Geo-Trips :: North to Nottingham

West Bridgford

A drive from St Neots, Sun, 8 May 2022 by David Howard

I have only been to Nottingham once when we stayed in Sandiacre in 1975, so was well time to add it to my map. I hadn't checked the roads there as the main plan was to get there from Corby which began a new route on my map, and wander around when I got there. What I didn't know is that Nottingham is split by the River Trent, and means once you get on a main road heading towards it you can't cross the suburbs until you reach a bridge. Due to the absence of direction signs (which is typical) I decided to head north then take the first road east towards the suburbs. Instead the road east took me right back to where I started, so I only ended up covering the southern edge, but was far nicer than the west where we were the first time. It was a nice easy trip as you get very little traffic through the A roads in Northants at the weekend, and managed to take plenty of photos on the way there and back as planned.

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SK6034 : Lenton Avenue, Tollerton by David Howard
Lenton Avenue, Tollerton

SK5734 : Roundabout on Loughborough Road, Compton Acres by David Howard
Roundabout on Loughborough Road, Compton Acres

SK5734 : Service road by Loughborough Road, Compton Acres by David Howard
Service road by Loughborough Road, Compton Acres

SK5734 : The Nottingham Knight, Compton Acres by David Howard
The Nottingham Knight, Compton Acres
A very nice art deco example with all its original windows.

SK5735 : Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill by David Howard
Southern Cemetery, Wilford Hill

SK5835 : Boundary Road at the junction of Loughborough Road by David Howard
Boundary Road at the junction of Loughborough Road

SK5934 : Melton Road, Edwalton by David Howard
Melton Road, Edwalton
Looking towards the new houses on Hemlock Road.

SK5935 : Melton Road, Edwalton by David Howard
Melton Road, Edwalton
There are houses there but you can't see them past the trees.

SK5835 : Boundary Road, Edwalton by David Howard
Boundary Road, Edwalton

SK6034 : Lenton Circle, Tollerton by David Howard
Lenton Circle, Tollerton

SK6134 : Burnside Grove at the junction of Tollerton Lane by David Howard
Burnside Grove at the junction of Tollerton Lane
This is the open countryside at the final edge of the Nottingham area.

SK6134 : Houses on Tollerton Lane by David Howard
Houses on Tollerton Lane
This is the first row of houses as you enter the edge of the Nottingham urban area.

SK6133 : Melton Road, Normanton by David Howard
Melton Road, Normanton

SK6232 : Melton Road, Normanton by David Howard
Melton Road, Normanton

SK6232 : Melton Road, Normanton by David Howard
Melton Road, Normanton

SK5834 : Tree by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton by David Howard
Tree by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton

SK5834 : Lawn by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton by David Howard
Lawn by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton
By Clifton Boulevard

SK5834 : Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton by David Howard
Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton

SK5935 : Melton Road, Edwalton by David Howard
Melton Road, Edwalton
Many of the houses along this road are gated and hidden by trees and hedges.

SK5834 : Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton by David Howard
Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton

SK5834 : Lawn by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton by David Howard
Lawn by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton

SK5834 : Chestnut tree by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton by David Howard
Chestnut tree by Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton

SK6034 : Chestnut in bloom on Lenton Circle, Tollerton by David Howard
Chestnut in bloom on Lenton Circle, Tollerton

SK6034 : Burnside Grove, Tollerton by David Howard
Burnside Grove, Tollerton

SK6034 : The Air Hostess pub, Tollerton by David Howard
The Air Hostess pub, Tollerton
It's nice to have a pub right in the middle of a fairly modern housing area... more

SK6232 : Melton Road, Normanton by David Howard
Melton Road, Normanton
There are two parallel hedges here.

SK6232 : Sign to Normanton on Melton Road by David Howard
Sign to Normanton on Melton Road

SK6331 : Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold by David Howard
Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold

SK5834 : Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton by David Howard
Clifton Boulevard, Edwalton
This is the southern border of the Nottingham built up area.

SK7518 : The entrance to Melton Mowbray Station by David Howard
The entrance to Melton Mowbray Station

SK7518 : The entrance to Melton Mowbray Station by David Howard
The entrance to Melton Mowbray Station

SK7518 : Melton Mowbray Station by David Howard
Melton Mowbray Station

SK7518 : Melton Mowbray Station by David Howard
Melton Mowbray Station

SP8699 : North Street East, Uppingham by David Howard
North Street East, Uppingham

SP8688 : Water towers by Uppingham Road, Corby by David Howard
Water towers by Uppingham Road, Corby

SP8679 : Buildings on Rockingham Road, Kettering by David Howard
Buildings on Rockingham Road, Kettering

