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Straws Bridge

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Dogs paradise

Our favourite spot, safe for dogs and their human companions. Choice of routes and challenge, we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Nice walk

Nice place for a walk & to feed the wild fowl parking no problem. nice & flat for wheelchairs with... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“swan lake”(7 reviews)
“nice walk”(4 reviews)
A609, Ilkeston, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This man-made lake known to locals as "Swan Lake" is a great place to walk your dog, or take a young child to feed the many ducks, geese, swans, grebes and coots that reside on the lake. There is also a few picnic tables and...More

8  Thank MarieJanes
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Too many cycles whizzing past to make walking pleasant. They got rid of the lovely snack van - it used to be a lovely place to walk then sit looking the view and having a coffee. The van owners always kept the litter down too.

1  Thank Cynthia Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favourite spot, safe for dogs and their human companions. Choice of routes and challenge, we love the eco tree.

Thank morrell2015
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Nice place for a walk & to feed the wild fowl parking no problem. nice & flat for wheelchairs with good foot paths

Thank shelton702
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One for the kids as well as adults have a walk around or jump on your bike and go on to the bridle path to Shipley or Trent lock.

Thank andrew300baker
Reviewed 6 August 2018

a lovely place to walk and feed the birds.the lakes always have swans,ducks and geese,usually gulls and other birds too.there are a few information boards around with what to look for.the paths are well maintained and are pushchair/wheelchair friendly.the car park can be a bit...More

Thank shaz48
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Although there's a small amount of parking facing the lake, it soon fills up - particularly at afternoon school finish time when parents park whilst waiting to pick up their kids. However, it's really interesting to watch the birdlife here, and there's a board explaining...More

Thank lwward2017
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Summer day stroll around the pond and along the easy walking paths with lots of wildlife and flowers to see, just missing somwhere to have a drink/bite to eat.

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I took my little dog, Poppy, there, and was greatly surprised to find a coffee & bacon butty van, sadly I had no cash on me, but the lovely gentleman gave me a cup of tea and a bacon butty, I promised to return the...More

Thank josephine m
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Leaving Ilkeston this place is easily missed, but room to park, watch the wildlife and have a good walk in a beautiful landscape and relax.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We bring our dog here for walks toward Shipley or long eaton. Such a beautiful area. Usually walk out for 1 hour along one of the pathways and then back again. Allows your to breath and relax.

Thank seymour267
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Lovely area to walk round any day of the year. Lots of wildlife and plants. Plenty of benches to sit at and eat a picnic whilst watching the birds do their thing.

Thank Louise A
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