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The best sledge runs in Nottinghamshire

Where are the best sledge runs in Nottinghamshire? We've opened the debate... to the big kids in the office and beyond.

Everyone has their own personal favourite. Here we reveal some of the better places to get down on your bottom and let the white stuff take you away...

Michaela Atkins, producer of BBC Radio Nottingham's Afternoon Show
Mickey's bank - at the back of Sutton Lawn (next to the A38) - need good cover to get speed up - quite steep - look out for hidden clumps that might throw you off - soft hawthorne hedge at the bottom to slow you down, it sort of grabs your coat as you fly through it!

Elaine Thelen, BBC News Online, Nottingham
Near the Nottingham Knight roundabout there's a great sledging slope where we take our boys, I think it's classed as the A52 stretch - the dual carriageway opposite Landmere Lane, it's where the stables are. It's a fantastic run!

Christine Bacon, BBC Radio Nottingham's former Mansfield correspondent
Berry Hill Park in Mansfield is good for sledging. Also, Debdale Lane - the banking on the right hand side of Debdale Lane when travelling from Mansfield to Mansfield Woodhouse.

Sophie Stewart, Editor of BBC Radio Nottingham
Colwick Hill is wicked - really steep and scary. Green's Windmill in Sneinton is a shorter hill, but still good.

Lynnette Broadley, PA at BBC Nottingham
Wollaton Park and a field in Lambley off the Dumbles - had great fun there, and my daughter broke her arm sledging, and we all used to sit on a big piece of polythene, trays etc which was more exciting than the boring sledge. My husband made a fab sledge and the first time we used it we ended up in the stream at the bottom of the field!

Simon Ford, former BBC Radio Nottingham newsreader
Beside the cricket pitch at Edwinstowe and Rushcliffe Country Park.

Brian Sharpe, director of BBC East Midlands Today
There used to be a good slope at the back of St Paul's Church on Boundary Rd, West Bridgford... but a certain amount of the area has been built on now.... don't know whether it still exists.

last updated: 05/02/2009 at 09:12
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Have Your Say

Where's your favourite sledging spot in Nottinghamshire?

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It's all about Bramcote Park!

I cannot believe that no one has mentioned Woodthorpe Park. A highly sledged area with many different slopes. The golf course lends itself to ski ramps as well. Brilliant fun but ususally busy!

John Shacklock
Georges Park Bramcote Village. But my Favourite place, Where I used to do my sledging is on the old Pads. On Porchester Road Nottingham, It is where they have built some houses and the slope runs down into the old Nottingham Brick yard. But again they have built houses there. When I was a child in the old brick works was a football pitch.

The Misk Hills in Hucknall is fantastic! :o)Wish I could get there!Has anyone got any plastic sheets spare??? ...And I'm 30 years old!Also Wollaton Park!

bulwell forest golf course
our kids loved, just took up a couple of trays

Scott, Hucknall
Land off Common Lane, great steep slope.

Sarah Whibley
Where I grew up in Woodborough there are some fields called 'Unners Fields'. We all used to call then 'The Honeys' and they were awsome. It was a really long run maybe 300 metres and we'd get inside fertiliser bags and throw ourselves down!

Tim Green
Bramcote Rec from the top over the footpath to the bottom, but watch out for the huge trees!!! Great fun. Would love to be there now!!

tommy joyce
its has to be monks calvo can get so much speed on that hill have toi be carful though someone alreay gone hospital

Samantha, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Best place i have found is the massive hill in Silverhill Park, get some speed up and you fly down there!

tom from calverton
monks hill off georges lane, calverton. just went down 2day, brilliant!!! out there for 6 hours and by back and but are killing me!!!!!!

Defo the hill, behind Lowes Wong School in Southwell, used to nick me mum's serving trays if one had no seldge.

Got to be 'door one'-Kimberley. Used to achieve mach speed in the seventies....

Matthew Wheldon
Digby park, Mapperley, but watch for the thorn bushes at the bottom. Or Mapperley Golf course if you didnt get chased off by security ;)

karen potter
bulwell forest golf course the big dip in the middle half way betweenbulwell and top valley

Down at the Hook in Lady Bay

The big hill on Woodthorpe Park is Excellent!

Joshua Bell
Mansfield Woodhouse Slag Heap Oxclose Wood Next to the train station Excellent For sledging and Skiing!!!!

Sledge King
MONKS' Hill In Calverton Is Amazing! I Travel From Miles Away Just To Get A Few Runs In It's THAT Good. Recommended For All!

Tony Stocks. Retired former Evening Post photograp
In my younger days, Mill Lane in Huthwaite. In good conditions you could sledge down from Sutton Road as far as the New Hucknall colliery yard, nearly half a mile. But a bit of a drag to get back to the top

Digby park, Mapperley, next to the golf course. Fond memories of sledging there in the last great snow

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