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Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Country Park offers 650 acres of open green space and varying wildlife habitats to explore, from Mill Lakes to meadows, from ancient woodland to a reclaimed pit tip.

Free disabled parking, some paths wheelchair accessible, some steep gradients. Rangers can advise on suitable routes.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Bestwood Country Park
Contact Position
Park rangers and office
Telephone
0115 927 3674
E-mail
enquiries@gedling.gov.uk
Website
Bestwood Country Park

Where to go

Name
Bestwood Country Park
Address
Park Road
Bestwood Village
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Postcode
NG6 8TQ
Notes

If you are travelling by car you may find the AA Route Planner helpful in planning your route: www.theaa.com/route-planner

You can get to Bestwood Country Park by tram, bus, car or bike.

There are railway stations on the Robin Hood Line at Bulwell (2 miles / 3.5 km) and Hucknall (2.5 miles / 4 km). Both stations are close to the National Cycle Network Route 6 which runs directly into Bestwood Country Park.

For public transport to the park contact Traveline on tel: 0870 608 2 608, or visit their website: www.traveline.org.uk2

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Costs

Details
Free of charge

Availability

Age Ranges
All ages
Referral Details

We advise that you ring before planning a visit to check all these details are up-to-date. 

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Description

Access for all
A number of paths are accessible to wheelchairs but due to the hilly nature of the site, we advise people with particular needs to contact the rangers' office at Alexandra Lodge, tel: 0115 927 3674 to discuss accessibility.

The park entrances are all equipped with kissing gates which can be fully opened with a RADAR key to allow wheelchair and mobility scooter access.

The site includes some steep gradients, but a number of paths are accessible to wheelchairs.

An alternative path runs from the post office / newsagents in Bestwood Village to the Dynamo House (approximately 330 metres) which is also accessed by RADAR key controlled gate. A spare RADAR key is kept at the Dynamo House – contact the Heritage Development Officer, tel: 0115 9762422 (Tuesday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm and Saturday mornings between Easter and end Sept, 10.00am to 12.00pm) to discuss accessibility.

Visits to the Winding Engine House start at the Dynamo House – a single storey red brick building with a small display of coal mining memorabilia.  This can be easily accessed by wheelchair or mobility scooter, and has an automatically opening door and a unisex accessible toilet (no RADAR key required.)

The Winding Engine House is a tall building with narrow metal stairs on the upper levels.  However, a glass lift has been installed so that less mobile visitors including wheelchair and scooter users, can rise through the various levels, safely and easily viewing the huge Winding Engine, without the need to leave the lift.

Disabled parking is located next to Alexandra Lodge (Bestwood Village) and can be booked in advance - tel: 0115 927 3674.


 

SEN Provision Type
Universal

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Record Last Updated On: 05/06/2018

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