If you live in Bestwood or in areas such as Bestwood Park Estate, bits of Top Valley and Rise Park, then this page is for you. You’ll find information about events and services that TravelRight offer in your area, as well as maps and routes of local services that you can walk and cycle to and ideas about exploring your local and wider area.
We are proud to bring you our specially commissioned historical walking and cycling guide to Bestwood, Top Valley & Rise Park.
‘King Coal’ presents historical information about the area’s most significant landmarks, buildings and landscapes. The guide is fully illustrated with an easy to use map and key to the sites. The guide can be downloaded from below.
- King Coal - a walking, cycling and local history guide to Bestwood, Top Valley & Rise Park. Click here to download
Your local public transport
Bestwood has a few bus services such as NCT’s purple line (88, 89) and not too far away, the brown line (15, 16, and 17). If you can walk or cycle to Hucknall Road then further options are available such Trent Barton services that go to Hucknall, Sutton and Mansfield (the threes and 141). The Local Link bus service numbers 4 and 11 cut through roads such as Minver Crescent and Melbourne Road.
Click here to find your nearest bus stop. When you get to the website, enter your postcode and then select ‘overview’ and then ‘Transport and streets’ and it’ll bring up your nearest bus stop, with the all the services nearby to where you live.
Your favourite places to walk and cycle
Below are just a few in your area but we’d love to hear about your favourite places. Get in contact with us and we’ll post them below.
- Bestwood Country Park – lots of cycling and walking routes to explore, accessible from Dunvegan Drive.
- Bulwell Forest Park – new pirate themed adventure playground.
- Bulwell Hall Park – lots to do, be it walk, relax, play golf or go for a bike ride. Click here for a map of the park.
- Hucknall Road Linear Pathway – lovely walking and cycling path along old railway lines.
- Leen Valley Country Park, which has the lovely Mill Lakes.
- Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 6 which runs along Hucknall Road, going past Mill Lakes, past Newstead Abbey to Sherwood Forest.
What TravelRight are doing in your area?
- Interesting guided walks and fun bikes rides that explore the local area – click here to see the latest events happening in your local area. These are all free!
- More information about the area and its history can be found on the Rise Park Action Group website.