The brightly painted headstocks near the entrance show that this recently created nature park was once a coal mining site. There’s no trace now of the industrial past, and the area has fast become a local dog walkers’ favourite.
Disabled access has been well thought out, with wide stiles and hard surface paths. Food is available at the pub nearby.
Plentiful dog poo bins, picnic tables.
Access gate for wheelchair users can be opened with radar key.
Refreshments available at the nearby Horse & Groom, Moorgreen (01773 713417, NG16 2FE). Guide dogs are allowed inside, and other dogs are welcome in the beer garden. Dog water provided.
Length of walk: 30-40 minutes
The brightly painted headstocks near the entrance show that this recently created nature park was once a coal mining site. There’s no trace now of the industrial past, and the area has fast become a local dog walkers’ favourite. An information board near the car park gives the background story, and also provides a guide to the birds and small mammals which can now be found in the grounds.
This is an easy circular route, with metal paths ensuring access for all.
We made an anti-clockwise orbit, passing the waterfowl lake (not for dog swimming) and then meandering around the outside edge of the park. Jem found some excitable spaniels to play with, and a session of competitive mud-rolling by the dogs probably spoiled the spaniels’ chances of a rosette in the dog show that was going on when we visited!
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Edited: 13th April 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.