Broxtowe Country Trail
Other partners include Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Sustrans , Ridewise, Ashfield District Council, Derbyshire County Council, Amber Valley Borough Council and Pedals.
The project will use existing routes to produce a long distance trail which roughly follows the boundary between Broxtowe Borough and Nottingham City. The creation of the trail will have several important outcomes :-
- It will provide a 27 mile walking and cycling route taking in some of the most attractive countryside In Nottinghamshire.
- It will connect communities and encourage those living on the urban fringe to explore the local countryside using short local routes which will be promoted through the project. It is hoped this will raise awareness of the benefits associated with exercise and healthy living.
- With strong branding it will help to provide a shared identity and encourage local pride. It will help to define the difference between Broxtowe Borough Council and the area of Broxtowe which is within the city. The two are often confused.
- The trail will highlight local honey pot features such as Attenborough Nature Centre, DH Lawrence Museum and Wollaton Hall as well as connections to more distant features such as Papplewick , Ashfields Hidden Valleys and Shipley Park.
- The project will also help to promote the wildlife sites and the general wildlife features in the area. Mapping will show Local Nature Reserves as well as the larger features such as the Moorgreen Reservoir and Attenborough Nature Reserve.
- It will connect with the Erewash Valley Trail creating the opportunity to cycle the whole boundary of the Borough of Broxtowe a distance of about 40 miles.
Currently signage is going up and a formal launch is expected in early 2016. In the meantime please use the leaflet on this page to explore the route but please be careful as some sections are on busy roads.