Erewash Valley Cycle Trail


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Erewash Valley Cycle Trail

Distance: 30 miles (48 km)

The Erewash Valley Trail is a circular walking and cycling route which takes in over 30 miles of waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. There are many shortcuts and links across the trail which connect communities and provide shorter local loops and split the trail into smaller sections.

The valley is a special place which has inspired great authors such as D. H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe, and the Erewash Valley Trail project is supported by local celebrities including actors Robert Lindsay and William Roache, fashion designer Paul Smith and environmental champion David Attenborough.

Although the trail is a major feature of the valley there is much more. The valley is a haven for wildlife providing a valuable wetland corridor and at the same time a living landscape for local residents and visitors to enjoy.

Click on the PDF document on the right hand side to download your Erewash Valley Cycle Route Map and Area Maps.

Much of the route has easy, level access, however, there are short steep sections and controls such as kissing gates at some locations.

Walkers should expect to share sections of the route with cyclists and horse riders.

Points of Interest

You will pass by multiple points of interest along this route including the D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Great Northern Basin, Hemlock Stone, Bramcote Hills Park, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, Beeston Lock and Thrumpton Hall.

Trail Description

The route is available for walking and cycling and offers good access to the fantastic wildlife and heritage features which make this area so interesting.

The Erewash Valley Trail partners work together to enhance the biodiversity, amenity and healthy living opportunities in the valley and recognising the unique character of the area, this partnership created the Trail in 2010. Substantial financial support from the 6C's Green Infrastructure Fund as well as partner contributions, have enabled work to improve habitats and access in the valley and promote the opportunities it offers.

The Erewash Valley Trail takes in beautiful countryside, wildlife and waterways but it's never far from the towns and villages on the borders of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Once renowned for mining and lace mills, our area has inspired great names like author D.H Lawrence, designer Paul Smith, and actor Robert Lindsay. Cleaner waterways have seen a rebirth over recent years as otters and salmon return and regular sightings of bitterns and water voles.

With easy routes for walking or cycling, but never far from amenities, the Erewash Valley is a great place to get away from it all without going far. Links across the valley make convenient short walks so why not try a section of the trail and find out more about our local heritage and wildlife.

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