logo                         British Walking Federation

          EASTWOOD AND EREWASH TRAIL
     ORGANISED BY THE BWF NATIONAL COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Roger Baker, 12 Burwood Grove, Hayling Island, Hampshire  PO11 9DS
Tel: 02392 462005     E-mail:
trails@bwf-ivv.org.uk

DISTANCE:10km

GRADE: 2+

ENTRY FEE: £1.50 per walker (Cheques payable to BWF)

AWARD: No Award

START VENUE: Greasley Sports and Community Centre  OS Explorer Map 260 GR 477467 Sat Nav Code NG16 3QN                                         

CAR PARKING: There is free car parking at the start. The car park is locked overnight from 2200-0800 weekdays, and 1700-0730 weekends. Ample on road parking also available near the start.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Rainbow One bus from Nottingham City Centre to Ripley stops at Eastwood Hilltop (250m from start of walk).

REFRESHMENTS: Numerous points around the trail. Toilets also available at the start.

 

ROUTE DESCRIPTION (Updated 11th July 2020)

 

Leave the car park entrance and turn right along the pavement following the railings on your right.  Past the play area, turn right along public footpath.  Continue to the end, through gate and turn right.  Follow the road as it bears left to the end.  Turn right into Pinfold Road.  At the junction, cross WITH CARE using pedestrian island and continue ahead into Portland road.  At the end, continue ahead taking left hand path, through gate into wooded area, and ahead on path into park.  At forked junction of path (railings), go right through kissing gate and follow path round to the right.  Leave the park and cross road, continuing straight ahead, signposted Public Bridle Road.

Q1. What is written on the alarm box on No.24 Halls Lane?   

Continue straight ahead on Bridle Road, then over the bridge over dual carriageway. Carry straight on until you reach a T junction with kissing gate in front. Turn right onto Erewash Valley Trail (information boards to your left). Continue on this path for approx. 1Km to gate and road. Cross road and through railings opposite. Continue on path to reach road. Turn right over brick-walled bridge to follow road as it bears right. As road widens, turn left to cross bridge over dual carriageway, following left hand pavement. Continue uphill to 1st zebra crossing. Cross to right hand pavement. 

Q2. On the building opposite the crossing, what date is on the red brick plaque for Eastwood Urban District Council? 

Continue uphill to reach road junction (Sun Inn PH opposite) turn right 10m to crossing. Cross road WITH CARE and turn right to next road junction. Turn left into Victoria Street. After appx 60m on left is the D H Lawrence birthplace museum. (Open Tuesday-Saturday 1000-1600) (In March 1912 D H Lawrence met his future wife Frieda von Richthofen whilst living locally. Frieda was a cousin to German Great War fighter pilot ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as the Red Baron).         

Q3. On the left above No 8a there is a plaque, On what date did D H Lawrence die?

Turn right past the White Peacock Coffee Shop, and continue ahead until you reach a railing in front of you.Turn left and then after 50m turn right, crossing the small road, through the black bollards. Contine straight ahead between the hedges and across the road to reach Atherfield Gardens (sign opposite). Turn left and follow the blue painted line across the road and down the alleyway to its end. Cross road and continue along Greenhills Avenue to end. Turn right and follow road for (appx 500m) At yellow vehicle height restriction barrier, turn right into Colliers Wood through kissing gate. After appx 100m turn left at footpath junction. Just as the footpath bears right there is an information board on your left.....

Q4. How far is the Barber Trail?

Follow footpath ignoring all turnings past the blue winding wheels. As the path turns, go right and exit through kissing gate to road. Cross road WITH CARE and go right along pavement. At the Horse & Groom PH, carefully cross road towards notice boards on right.

 Q5. On the large black sign, when was the first Moorgreen show?

Head along the road to the right (Moorgreen). Continue along the road to return to Greasley Sports and Community Centre and end of walk.

When you have completed this trail please use the Permanent Trail Entry Form

The organisers are not liable for accidents, thefts and/or damage to property. Every effort will be made by the organisers to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.  

This trail is registered until 31st December 2020