About Bestwood Village
Once a colliery village, Bestwood Village sits to the east of Hucknall and north of Bulwell. It is neighboured by the village of Papplewick.
Accessible from the village is Bestwood Country Park which offers 650 acres of open space and beautiful woodland walks. All these areas would at one time have been part of the largest of the royal deer parks of medieval Sherwood Forest. Pathways through the woodland lead to the Gothic style Bestwood Lodge. Completed in 1885, the building (now a hotel) is steeped in Royal and political history.
The coal mine was one of the most successful mines in Nottinghamshire. The surviving headstock and winding house has been preserved to commemorate Bestwood’s industrial heritage and stands at the entrance to the park and is now a listed building
Bestwood Mill Lakes are a hidden gem within the village, having been constructed for use by the old water mills which are no longer in use.
The area has its own local amenities including a village shop, post office and St Marks Church together with a social club and community centre. There is also a nursery and primary school.
Bus routes provide links from Bestwood Village to the surrounding areas including Nottingham City Centre and Mansfield. The nearest tram stop is Moor Bridge located a 15-minute walk away, providing further transport links.