Saturday 20th February 2021 9:30am

Starting from - Straws Bridge Car Park is situated on the A609, West Hallam, Ilkeston. (Google Ref: XM8C+WX Ilkeston). The free car park has a limited number of parking spaces and there are no toilet facilities. DE7 5FG

  • 15 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres)
  • 3 hr

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Derbyshire
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Leaving Straws Bridge we shall follow the Nutbrook Trail to its junction with The Erewash Canal (Stanton Lock). We shall ride along the tow path briefly before leaving it and travelling along the Erewash Valley Trail path to Nottingham Canal. We shall ride along the disused canal to its end and navigate the roads leading to the Wollaton Park Estate. The park is popular with families and can get busy on the paths. After our cafe stop we shall return to the start point on the same route.

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A 'there and back' route leaving from Straws Bridge Car Park A609 West Hallam along the Nutbrook Trail to the Erewash Canal (bottom cut), going up to the Nottingham Canal (upper cut) and into Wollaton.

We shall be mostly cycling along tarmac/compacted cycle paths and a brief stretch on the roads surrounding the Wollaton Park Estate.

At Wollaton Park will shall take a café stop at The Courtyard Café next to Wollaton Hall. There are toilets available.

Helmets are a must, a spare inner tube, suitable clothing for changeable weather conditions during the ride, a mobile phone and a facemask for the cafe stop. Please ensure your bicycle is mechanically sound.

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