Bramcote Hills Park

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Bramcote Hills Park
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Long Eaton, UK649 contributions
Nice place
Apr 2021
Been here befre and visited again today tuesday 13th April 2021. Parking was easy but busy. took out 2 grandsons age 6 and 8 who just love the play area.We had a walk thro the trees which was ok but lots of dogs. The only downside is no cafe and no toilets
Written 13 April 2021
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Lorraine F
South Ockendon, UK11 contributions
Great dog walk
Dec 2020
Was looking for a place to walk our dog with free parking and found this gem of a place. This park is good for dogs and has a lovely hill walk up together with a path walk where dogs are allowed off lead which our dog loved. Had a bite to eat at the van and a lovely coffee and flapjacks which were gratefully received after a long walk. Will definitely come again in the summer when hopefully the restrictions are finished. Thank you for a lovely day will bring a picnic next time as plenty of benches
Written 20 December 2020
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Derby, UK19 contributions
Family trip to the park.
Aug 2020 • Family
We drove here for a change to where we normal go really big and a great little walk around would be a great place for fitness put a weighted vest on and run up and down the hill's but out few ours out we walked around the kids loved all the trees it started to rain so the trees gave us protection the park is good as well and plenty of parking.

Plenty of parking
Good hours walk around with little kids.
Would be a good place to train if you was into fitness.
Plenty of places to hide and plenty of trees and a good park.

A few more bins wouldn't of gone a miss
Written 23 August 2020
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Nottingham, UK4,026 contributions
Good for variety and exercise.
Jun 2020
This is a good varied park to wander around and get fresh air and exercise. There's the formal garden with flower beds and a great walk up through the hill and back down again to the large grassed area.

We've added it to our exercise list as a giving some interest as well as the feel good factor.

There are normally children's play areas available too. I expect that'll come back into use soon.
Written 2 July 2020
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Andrew B
Ilkeston, UK41 contributions
Where’s your sense of adventure.
Oct 2019 • Family
Split in two half’s. Best be safe and use the crossing, There is a playground for the kids, Flat land grass area’s and some nice hill climbing if you like that type of thing just be safe there are some big drop off areas ( cliffs ).
Written 17 November 2019
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Swindon, UK2,422 contributions
Pretty & well maintained country park in Nottingham
Aug 2019
Visiting the local area, stopped off to explore the Bramcote Hills Park, to the west of Nottingham.
Pretty & well maintained country park, thats free to visit, with lots of free parking.
Good play area, if you bring the kids with you.
Only wish it wasn't raining on the day i visited!
Written 22 August 2019
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Sheffield, UK9 contributions
lovely park, even better coffee
Jul 2019
Ive started running here every 2 weeks when visiting my sister, my normal park is Millhouses in Sheffield, Bramcote is very clean and well managed park, plenty to do and there is a lovely coffee van there at weekends serving great coffee, cold drinks and milkshakes be sure to check this place out. well done Bramcote well done Frothy Coffee van. please come to Millhouses !!
Written 17 August 2019
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2 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Great for the kids! Loads to do my 3 love it here! Parks big and the bank holiday fair that’s on is smashing 🥰
Written 22 July 2019
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Christopher D
Nottingham, UK370 contributions
Terrific park
Feb 2019 • Couples
Bramcote Hills Park is a pleasant mix of parkland and woodland that borders Bramcote and Stapleford. Standing at just shy of 30 acres, it is a substantial space to be enjoyed by dog walkers, families and people looking to participate in leisure activities and sport. Indeed, the park has been awarded a Green Flag for the last 12 years running, and as far as I can see, this has been entirely deserved.

The park has a children’s play area down on its far side by its reasonably sized car park and a cricket pitch up on the other side by the hill that leads up to Bramcote Leisure Centre. I have often seen cricket being played on this pitch and, in the summer, it is a very pleasant sight indeed.

Before neurotic parenting and every man in the country supposedly being a sex offender, kids were allowed to venture out into nature and experience it first-hand. I was lucky enough to be one of those kids and I spent many a happy summer day building dens and playing in Bramcote Woods, and those were some of the happiest times of my life, so this place will always hold a special place in my heart.