SP8679 : The entrance to Sainsbury's on Rockingham Road, Kettering by David Howard
The entrance to Sainsbury's on Rockingham Road, Kettering

SK7420 : The Welby, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
The Welby, Melton Mowbray

SK7420 : The Welby, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
The Welby, Melton Mowbray

SK7419 : Nottingham Road at the junction of Asfordby Road by David Howard
Nottingham Road at the junction of Asfordby Road

SK6826 : Ghost sign in Upper Broughton by David Howard
Ghost sign in Upper Broughton

SK6826 : Melton Road, Upper Broughton by David Howard
Melton Road, Upper Broughton

SK6826 : Bottom Green, Upper Broughton by David Howard
Bottom Green, Upper Broughton
At the junction of Melton Road

SK6925 : Main Road, Nether Broughton by David Howard
Main Road, Nether Broughton

SK6331 : Large house on Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold by David Howard
Large house on Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold

SK6331 : Brook Lane, Stanton on the Wold by David Howard
Brook Lane, Stanton on the Wold

SK6331 : Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold by David Howard
Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold

SK6331 : Large house on Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold by David Howard
Large house on Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold

SK6331 : Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold by David Howard
Melton Road, Stanton on the Wold

SK6826 : Melton Road, Upper Broughton by David Howard
Melton Road, Upper Broughton
At the junction of Top Green. Bottom Green is the adjacent road ahead.

SK7519 : Burton Street, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Burton Street, Melton Mowbray
At the junction of Thorpe End

SK7519 : Richard Barnes funeral directors by David Howard
Richard Barnes funeral directors
On Wilton Road

SK7519 : Little Diva on Wilton Road, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Little Diva on Wilton Road, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Park Road, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Park Road, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Park Road, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Park Road, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Flats by Norman Way, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Flats by Norman Way, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Tree on Norman Way, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Tree on Norman Way, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Goodriche House on Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Goodriche House on Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray
Looking towards St John the Baptist RC Church

SK7518 : Railway arches at Melton Mowbray Station by David Howard
Railway arches at Melton Mowbray Station
Always good accommodation for businesses.

SK7518 : Burton Road, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Burton Road, Melton Mowbray
At the station entrance.

SK8600 : Roundabout entering Uppingham by David Howard
Roundabout entering Uppingham
Heading south on the A 6003. I don't believe the sheep and two lambs are real.

SP8699 : North Street East, Uppingham by David Howard
North Street East, Uppingham
At the junction of Ayston Road

SP8699 : Old houses on North Street East, Uppingham by David Howard
Old houses on North Street East, Uppingham

TL1563 : Kimbolton Road near Hail Weston by David Howard
Kimbolton Road near Hail Weston

TL1563 : Kimbolton Road near Hail Weston by David Howard
Kimbolton Road near Hail Weston

TL1364 : Beachampstead Road, Great Staughton by David Howard
Beachampstead Road, Great Staughton
From The Highway which goes to Kimbolton.

TL1364 : The Highway, Great Staughton by David Howard
The Highway, Great Staughton

TL1264 : The Green, Great Staughton by David Howard
The Green, Great Staughton
Looking towards the Snooty Tavern

TL1265 : The B661, Great Staughton by David Howard
The B661, Great Staughton
At the junction of The Green. The Snooty Tavern is on the left.

TL1265 : The Snooty Tavern, Staughton Green by David Howard
The Snooty Tavern, Staughton Green

SP8693 : Entering Caldecott on Rockingham Road by David Howard
Entering Caldecott on Rockingham Road

SK8708 : Roundabout on Burley Park Way, Oakham by David Howard
Roundabout on Burley Park Way, Oakham
This is the Oakham bypass road.

SK8609 : Burley Park Way, Oakham by David Howard
Burley Park Way, Oakham

SK8510 : Burley Park Way, Oakham by David Howard
Burley Park Way, Oakham
The little roundabout is for the retail park.

SK8410 : Oakham Road leaving Oakham by David Howard
Oakham Road leaving Oakham

SK8410 : Oakham Road at the junction of Burley Park Way by David Howard
Oakham Road at the junction of Burley Park Way

SK8410 : Oakham Road, Langham by David Howard
Oakham Road, Langham
At the junction of Burley Road

SP9880 : The A6116 Lowick Bypass by David Howard
The A6116 Lowick Bypass

SP9682 : The A6116, Sudborough Road by David Howard
The A6116, Sudborough Road

SP8989 : Phoenix Parkway, Corby by David Howard
Phoenix Parkway, Corby

SP8989 : Phoenix Parkway, Corby by David Howard
Phoenix Parkway, Corby

SP8790 : The Chequered Flag on Gretton Brook Road, Corby by David Howard
The Chequered Flag on Gretton Brook Road, Corby
From the Shell garage

SP8790 : Gretton Brook Road, Corby by David Howard
Gretton Brook Road, Corby
Outside the Shell garage

SP8699 : London Road, Uppingham by David Howard
London Road, Uppingham

SP8699 : Lewis J Champion on London Road, Uppingham by David Howard
Lewis J Champion on London Road, Uppingham
It's a hairdresser's.

