#AYearOfBuses 141: Sutton – Nottingham
We’re staying in the Midlands today on #AYearOfBuses – popping over the border from Derbyshire into Nottinghamshire.
Trent Barton’s 141 is an often-overlooked but absolutely delightful bus route, linking Nottingham with Bestwood, Hucknall, Ravenshead, Linby and Sutton in Ashfield. It’s changed very little over the past 30 years or so (aside from being shortened – it used to run to Clay Cross), taking a scenic stroll through some of the Nottinghamshire’s quaintest countryside.
Highlights on the 141 include Bestwood Country Park, with its preserved winding engine house of the former Bestwood Colliery, and the village of Papplewick, complete with its Grand Victorian Pumping Station, which is close by.
Sadly, these delightful Optare Excel 2s are now long gone – but thanks to Matt Burley for the cracking photo.