The woods themselves are really quite hilly (hardly surprising, as they are in Bramcote Hills) and really quite steep, so you need to be reasonably fit to get around them comfortably. It is worth it though, as you soon find yourself in dense mainly broad-leafed woodland, surrounded by trees of considerable age. The woodland has its own management plan that was prepared in association with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. This is evident when you see how well the woods are looked after. They are unchanging and very lovely.

At the foot of the woods is the architectural footprint of the former Bramcote Hills House – the former show-home and residence of John Sherwin (a prominent Nottinghamshire man whom the Sherwin Arms pub is named after) in 1805 after he vacated the Bramcote Manor House – the remains of which can still be seen in the small woodland off Town Street in Bramcote Village, near to the Sunken Church (St Luke’s).

Over the years the house passed to owner to owner, before being requisitioned during the Second World War as a hostel for A.T.S. drivers and a rehabilitation centre by the Chilwell Ordnance Depot. After the conflict it went back to private ownership before being subject to a compulsory purchase as the Bramcote School campus began to be developed. In 1969, and to the eternal shame of whoever made the call, the building was demolished.

The building had an ice-house and this has survived and been restored. This is because it is about a 5-10 minute walk away round the side of the park/woods in what is now known as the Bramcote Walled Garden. This is a very nice space that has had a lot of work done to it to now include an interactive sundial (sounds complicated but it isn’t – and it really does work!!!), a nice Roman Numeral floor maze, the aforementioned ice-house (with accompanying information board on what ice-houses were and how they were used) and the architectural footprints of Dairy Cottage/Gardener's Cottage which were original park buildings that eventually fell into a state of disrepair. Accompanying these are further information boards that explain their heritage and are very interesting.

Also, Bramcote Hills Park has its own Holocaust Memorial Garden that was created in 2000. The garden was officially opened on 27 January 2001 and has a series of information boards that inform and educate, along with a striking statue created by Naomi Blake - a survivor of the holocaust. This statue is complimented by lovely collection of plants and flowers that were specifically chosen to provide colour and form at the time of the annual reflection ceremony. A memorial service is held in the garden every year in late January – in 2019 it is being held on the day that I am writing this review – the 28th January. I am saddened that I shall be unable to attend.

In addition to all of this, Bramcote Hills Park also hosts the annual ‘Hemlock Happening’ event every June, which features rides, live music and decent food stalls as well as an impressive firework display. The event is named after the Hemlock Stone (the Triassic sandstone outcrop – not the pub) which is located (and indeed visible) across the road from the Bramcote Hills ark Walled Garden.

I suggest anyone in the area who has time to kill with their children, or just fancies going on a decent walk to come on down to Bramcote Hills Park and give it a go. It is a great place and you will not be disappointed.
Written 5 March 2019
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The Caffeine Ghost
46 contributions
Walk in the park!
Feb 2019
The mist had finally cleared an the frost had swiftly dispersed an the sun was beginning to shine. Despite the slight chill in the air it was certainly a walk in the park kind of day!

Such a beautiful open space perfect for walking a dog or a family. A small forest spread over a hill that over looks the children’s play ground.

No wonder the car park was full. Well I thought it could be because of the beautiful park however I was wrong.... after chucking the car up on the grass I opened my door. It hit me, that sweet scent! I could smell the pure caffeine, it was calling me! I thought what a treat, I didn’t even plan a coffee stop today!

I was that drawn to the sweet aroma I just left the car... that was the last of my concern.

Walking down from the car park I spotted a coffee shop in the back of a van! A barista serving cups of coffee to a cue stretching the length of Bramcote! What a sight! It literally made my day! Turns out they are here every weekend! So if you fancy a walk in the park with a sweet cup of coffee head on down!

I ordered a black Americano an a latte, the Americano was exactly how you expected it, a bold sharp hit of the good stuff! An the latte was smooth an frothy which gave you a sensation as if you were melting into the surrounding land as if Mother Nature was taking the coffee beans back aswell as your existence! Spot on!

The coffee fuelled a decent weekend walk! I may have just found my new favourite spot....

Until next time... #thecaffeineghost
Written 19 February 2019
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