Parks and Water - Part 02
w/e 14 April 2019
All of this week's pictures were
taken with a Kodak DX6490
A walk through Park Cemetery is like a walk through history from
the large grandiose tombstones on the undulating ground near
the chapels at the top to the more recent graves with simpler
but equally sincere memorials on the lower, more level ground
towards the lower part of the cemetery.
Leaving by the bottom gate the route turns right down and across
Cantelupe Road to follow the footpath between the houses straight
ahead to reach the water part of the walk by the Erewash Canal.
A left turn on reaching the canal leads to the Gordon Street
Playing Fields which are known locally as The Ashes. Having already
walked through two parks, this is the first of two recreational
areas on the route with the water part of the walk being the
canal to the right of the path on the playing fields.
Continuing from The Ashes along Rupert Street to Station Road,
the canal is separated from the road by a number of properties
but a right turn at Station Road leads over the canal to a steep
flight of steps down to the towpath on the other side.
The route now is along the towpath behind the Waterside Retail
Park to a footbridge back over the water and on to the second
From the footbridge the whole length of that recreational area
officially called Wash Meadows stretches in front. The objective
is the far corner diagonally opposite. Like Gordon Street Playing
Fields, Wash Meadows also has another name and is known locally
Leaving Johnny's by this alley at the corner brings an end to
both the water and the parks elements of the route but to complete
the circuit, the way is forward keeping the boundary wall/fence
on the right.
Crossing a couple of car parking areas the path passes between
the Critchley Street flats on the left and the Tesco Supermarket
on the other side of the fence on the right.
It eventually reaches Chalons Way and continues by the side of
the road to the pedestrian crossing.
All that remains now to complete the walk is to cross Chalons
Way, to Brussells Terrace and Bath Street before walking up Manners
Road back to the Victoria Park Leisure Centre. Or, as the Monday
Strollers used to do, divert into Bath Street for a warm drink
in a local Coffee shop!
Back to Part 01
To see a map/aerial view of the original planned route in a new
window follow this link.