The journey from Ruddington to Rushcliffe Halt
heads out across Gotham Moor with views across to Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station and the Trent Valley beyond. As the line crosses Fairham Brook it begins a gentle climb towards East Leake.
Rushcliffe Halt station (named after the adjacent golf club), is at the edge of the village. Usually sleepy, the station really comes alive on gala days as all trains cross here on their way north and south.
Leaving Rushcliffe Halt, the line continues to climb through the village of East Leake. The former station here is proposed for re-opening.
The line continues it's climb to Barnstone Tunnel before continuing into the picturesque Soar Valley. Dropping towards Loughborough it then makes a sweeping series of "S" curves as it drops in height, before crossing the River Soar on an impressive brick-arch viaduct.
Passing the works of Brush (famous for building locomotives), our line ends on the north-eastern side of the town. A new station is proposed here, which will provide access to the nearby East Midlands Trains station.