Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw will launch the new trail, which is 27 miles of walking and cycling routes and connects with the Erewash Valley Trail, on Wednesday 6th April at 12.00pm alongside partners from Nottingham City Council.
The Broxtowe Country Trail zig-zags across Broxtowe’s boundary with the city and because of its connections with the Erewash Valley Trail it means it is possible to circumnavigate Broxtowe using these trails.
Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Richard Jackson said: “The opening of the Broxtowe Country Trail is a very exciting day for Broxtowe after many months of hard work to establish a new walking and cycling route in the Borough.
“This is the first new trail in Broxtowe for a long time and we hope that local people from across Nottinghamshire will enjoy using it and its beautiful surroundings.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth, Jobs and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “The Broxtowe Trail offers another great cycling and walking route to journey through the city and into local countryside. The City Council is pleased to be involved in this project which encourages people to cycle for fun. This will encourage more people to choose cycling as their preferred travel mode for commuting to work as well.”
“The new trail offers a great way for people to either walk or get on their bikes and enjoy the best of what Nottinghamshire and its countryside has to offer,” said Councillor Kevin Greaves, Chairman of the County Council’s Transport and Highways Committee.
“By linking up with the Erewash Valley Trail it provides people with a number of options for getting out and about locally, whether it’s a short stroll or something a bit more challenging.”
This project was developed through a partnership led by Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
Other partners have also been vital in the delivery of the project including Derby City Council, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Amber Valley Borough Council, Pedals, Ridewise, Ashfield District Council and Sustrans.
Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Press Release.