walk in
the clouds

stoney clouds local nature reserve

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The “Walk in the Clouds” viewpoint gives visitors views over the Trent and Erewash Valleys and on a clear day you can see to Crich Stand, nearly 14 miles away.

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Parking on public roads at Cloudside Road and Church Drive.


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Access is via footpath from Church Drive, Cloudside Road and Ilkestone Road. View on map

‘Clouds’ may refer to the profile of the hill from a distance or it may come from ‘clud’, a Saxon word that means ‘hill’. Both are relevant to this escarpment that juts up above Sandiacre and gives far reaching views (on a clear day) of Erewash and its fields and villages.

You have plenty of options at Stoney Clouds; simply walk to the top and enjoy the view, or continue down to the Erewash canal and extend your walk up to Stanton Gate. Dale Abbey is less than 4 miles away and can be reached by public footpath or road, where you can see the old hermit’s cave built into the rock face and the Abbey ruin.

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