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Straws Bridge

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If you enjoy walking or resting by a quiet lake, watching the wildlife, this is the place for you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Nice stop off.

Been travelling past Straws Bridge for over 20 years on my way to work. Its good place to stop off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“swan lake”(8 reviews)
“pleasant walk”(4 reviews)
“car park”(5 reviews)
A609, Ilkeston, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you enjoy walking or resting by a quiet lake, watching the wildlife, this is the place for you! There is a convenient car park, which often has many swans in residence, as well as other birds. A very popular walking place.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rose-Chris2013
Reviewed 6 days ago

A small lake with a small car park, pebbled path around it with ducks, geese and swans on the lake. There are several paths leading off the path which take you to some lovely walks and more lakes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank divebubbles1210
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been travelling past Straws Bridge for over 20 years on my way to work. Its good place to stop off by the lake when you just need to chill for a little while. Lovely to watch the swans, ducks, other birds doing what they do.(good...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank L967ZGangelaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband happened to spot this place by accident when taking me to see a friend and have been coming here ever since. From driving into the car park, you are greeted by a huge pond full of swans, seagulls and ducks. There is also...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ZaZa210684
Reviewed March 19, 2019

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
6  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Easy to find, easy to park. Plenty of wildlife, including swans, geese and ducks. Plenty of well signed walks suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and bikes. Nearby at Stanley Common is the new Oakfield Farmshop Cafe for brilliant value refreshments after your walk!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew J
Reviewed December 27, 2018

This is a small area of water which attracts Canada geese, swans, ducks, moorhens and, of course, seagulls. There is a small car park or you can walk to it via the Nutbrook Trail. It is lovely to walk around and children can feed the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 961SueW
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice little trail, you forget you're actually in a town. Well maintained paths, lakes with plenty of wildlife. Suitable for almost anyone.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DebbyR1976
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Our favourite spot, safe for dogs and their human companions. Choice of routes and challenge, we love the eco tree.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank morrell2015
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Nice place for a walk & to feed the wild fowl parking no problem. nice & flat for wheelchairs with good foot paths

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shelton702
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