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Cotgrave Country Park

Plan your visit

View a location map for Cotgrave Country Park, along with directions, opening hours and car parking information.

Address and contacts

Hollygate Lane
NG12 3HE

For visitor information 
tel: 0300 500 80 80
8am-8pm, Monday to Friday
8am-12noon Saturdays

email: enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk

Cotgrave Country Park is located on the northern edge of the Nottinghamshire town of Cotgrave, some eight miles (12 km) by road from Nottingham city centre. Entry and car parking is free

Photo of Cotgrave Country Park.

What to see and do

The park is a great place to get away from it all in a relaxed and open green setting. The site includes woodland, wetland, lakes and informal grassland, and part of Grantham canal runs through the park.

With around five kilometres of paths and trails, there are plenty of different routes for gentle or brisk walks, jogging, running or cycling. There is also an extensive orienteering course, for which a free leaflet is available on request.

Most paths are stone surfaced and suitable for walkers, wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs, but please be aware that some of the lower lying paths may get wet and muddy during spells of bad weather.

There's a wide variety of natural habitats at Cotgrave Country Park, including the lovely Heron Lake, conservation areas and a Nature Trail. There is also a horse riding trail of approximately 1.3 km around the edge of the site, with sections of surfaced gallops.

The fishing rights of Heron Lake are leased to the Cotgrave Diamond Angling Club. For more information please contact the Secretary on tel: 07748 606882.   

Join our volunteers

The park holds regular volunteer days so why not come along and lend a hand with useful conservation work or park management tasks? No experience is needed and we will provide training, equipment and refreshments.

The Friends of Cotgrave Country Park is a local supporters' group. Members meet in Cotgrave to discuss issues concerning the park, its users, wildlife and local community.

To find out more about volunteering or the Friends Group please contact Lee Scudder on tel: 01623 827325 or email: lee.scudder@nottscc.gov.uk

Park map and leaflet

Download a printable version of our park leaflet [PDF] and park map [PDF]

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