GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cossall Canal Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

This walk from the village of Cossall takes you to the Nottingham Canal Nature Reserve.
There's a nice footpath here along the disused canal with lots of wildlife to look out for on the way.
The trail runs for just over 1.5 miles to Awsworth and Cossall Common. Keep your eyes peeled for water loving birds such as moorhen and heron as you make your way along the path.
Back in the village you can visit the noteworthy 13th century church and see the 17th century Willoughby Almshouses.

Cossall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cossall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Cossall

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west and you could visit Ilkeston and explore Shipley Country Park with its lakeside walking and cycling trails.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.


Church Lane, Cossall - - 1838205

Church Lane, Cossall

The Nottingham Canal Nature Reserve - - 1198307

The Nottingham Canal Nature Reserve. The Nottingham Canal was a 14.75 mile (23.6km) long canal between Langley Mill in Derbyshire and Nottingham. It opened in 1796 carrying coal from the coal fields to the City of Nottingham, the River Trent and beyond. With the advent of the railways canal traffic declined and the canal was closed in 1937. The southern section is now part of the River Trent Navigation. Since 1977, the Broxtowe Borough Council has owned and maintained the upstream sections from Wollaton to Langley Mill as a nature reserve and walking trail.

The Nottingham Canal below Cossall - - 1198395

The Nottingham Canal below Cossall. A maturing area of mixed woodland on the left gives shelter from the prevailing wind along this section and although it was fairly windy the water surface was only lightly disturbed.

The Nottingham Canal at Cossall Common - - 1356412

The Nottingham Canal at Cossall Common

Approaching the Cossall Road lay-by - - 1194607

Approaching the Cossall Road lay-by

Heron on the Nottingham Canal - - 991209

Heron on the Nottingham Canal

St. Catherine's Church, Cossall - - 607922

St. Catherine's Church, Cossall. An attractive little church dating from the 12th or 13th century.

Cossall Almshouses - - 60326

Cossall Almshouses


GPS Files

GPX File

Cossall.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cossall.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)