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Viewing platforms part of £193k improvement plan for Gedling Country Park

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A car park extension, viewing platforms and covered seating area are being planned as part of a £193,000 scheme to improve Gedling Country Park

The popular park has expansive views spanning into Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, which will now be enhanced thanks to two £120k viewing platforms, one of which will be four metres high.

PICTURED: An artist’s impression of the proposed viewing platform at Gedling Country Park
PICTURED: An artist’s impression of the viewing platform and screens at Gedling Country Park

The platforms, which will be installed to the north and south of the solar panel farm at the park, will both feature wheelchair and pushchair accessible ramps and interpretation panels with information about the views beyond the platforms such as Lincoln Cathedral and Belvoir Castle.

PICTURED: A viewing platform at Gedling Country Park

The £120k funding for the platforms was awarded by the Rural Payments Agency, who provide grants for projects which help promote growth, jobs and tourism in rural areas. 

Work on the new viewing platforms is due to start later this year and is expected to be ready for visitors to use and enjoy, alongside the many other facilities the park has to offer, by March 2020.

Since opening in March 2015, the park has become increasingly popular, with around 100,000 visitors per year, with many attracted by the family friendly events, wildlife conservation projects and heritage of the site.

To help with the increasing number of visitors to the park, it was announced earlier this year that the car park at the country park would be extended by 100 places and a new £73k covered seating area outside the parks café, Café 1899, will also be installed at the park.