Friends of
Cotgrave Country Park


Cotgrave Country Park is easily reachable by bike, and makes a great destination for cyclists! We have several miles of well-surfaced tracks that are suitable for all weathers, and three traffic-free routes connect to the park.

A signpost in the park, showing some of the cycling routes

Cyclists looking for longer routes can easily combine a trip to Cotgrave Country Park with a visit to one of the pubs or cafes along the Grantham Canal in Kinoulton or Hickling. Alternatively, head towards Nottingham and follow the River Trent to Attenborough Nature Reserve, or visit Colwick Country Park.

Please note there are no singletrack, cyclocross or other dedicated cycling tracks, and all routes are shared with walkers and horses. Please be considerate of other visitors as you use the park.

View local cycle routes on OpenStreetMap

Traffic-free access from Nottingham

Visitors from Nottingham can reach the park by following the towpath along the Grantham Canal from Gamston. The starting point for this route is only a short distance from National Cycle Network Route 15 in the Lady Bay area, which in turn connects to many other cycle routes in Nottingham.

Traffic-free access from Radcliffe On Trent

Visitors coming from Radcliffe-on-Trent can reach the park by joining the old railway track from Holme Lane. Holme Lane is also part of National Cycle Network Route 15.

Traffic-free access from Cropwell Bishop, Kinoulton and Hickling

Visitors approaching from these and other villages to the east of Cotgrave Country Park can also reach the park by following the Grantham Canal.