the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park, and provide shelter and nest sites for water fowl. The lake is artificial, the park has been built on a former Royal Ordnance factory site.

The lake at Rushcliffe Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1745610

Lake view. The most numerous inhabitants are the Black-headed gulls, but probably the most interesting birds in this view were a pair of courting Shoveler, which can just be distinguished in the higher resolution version.

Seedheads in the wildflower meadow - geograph.org.uk - 55395

Seedheads in the wildflower meadow. This is an early autumn view of the wildflower meadow at the South West corner of the Country Park, in the far left of the picture is Moorend Farm.

Fowemer Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1745597

Fowemer Hill. There was always a slight hill here, which in the period before the war provided a gentle slope for downhill take-offs by a local aviation enthusiast. It was significantly raised in height as part of the development of the Country Park.

Golden trees in a brown autumn meadow - geograph.org.uk - 55402

Golden trees in a brown autumn meadow. These immature laburnum trees are growing in the wildflower meadow in the country park. This picture is taken from approximately SK 567 320 looking North, the low hill in the background is the highest point in the park's rolling open countryside. The footpaths around the park are popular at lunch time with the workers from the nearby business park.

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