Lambley is a small village near Nottingham. The name Lambley contains the Old English words lamb and lēah meaning a forest, wood, glade, clearing and later pasture.
Due in part to its close commuting distance to Nottingham (approx. 6 miles), property in the village has become sought after. The Village is situated in a shallow valley, close to the floodplain of the River Trent. It also lies adjacent to Gedling, a suburb of Nottingham. There are a mix of old and new properties, but the area still retains the air of an archetypal English village.
The centre of the village is a conservation area with many fine vernacular buildings, a beautiful Perpendicular church, and an open space called the Pingle, which was the site of a medieval Manor House. The village was once famous for framework knitting. There is a stream called Cocker Beck running through the “Dumbles” (woods) and through the middle of the village. Lambley Dumbles are a secluded series of small, deep, valleys running into the village from the direction of Mapperley Plains, to the West, noted for their geology and ancient woodland, rich in flowers and ferns. They are accessed along three marked village trails.
There are three public houses, The Woodlark Inn, The Robin Hood Inn and The Lambley Village Kitchen. Amenities include a skiing equipment store, accountancy, architects, garden centre, boarding kennels and caravan storage. There is a Primary School which takes pupils from a wide catchment area, and which has an excellent academic record
Nottingham City Transport serves the villages with regular buses to Nottingham. There are also transport links to Arnold, Netherfield and nearby villages. The A6097 and A612 trunk roads pass through Lowdham. The nearest railway station is Lowdham on the Lincoln- Newark-Nottingham line.