SK8702 : Oakham Road, Preston by David Howard
Oakham Road, Preston

SK8702 : Tree by Oakham Road, Preston by David Howard
Tree by Oakham Road, Preston

SK7517 : Suffolk Close, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Suffolk Close, Melton Mowbray
At the junction with Burton Road.

SK7517 : Burton Road, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Burton Road, Melton Mowbray

SK7518 : Burton Road, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Burton Road, Melton Mowbray

SK7518 : Burton Road, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Burton Road, Melton Mowbray
This is a big front garden.

SK7420 : Kipling Drive, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Kipling Drive, Melton Mowbray

SK7420 : Green by Kipling Drive, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Green by Kipling Drive, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray

SK7519 : Shops on the corner of Sherrard Street and Market Place by David Howard
Shops on the corner of Sherrard Street and Market Place

SK7519 : The Crown on Burton End, Melton Mowbray by David Howard
The Crown on Burton End, Melton Mowbray

TL1562 : Kimbolton Road, Hail Weston by David Howard
Kimbolton Road, Hail Weston

TL1166 : Kimbolton Road, Stonely by David Howard
Kimbolton Road, Stonely

TL1067 : Houses on Main Road, Stonely by David Howard
Houses on Main Road, Stonely

TL1067 : Main Road, Stonely by David Howard
Main Road, Stonely

TL1067 : Site entrance on London Road, Kimbolton by David Howard
Site entrance on London Road, Kimbolton
This track leads to fields, so presumably the regular pattern of the closest field... more

TL0968 : Station Road, Kimbolton by David Howard
Station Road, Kimbolton

TL0869 : Field by Bustard Hill, Tilbrook by David Howard
Field by Bustard Hill, Tilbrook

TL0869 : Bustard Hill, Tilbrook by David Howard
Bustard Hill, Tilbrook

TL0870 : Houses on Bustard Hill, Tilbrook by David Howard
Houses on Bustard Hill, Tilbrook
The house on the right was built in 2021

TL0870 : May Tree on Bustard Hill, Tilbrook by David Howard
May Tree on Bustard Hill, Tilbrook

TL0873 : High Street, Catworth by David Howard
High Street, Catworth

TL0874 : Fox Road Interchange, Brington by David Howard
Fox Road Interchange, Brington
Connecting to the A14

TL0376 : Layby on the A14 east of Thrapston by David Howard
Layby on the A14 east of Thrapston

TL0376 : The A14 east of Thrapston by David Howard
The A14 east of Thrapston

SP9878 : The Islip Bypass, Thrapston by David Howard
The Islip Bypass, Thrapston

SP9088 : Jet petrol station on Geddington Road, Corby by David Howard
Jet petrol station on Geddington Road, Corby

SP9187 : House on Corby Road, Stanion by David Howard
House on Corby Road, Stanion

SP9187 : Corby Road, Stanion by David Howard
Corby Road, Stanion

SP9187 : Corby Road, Stanion by David Howard
Corby Road, Stanion

SK7616 : Large house on Melton Road, Burton Lazars by David Howard
Large house on Melton Road, Burton Lazars
There is a double garage beyond the gates.

SK7616 : Melton Road, Burton Lazars by David Howard
Melton Road, Burton Lazars
Burton Lazars is a village before you reach Melton Mowbray.

SK6034 : Pre-Worboys no through road sign on Lenton Circle, Tollerton by David Howard
Pre-Worboys no through road sign on Lenton Circle, Tollerton
Complete with its original striped pole.

SK8702 : Oakham Road, Preston by David Howard
Oakham Road, Preston

SK8702 : Flats on Oakham Road, Preston by David Howard
Flats on Oakham Road, Preston
These look more like a Victorian mill but are fairly new.

