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Rushcliffe Country Park 1/2

Set in beautiful countryside about half a mile south of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe Country Park is an ideal place to get away from it all. There is a network of over 8 kilometres of footpaths, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas, all surrounding this big lake created when the park was completed between 1989 and 1993.

Rushcliffe Country Park 1/2

Set in beautiful countryside about half a mile south of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe Country Park is an ideal place to get away from it all. There is a network of over 8 kilometres of footpaths, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas, all surrounding this big lake created when the park was completed between 1989 and 1993.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 31 Mar 2018, 04:51
I believe I would like to stroll 8km of path in these surroundings, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is a very nice park Ray, just of picture to the right is a heritage steam railway centre, but more of that another time.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 31 Mar 2018, 06:42
Very nice too Brian. Presumably this was once an industrial site?
Brian Walbey: I don't know how the lakes came to eb there but of picture to the right was a large MOD depot which is now the GCR (North) heritage railway centre, but more of that another time.
Not heard of this one at all Brian
Brian Walbey: It used to be a very large MOD depot but is now this park at Ruddington, just south of Nottingham. Just off picture to the right is a heritage steam railway centre, GCR (North), but more of that another time.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 31 Mar 2018, 10:13
A fine piece of nature.
Brian Walbey: It is a nice place to visit.
My kind of place for sure. The purple plant on the right is purple loosestrife. It is a very much unwanted invasive species here.
Brian Walbey: There are some nice areas to walk in and for children a very good playground plus a visitor centre where the park rangers talk to visiting school parties. It is right next door to a heritage steam railway centre which is why we were there, but it being only 30 minutes from us we will go back just to walk further in the park.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 31 Mar 2018, 13:13
Is it a good wildlife lake, Brian?
Brian Walbey: I would think so at the right time of year Lisl.
Looks like a good spot for a bit of bird-watching!
Brian Walbey: At the right time of year I imagine it will have a lot of wildfowl.
nicely framed with the long grass and lupines Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
It does look a nice spot, bet it is full of interesting dragonflies and the like in summer
Brian Walbey: It was late in the year whenw e went there and tomoorows post will show just about all that was there at the time.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Mar 2018, 18:05
Looks to be the sort of place that would attract the wildlife as it's had not too much fiddling around with by man. presumably it was a gravel pit at one time?
Brian Walbey: I think it must have been a gravel pit although at one tine it was all boggy ground that was drained to build an MOD depot, now long gone.

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