Straws Bridge

Straws Bridge, Ilkeston: Address, Straws Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Straws Bridge
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Hoonaloon
Heanor, UK329 contributions
Lovely place.
Aug 2021
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 11 September 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Swan watching
Feb 2021
Another visit to Straws Bridge, get their early to park as its often busy and a very popular place for a great walk and to watch the swans.
Written 26 May 2021
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jill1958
Derby, UK97 contributions
Nearby kennels spoil peace an quiet !!
May 2021 • 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 8 May 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
NYD freezing walk
Jan 2021
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 12 February 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
November sunny visit
Nov 2020
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 7 November 2020
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Jim D
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Spoiled by overpopulation of rats
Aug 2020 • Friends
A beautiful nature walk spoiled by rat infested banks and local idiots actually feeding the rats. The things are literally everywhere
Written 13 August 2020
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Nicky Norman
Brinsley, UK1 contribution
Lovely peaceful walks around the pond and along the Nutbrook trail to the little cafe when it opens again.
Jun 2020
Could I suggest larger notices about the feeding of bread to the birds. We were there today and several people were doing this. The rats were eating the bread too.
Written 30 June 2020
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Wendy R
Sawley, UK22 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2020 • Couples
We live not far away and this was the first time we had visited.
Beautiful place with lots of ducks and swans.
We took the dogs and had a lovely walk.
Really peaceful
Written 24 June 2020
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Good place to start a walk
May 2020
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 17 May 2020
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BADGER
Ilkeston, UK21 contributions
A pleasant and relaxing walk.
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you have a couple of hours free and enjoy getting out in the fresh air and enjoy a nice steady walk.
Your walk is out in the open air and along tree lined avenues,call at the lake or sit and enjoy a hot drink and cake at the cafe.
Written 15 March 2020
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