SK8702 : Oakham Road, Preston by David Howard
Oakham Road, Preston

SK8704 : Uppingham Road, Manton by David Howard
Uppingham Road, Manton

SK8708 : Park by Burley Park Way, Oakham by David Howard
Park by Burley Park Way, Oakham

SK8600 : Woodland by Uppingham Road by David Howard
Woodland by Uppingham Road
The trees run along the A47

SP8699 : Red Hill, Uppingham by David Howard
Red Hill, Uppingham

SP8698 : London Road south of Uppingham by David Howard
London Road south of Uppingham

SP8698 : Parking area on London Road south of Uppingham by David Howard
Parking area on London Road south of Uppingham

SP8697 : Layby on Uppingham Road, Stoke Dry by David Howard
Layby on Uppingham Road, Stoke Dry

SP8693 : Uppingham Road, Caldecott by David Howard
Uppingham Road, Caldecott

SP8693 : Rose Villa, Caldecott by David Howard
Rose Villa, Caldecott

SP8693 : Uppingham Road, Caldecott by David Howard
Uppingham Road, Caldecott

SP8691 : Main Street Rockingham by David Howard
Main Street Rockingham
Quite a nice traditional village.

SP8691 : Rockingham Village Hall by David Howard
Rockingham Village Hall

SP8679 : Small park on Rockingham Road, Kettering by David Howard
Small park on Rockingham Road, Kettering

SP8679 : Rockingham Road, Kettering by David Howard
Rockingham Road, Kettering

SP8777 : The Co-op store on London Road, Kettering by David Howard
The Co-op store on London Road, Kettering

SP8694 : Uppingham Road north of Caldecott by David Howard
Uppingham Road north of Caldecott

SP8694 : Uppingham Road north of Caldecott by David Howard
Uppingham Road north of Caldecott

SK8212 : Woodland by Melton Road, Langham by David Howard
Woodland by Melton Road, Langham

SK8212 : Melton Road, Langham by David Howard
Melton Road, Langham

SK7913 : Oakham Road, Leesthorpe by David Howard
Oakham Road, Leesthorpe

SK7222 : Nottingham Road, Ab Kettleby by David Howard
Nottingham Road, Ab Kettleby

SK7123 : Nottingham Road, Broughton Hill by David Howard
Nottingham Road, Broughton Hill

SK7024 : Nottingham Road, Broughton Hill by David Howard
Nottingham Road, Broughton Hill

SK6925 : Nottingham Road, Nether Broughton by David Howard
Nottingham Road, Nether Broughton

SK6925 : New houses on Main Road, Nether Broughton by David Howard
New houses on Main Road, Nether Broughton
It took over nine months to reach this level of completion.

SK6925 : New houses on Main Road, Nether Broughton by David Howard
New houses on Main Road, Nether Broughton
This row were built from late 2021 onwards.

SK6826 : The Tap and Run, Upper Broughton by David Howard
The Tap and Run, Upper Broughton

SK7815 : Melton Road, Little Dalby by David Howard
Melton Road, Little Dalby

SK7914 : Oakham Road, Leesthorpe by David Howard
Oakham Road, Leesthorpe

SK7914 : Oakham Road, Leesthorpe by David Howard
Oakham Road, Leesthorpe
The view crosses grid squares at the crossroads.

SK7914 : Field by Oakham Road, Leesthorpe by David Howard
Field by Oakham Road, Leesthorpe

SK7914 : Field by Oakham Road, Leesthorpe by David Howard
Field by Oakham Road, Leesthorpe

SK7914 : Field by Oakham Road, Leesthorpe by David Howard
Field by Oakham Road, Leesthorpe

SK8013 : Sign entering Rutland on Oakham Road near Whissendine by David Howard
Sign entering Rutland on Oakham Road near Whissendine
The signs remained in 1975 when Rutland was abolished, and remain since its revival since.

SK8411 : Melton Road, Langham by David Howard
Melton Road, Langham

SK8411 : Terrace of houses on Melton Road, Langham by David Howard
Terrace of houses on Melton Road, Langham

SK8609 : Roundabout on Burley Park Way, Oakham by David Howard
Roundabout on Burley Park Way, Oakham

SK8708 : Burley Park Way, Oakham by David Howard
Burley Park Way, Oakham

SP8693 : Lamby Automobiles on Main Street, Caldecott by David Howard
Lamby Automobiles on Main Street, Caldecott

SP8693 : Mill Lane, Caldecott by David Howard
Mill Lane, Caldecott
From Main Street

SK6528 : Melton Road, Widmerpool by David Howard
Melton Road, Widmerpool

SK6528 : Melton Road, Widmerpool by David Howard
Melton Road, Widmerpool

SK6430 : Melton Road, Stanton on the Wolds by David Howard
Melton Road, Stanton on the Wolds

SK6627 : Melton Road, Hickling Pastures by David Howard
Melton Road, Hickling Pastures

SK6528 : Melton Road, Widmerpool by David Howard
Melton Road, Widmerpool

SK6627 : Bridleway off Melton Road, Hickling Pastures by David Howard
Bridleway off Melton Road, Hickling Pastures

SP9880 : The Lowick Bypass by David Howard
The Lowick Bypass

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