Parks and Gardens: Suburbs (North Nottingham)
Bestwood Country Park and Winding Engine House
Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottingham. NG6 8ZA • (0115) 975 7273
Bestwood Country Park offers 650 acres of open green space and varying wildlife habitats to explore. From Mill Lakes, teeming with water birds, to meadows full of wildflowers, from ancient oak woodland to a reclaimed pit tip, Bestwood has a landscape which reflects the varied history of Nottinghamshire itself.
There is a fantastic piece of industrial heritage on site - the Bestwood Winding Engine House, the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery. The winding engine lowered colliers into the mine shaft, and winched mined coal up to the surface. The tall brick building houses a huge winding engine. Originally it was powered by steam, but today's visitors see the massive engine moved by an electrical motor. The engine dates back to 1876, the heyday of Victorian industrial engineering.
The Engine House is usually open to the public on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12noon.
Free Entry, Light Refreshments Available, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open dawn to dusk daily. The Engine House is usually open to the public on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12noon (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the north of Nottingham just outside Bestwood Village. Main entrances are on Hucknall Road/Bestwood Road junction (pedestrians) and Park Road (car park).
Moor Bridge NET tram stop: Ten minutes walk (30 minutes to Winding Engine House). Cross over the railway using Moor Bridge and walk up to the Hucknall Road entrance.
Free onsite parking available.
An aerial view of Bestwood Country Park and Winding House in Nottinghamshire.
Bestwood Country Park and Winding Engine House, Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottingham. NG6 8ZA • (0115) 975 7273
Last Updated Tuesday 7 June 2022
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