Clifton - Fledborough Viaduct Circular

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Starting at the St George the Martyr Church dating from the 13th Century, it's worth spending a little time looking around the well-kept grounds featuring some interesting old gravestones. After a short walk from the church along a good footpath the route picks up a section of the National Cycle Route 647 for the largest part of the walk, passing over the Fledborough Viaduct. The viaduct opened in 1897; it consists of 59 arches spread either side of four metal girder spans which cross the river itself. Nine million bricks were used in its construction, which cost £65,000 to build. The viaduct offers some interesting views across the Nottinghamshire countryside as it progresses towards the remains of the once impressive Fledborough railway station. Just before the station is the site of what used to be an extensive railway sidings system, used principally in routeing coal to the local power station at High Marnham. The walk leaves the train track below the old stationmaster's house and follows a circular loop around Crabtree Lane, Far Road then returning to the station to complete the walk following the same outward route back to the start point.

England - Central England - Nottinghamshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, River, Wildlife