The route starts direct from Newark Northgate station, and is traffic-free all the way to the village of Cotham. It follows the trackbed of the old Newark to Bottesford railway, closed in the 1980s, and provides a welcome green corridor between the two communities as an alternative to busy roads.
Newark is a lovely market town with traditional markets in the old marketplace on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; antique markets on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays; and a farmer’s market on the fourth Thursday of the month.
Once in the village of Cotham, you have a choice of either turning around and riding back to Newark, or continuing for 6.5 miles along quiet lanes (signed as National Route 64) to the railway station at Aslockton. You will have to change trains at Nottingham to get back to Newark from here.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.