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.
GPS coords for car park: 53.0276, -1.2843 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!
Louise_HerschelSky 435 Points
Known to me as Colliers Wood. Lovely park with a short or long route. If you google Colliers Wood, there's a pdf that you can download. The long route is around a 50 min walk. It's very enclosed thankfully so if your dog slips off, there's a slim likelihood they'll get out of somewhere. There is also a public pathway through a field which was nice. A water area for the birds, dogs on leads around this area. Plenty of bins and seats throughout. There is a car park near the entrances off Engine Lane. If full, engine lane is a massive road so you can park there. If your dog is noise sensitive, please be mindful that it is beside an industrial estate so could be overwhelming.
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