Nottingham - Highfields Lakeside South
w/e 15 August 2021
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490
Our walk along the north side of the lake in Highfields
Park had taken us to the island two thirds of the way along the
lake. The images below were all taken on our return to the car
park at the Lakeside Arts Centre along the south side of the
We walked in the shade of the trees on the island to emerge into
the bright sunshine on a second bridge over the water and onto
the south side of the lake.
From the bridge we could see the lake widening out and also the
level surfaced footpath leading round its edge which contrasts
with the uneven narrow path that rises and falls along much of
the north side.
The flattest part of the path on the north side is where it crosses
the terrace below the Trent Building of Nottingham University
and there was a good view of the said terrace as we left the
But the classic photo of the terrace and the Trent Building is
one that has been taken thousands of times by numerous people
from just a little further along the path. Built in 1928 the
Trent Building is named after Lord Trent and founder of Boots
the Chemists, Jesse Boot who donated land for the University
Along this south side there are a number of strategically positioned
boards many of them giving details of plants and animals. There
was also mention of a dinosaur trail - but on our leisurely stroll
along this wide path we didn't really expect to see any of the
Having said that we did spot the skeletal figure of a dinosaur
that has been added to a door on the boathouse.
Across from the boathouse a slipway into the water has been commandeered
by waterfowl as a potential feeding point. The building top right
is the Lakeside Arts Centre.
And as we passed the colourful boats were being manoeuvred into
position in the centre of the lake.
Near the ticket kiosk for the boating lake and on the other side
of the path to the lake is the Adventure Golf and Foot Golf Course.
This was still being constructed when we last visited Highfields
Park but it is now fully open.
We completed our circuit of the lake at the concourse in front
of the Lakeside Arts Centre and with one last look back, headed
behind the building and back to the car park.
Click here to see the north side
of the lake.