Cotgrave Country Park

Risen from the site of an old Colliery, Cotgrave is an area of rolling terrain, book-ended by wooded hills. We developed from reclaimed land and pit heaps, which surrounded the old coal mine.

Cotgrave Country Park in Nottingham

Located just a few mile south east of Nottingham city centre and close to Holme Pierrepoint Country Park.

The park has been landscaped with woodlands, lakes, and wetland areas and the Grantham Canal passes through the park.

Lose yourself in a peaceful setting of woodland, wetland and lakes; there are 200 acres of public open space - explore five kilometres of paths and trails on foot, by bike, or circle the edge of the site on horseback. Admission and parking are free.

Test your map-reading skills with an extensive orienteering course.

Click Cotgrave Country Park to view or print a map.

There are four waymarked walking trails, starting from the car park on Hollygate Lane.

Yellow Trail is a short route of 3km on a level path.

Blue Trail is 4km with some uphill path.

Green Trail is 4.75km with several sections of uphill path, and

Red Trail is 5.8km and encompasses the two high points within the Park.

The Grantham Canal walking route which takes you beyond the limits of the park.

Cotgrave Country Park is an informal green space. There are surfaced tracks and trails and a free car park. There are no toilets or refreshment facilities.


The fishing rights of Heron Lake are leased to the Cotgrave Welfare Diamond Angling Club, contact them for more information.

Cotgrave Country Park is owned and maintained by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The Friends of Cotgrave Country Park is a community volunteer group that supports the management of Cotgrave Country Park. We are always seeking new volunteers. If you have some time to give, please click on the volunteer link on our website.

Go to the Cotgrave Country Park website for more...