Newark to Cotham

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Newark to CothamRoute Description

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.

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This route contains a Sustrans Greener Greenway

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The route follows the trackbed of the old Newark to Bottesford railway, providing a traffic-free, green corridor between the pretty market town of Newark and the nearby village of Cotham.

5 miles