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Gedling Country Park

When did it open?

The 580 acre Gedling Country Park opened with a special community day on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

When is it open?

The park is accessible by foot at all times but the car park is only open from dawn until dusk. The car park gates are closed at night. 

MonthOpenClosed
April8am8pm
May8am9pm
June, July and August8am9pm
September8am7pm
October9am4pm
November – February9am4pm

Is there a children’s play area?

Yes there is. It incorporates the park’s mining heritage with a rustic mining tower slide, mining train and old pit grasslands. The park has a toddler area, complete with swings, slides and a wheelchair accessible roundabout. 

Best places to walk and cycle?

There are a series of trails to allow you to get round the park easily. They are graded for length and difficulty so you can take anything from a quick stroll with a pushchair to a strenuous workout.

Top Hard (Red) – 2.8km long with some steep inclines.

High Hazles (Blue) – 1.4km with gentle slopes suitable for wheelchair users.

Main Bright (Yellow) – 2.7km of mainly easy paths but with a sharp slope at one point.

Low Hazles (Green) – at 5.7km it’s the longest route with several steep parts.

All routes are circular and are signposted at every junction.

Is there a cafe?

Yes. It serves hot and cold food, drinks and has seating with beautiful views of the park. 

Cafe opening times:

Monday to Friday – 9am – 6pm

Saturday and Sunday – 9am – 6pm

How do I get there?

By car

Spring Lane  

This car park is popular so if it is full and you choose to park on the road please park carefully, be mindful of other road users and considerate towards local residents.

Lambley Lane recreation 

The route into the park from the recreation ground involves crossing stiles so people with mobility problems or pushchairs should use the Spring Lane car park.

Buses

Nottingham City Transport run buses that go close to the two main entrances of the park.

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