Reconnect with nature

Ideas for how you can rediscover Broxtowe’s natural environment this winter.

Attenborough nature reserve visitor centre on a snowy dayBroxtowe has an abundance of beautiful open spaces, parks and play areas for you to enjoy.

With nearly 50 parks and recreation grounds and 15 designated Local Nature Reserves to choose from, getting back to nature is easy. Visit to reconnect with nature.

Clocking up those steps, isn’t just good for our physical health. Being in nature can also have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing too – it can give us a moment of calm, a chance to reflect or a place to get away from our day to day worries for a while.

There are lots of short and long walks and trails throughout Broxtowe which can take you the length and breadth of the Borough. Some take you along canal paths, to locks, through woodlands, nature sites, sites of special interest, along the River Trent and offer places for a quiet stop and nature-spotting.

Our two major trails cover approximately the whole of the Borough’s boundary, about 40 miles. The Erewash Valley Trail and the Broxtowe Country Trail allow you to see beautiful countryside, wildlife and the waterways. Both are well signposted and have plenty of short cuts and circular routes which you can follow.

If two wheels are more your thing, then why not try a new cycling route?

Find out more on our Walking and Cycling page.