A Circular Walk from Bingham, including Car Colston

A lovely walk starting in the market town of Bingham, Nottinghamshire. Leading into the quiet countryside with mosty well-kept paths to Car Colston, where you can have a well-deserved refreshing drink in a dog friendly pub, before heading back to Bingham.

Technical sheet
No. 660609
A Bingham walk posted on 09/07/17 by Andy B. Update : 27/12/17
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h20[?]
Distance Distance : 5.09mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 26ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 26ft
Highest point Highest point : 92ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 66ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Bingham
Starting point Starting point : N 52.952448° / W 0.951793°
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(D/A) The start is the Buttercross in Bingham market place. From here head north up Station Street towards the Station (if you have taken the train to Bingham you could start here ).

(1)Once you have reach the railway go over the foot bridge, onto the playing field. Go diagonally right across the field to top right hand corner, there may Cricket or Football being played, so you may have to go around. An old concrete water trough is also in this corner. From here turn right, a long the hedge line, not the sports field metal fence.

(2)You reach a farm track, cross this track and head towards a small wood. Go past the wood, keeping a hedge on your right until you get a path marker from here. Go over a small bridge over a dyke, into a field and turn left (this may be ploughed or may have crops in it).

Keeping the dyke on your left until you get another path marker, then diagonal right across the field (There is quite often a path through the crops made by other walkers. Can be muddy at times.) Over another dyke bridge. There is a grass path. Keeping the hedge on your right, continue over a small farm track, onto another grass path, past a manure pile. All the nice things of country walk.

(3)Just past the manure, turn left down a grassy field. Towards another wooded area. Continue over another dyke bridge, keeping the well-grown hedge on your right and the field on your left. Keep going until you reach Car Colston. At the crossroads turn left past the Royal Oak Pub

(4)Continue past the pub, with the dyke and hedge on your left until you reach a stone bridge of a sort over the dyke. Go through the kissing gate into the large grass field. There may be cattle in the field so keep dogs on a lead. Go diagonally right across the field, past a pond (may be dried up ) on your left down to the bottom corner.

Go through another kissing gate and over another dyke. On to a path with crops on both sides, you can see Bingham Church Spire from here, so keep heading toward it. Straight over a farm track, keeping hedge on your left. Through another kissing gate and straight over a farm track. Through a final kissing gate and over a last farm track.

(5)Here you have two dyke bridges, go over the first then turn left and go over the second then up the hill. This will lead back to the playing field and the concrete water trough. At the top of Parsons Hill, do take time to look around. Looking south east you can see Belvoir Castle on the hill in the distance, turning anti-clockwise you can see Whatton Church Spire, Bottlesford Spire, Scrarrington Spire, Car Colston Spire, and looking north you will see Kneeton Windmill.

From the concrete water trough, keep going straight with the hedge on the left. Continue over the railway, following a path ahead of you between the bunglows. At the church turn right, which will lead you back to the Buttercross in the square.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 92ft - The Buttercross
1 : mi 0.14 - alt. 89ft - Railway Footbridge
2 : mi 0.55 - alt. 82ft - Farm Track
3 : mi 1.93 - alt. 75ft - Turn Left
4 : mi 3.01 - alt. 85ft - Royal Oak Pub
5 : mi 4.51 - alt. 79ft - Two dyke bridges
D/A : mi 5.09 - alt. 92ft - The Buttercross

Useful Information

Dogs to be under control or on a lead.
Good walking boots may be needed in the winter months.
All but one of the Pubs in Bingham are dog friendly, my favourite being the Horse and Pough.
The Royal Oak at Car Colston is also dog friendly, and serves food from 12pm and 2.30pm, also in the evening.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Bingham has a Market on Thursdays.

Car Colston has a large area of common land where cattle graze or then may be cricket being played.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 3.67/5
Number of opinions : 4
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 3.75/5
Walk interest : 3.25/5

on Mon 21 Mar 2022 09:40:12 CET

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 19/03/22
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Best walk we have done for quite a while

on Sun 14 Apr 2019 00:02:18 CEST

Global average : 2.67 / 5

Date of walk : 13/04/19
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Disappointing

The first part is quite tedious...hill to the left, no view at all and Bingham town to the right, with the constant drone of the A52, only the occasional train breaks the monotony.

After crossing a dyke bridge and turning left, the path fizzled out at a waymarker and thanks to a recent plow, there was no way of knowing which direction to head. Thankfully I’m a skilled map reader, but I can scarcely believe I needed to follow a bearing in this part of the world!

Once back on marked and well trodden paths the rest of the walk was straightforward, albeit a fairly average countryside walk, but at least The Royal Oak broke it in half with a decent real ale.

on Mon 08 Apr 2019 18:02:53 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 22/03/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Average

Very flat walk and easy to follow instructions. Nice pub stop. Top marks to the person who posted. Now done twice in both directions

on Mon 29 Oct 2018 10:10:30 CET

Global average : 2.67 / 5

Date of walk : 29/10/18
Description quality : Average
Routemap quality : Disappointing
Walk interest : Average

We got lost...so many fields, hedges and dykes and two farms with the same name. However it was beautiful weather and , once we reached the pub, we spent a good few hours sitting outside with a welcome beer and sandwich. The rest of the walk was straightforward

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