Walking and Cycling

Exploring the Borough of Broxtowe by bike or on foot.

Benefits and Tips

Walking and cycling are great ways to enjoy Broxtowe and other areas of the UK too. Not only can it keep you fit and healthy but it can help improve mental health and general wellbeing as well.

It is also good for the planet and can save you money on transport costs. Enjoy a walk or cycle on your own, or with family and friends.

Here are some great tips on going for a walk or planning a bike ride:

  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly
  • Check sunset times and take a torch if you plan to return after dark
  • Research good routes, stay hydrated and plan pit stops along the way
  • Talk to friends and family to get inspiration on good journeys
  • Take lots of photos, at safe points along the way
  • Do some nature spotting and learn more about what you saw once home
  • Leave only footprints/wheel prints and take only memories so we can keep our trails beautiful and safe for wildlife

Walking and Cycling

Discover Trails in Broxtowe

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.

Erewash Valley Trail LogoBroxtowe Country Trail Logo

Find out more about the Erewash Valley Trail

Find out more about the Broxtowe Country Trail

The shorter trails include The Monks Way and routes through our Local Nature Reserves. There are also some larger walks which feature Broxtowe in their routes including The Robin Hood Way and Trent Valley Way.

List of Trails in Broxtowe
Trail Distance Trail Type
Attenborough Nature Reserve Skylark Nature Trail

2.6 Miles

Circular Walk

Attenborough Nature Reserve Tufted Duck Nature Trail

1.9 Miles

Circular Walk

Attenborough Nature Reserve Kingfisher Nature Trail

3.7 Miles

Circular Walk

The Big Track

10 Miles

Circular Cycle/Walk

Bramcote Hills Parkland Route

0.75 Miles

Circular Walk

Bramcote Hills Woodland Walk

1 Mile

Circular Walk

Bramcote Hills Trim Trail

0.66 Miles

Circular Walk

Broxtowe Country Trail

27 Miles

Linear Cycle/Walk

Colliers Wood Barber Trail

1 Mile

Circular Walk

Colliers Wood Walker Trail

0.6 Miles

Circular Walk

Erewash Valley Trail

30 Miles

Circular Cycle/Walk

The Monks Way

7 Miles

Circular Walk

The Nottingham Canal Trail

8.7 Miles

Linear Walk

The Robin Hood Way

105 Miles

Linear Walk

Trent Valley Way

170 Miles

Linear Walk

Broxtowe Cycle Routes

The 'Nottingham Cycle Map' (Opens in a New Window) is an interactive map showing the Gedling, Nottingham City and Broxtowe area cycling maps, which gives great inspiration. There is also  the Transport Nottingham Cycle Map (Opens in a New Window) which is good for route research. 

Another great resource is Komoot, which suggests 11 cycle routes in Broxtowe (Opens in a New Window) to choose from which range from 12.3 miles to 40 miles in length.

Bike Parking

It’s nice to just go for a bike ride but it can also be great transportation too. It’s a healthy way to travel for you and for the planet.  Always make sure you check the Highway Code Rules for Cyclists (59 – 82), wear a helmet and other protective clothing and plan your route carefully. 

When it comes to leaving your bike for a while, whilst you explore your destination on foot, you want to know your bike is safe. We have three bike parks across Broxtowe. They can be found at Bramcote Hills Park, Broadgate Park by the play area and Colliers Wood near the car park. There are also bike racks in each of our town centres.

Information about bike parks across Nottingham City can be found on this website (Opens in a New Window).

To make sure you are doing all you can to keep your bike safe, learn more by visiting the Nottinghamshire Police protecting you bike top tips(Opens in a New Window)Bike Locked with D Lock

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