Straws Bridge

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Straws Bridge
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Hoonaloon
Heanor, UK348 contributions
Known locally as `Swan Lake` this is a lovely calming place to walk, bird watch and enjoy the views.
Plenty of different paths to take to vary your visit each time.

Have visited many times and its always enjoyed by all.

The car park does get busy at times so best to arrive early and watch for birds when reversing!
No facilities on site (except picnic tables and benches) so bear this in mind when visiting.
Written September 11, 2021
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Julia
Ilkeston, UK5 contributions
Solo
Highly recommend this Nature Reserve...carefully preserved by Erewash Borough Council.
Walks are as long or short as required. Free car parking. Swans, ducks etc truly amazing.
Only downside is irresponsible dog owners who do not keep dogs on leads.
Written January 3, 2020
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
Straws Bridge was our starting point for a new years day walk, free parking and even early there where several cars, almost full when we got back. The swans and ducks on the pond didn't mind all the folks coming and going even with the cold weather, note ice on the water in the photo.
Written February 12, 2021
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jill1958
Derby, UK102 contributions
Couples
We are regular visitors to this wildlife oasis , however we find the constant barking from the near by kennels is ruining our visits more and more often. Last weekend, early May it was nothing short of bedlam , regarding the dog barking . We appreciate this is a business but it sounded like 20 dogs were out barking all at once . It took us just over an hour and a half to do our usual walk during which we could hear the dogs barking at all times. My sympathy to anyone to has to live near this kennel ... it must be difficult to sell a house in the area , unless all viewing are done in the dead of night .
Written May 8, 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
Straws Bridge free car park is often busy so get there early to go for a walk around the water and then further afield, beautiful surrounding always busy with diucks and swans and today for our 1st re-lockdown walk a perfect starting and ending place.
Written November 7, 2020
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MarieJanes
Ilkeston, UK279 contributions
Family
This man-made lake known to locals as "Swan Lake" is a great place to walk your dog, or take a young child to feed the many ducks, geese, swans, grebes and coots that reside on the lake. There is also a few picnic tables and benches around it, but I'd only advise eating there if you don't mind being mobbed by over confident swans!!! If you take your bikes down, you can go up the ramp on the far side of the lake and take a left and follow the cycle route all the way down to Shipley Country Park without ever needing to come off the path and is a lovely ride past some more lakes. If you take a right instead, it is good for younger children with bikes or scooters as it takes you through Kirk Hallam and Stanton, along the canal and down to the crossroads at Sandiacre. This path is very flat so any unconfident riders will be put at ease. You will share the path with dog walkers and other cyclists as it is a very popular and pretty route. It is free to park your car at Straws Bridge.
Written August 3, 2014
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
Couples
On our way to Nottingham stopped here to feed the birds, they were eager and plenty of them, easily parked up and spent a pleasant time with a short walk.
Written March 19, 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
Straw's bridge has free parking, plenty of swans and ducks to watch and a lovely few trials to explore, well worth a wander.
Written May 17, 2020
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johnhp702
Derby, UK16,717 contributions
Solo
Enjoyable walk around the pond then along the Nutbrook Trail to Shipley Park, easy walking paths, lovely on a warm sunny day.
Written June 24, 2016
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johnhp702
Derby, UK16,717 contributions
Solo
Straws Bridge is a nature reserve situated on the A609 on the border of West Hallam and Ilkeston. Walk around the lakes or watch the numerous birds feeding it is a very calming place. There are picnic tables and plenty of car parking space available.
Written April 9, 2014
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