GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Collingham and Cromwell Lock Walk

4 miles (7 km)

The Nottinghamshire village of Collingham is located in a nice rural location close to the River Trent.
This circular walk from the village heads west to the River Trent to visit Cromwell Lock and Weir. The walk starts on the western side of the village where you can pick up the Trent Valley Way and follow the waymarked trail south and the west along Westfield Lane. This will take you to the River near to Cromwell Lock. Cromwell Weirby the side of the lock is one of the largestweirson the Trent and marks thetidal limitof the river. Near the lock you'll also find a memorial garden with a block of Scottish granite bearing the names often members of the 131 Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers. They were killed after a power failure caused the navigation lights on the weir to go out and their boat went over the crest.
The route then heads north along the river before following Carlton Ferry Lane back to the village.

Collingham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Collingham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in Collingham The Royal Oak is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The friendly Community Pub has a good menu and drinks selection. There's also a large garden which has been extended and landscaped with trees, plants, patio areas and lawn. It's a lovely spot to relax in on warmer days. You can find them on Station Road with a postcode of NG23 7RAfor your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and river trails are a nice one to do with your dog. The Royal Oak mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a few miles south east of the village and you can enjoy some peaceful woodland trails around Stapleford Woods. The village is also not far from Newark on Trent where you can try the Newark River Walk. Here you can visit the Town Lock, Newark Castle, Trent Bridge and the Millgate Museum. You can reach the town by following the riverside path south for a few miles.
Just to the west is the International Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre at Walesby Forest and the worthy village of Laxton. It's a historic place and significant as being England’s Last Open Field Village. You can visit the 12th century church, the Norman Motte and find out all about the area's history in the local visitor centre.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Collingham Village from top of South Church Tower - - 306218

Collingham Village from top of South Church Tower. This view shows Burnt House in the foreground and looks toward the main part of Collingham village which in this area is comprised of pretty cottages and larger houses.

Cromwell Lock and Weir - - 152301

Cromwell Lock and Weir. The weir marks the point at which the River Trent becomes tidal, and the huge Cromwell Lock enables river craft to continue upstream (from this viewpoint) towards Newark. The two narrowboats at the right of the picture are waiting for the lock to empty after the previous group of six cabin cruisers had passed through.

Cromwell Lock on the R Trent near Collingham (geograph 4754322)

Cromwell Lock on the R Trent near Collingham

Trent Valley Way north of Cromwell Lock - - 152305

Trent Valley Way north of Cromwell Lock. A slightly lopsided gatepost marks the point just beyond which the Trent Valley Way leaves the river to head east for Collingham.

Collingham Cross - - 57400

Base and broken shaft of the 14th-century stone cross in High Street, Collingham.

St Oswalds Church, Collingham (geograph 5851119)

St Oswalds Church, Collingham

The Green - - 590519

Houses on 'The Green', Collingham. The Dutch gables on the left become increasingly common as one travels east into Lincolnshire

River Trent below Carlton - - 1432613

River Trent below Carlton. An attractive pair of riverside homes. The left hand, and older, one is named Wharf Cottage, which indicates that this would have been the site of the river wharf for Collingham village. There are no traces of any wharf or jetty today.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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