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Church Road towards Stanfree. An old lane in need of some TLC

Path along hawke brook used by local people, would be nice to see it as a proper walk

Track leading up towards A632 /arkwright /bridge. Not currently accessible on the bike, but could be a great alternative in time.

Looking towards the busy A632 and well constructed bridge made for the opencasting

Clearance under bridge on busy road. There's steep banks of earth on either side of the bridge though

Bridge at busy A632 road, a good few feet of clearance under the bridge, on both sides. The bridge could be opened up and used as part of a cycle trail.

Access onto Longcourse Lane

Access onto Markham Vale tip.

Old railway line

Current path at side of busy A632 road, obviously well used by local dog walkers etc

Bridge on A632 at Arkwright, the bridge which replaced an old railway bridge, was constructed during the opencasting of the area and relocation of the village, allowing access under the road. It was filled in underneath after the opencastin ... [more]

(locked) gate access onto former pit tip.

Path heading towards Poolsbrook from Seymour / Netherthorpe, can get quite muddy other side of gate, but there's a better way by going left immediately after the ballast and staying in front of the fence until access opens up a little furth ... [more]

Access over bridge towards Shuttlewood / Woodside

Secure fence and well locked gate onto Buttermilk Lane

Ramcroft branch line

Old ramcroft branch line

Opening into field from old Ramcroft branch line, over flat, and well constructed concrete topped, stone railway bridge, linking up with existing footpath through fields and under M1 to Heath.

Cleared section of railway line, looking south.

Old Branch line, recently cleared, suitable for mountain bikers

Cleared section of old railway at Markham Vale. M1 motorway in the distance

Footpath that leads from river Doe Lea west flood bank to the branch line

Public footpath at side of Bolsover branch line, recently cleared, included ramped surface down from old railway line.. Footpath leads down onto Seymour Link Road.

Recently cleared old public footpath providing access from Bolsover branch line to Seymour Link Road

There is a bike in that sculpture somewhere.

Bolsover branch line

Bolsover branch line, looking towards Markham Vale/Poolsbrook

Bolsover branch line, looking towards Bolsover

Stockley trail extension looking towards Poolsbrook/M1 underpass.

Bolsover branch line / Stockley Trail extension, looking towards Poolsbrook/Seymour Link Road.

According to recent ordnance survey maps there is a footpath crossing over the river Doe Lea here, but it looks like it's there hasn't been any access across here for some time, can see some evidence that a bridge was here...

Old railway line from Bolsover towards Poolsbrook/Seymour Link Road.

Possible route of extension to TPT from Arkwright...

Tarmac roadway from former Arkwright Colliery, could form a useful cycle path /extension to TPT

The old railway line from Hady beyond Dingle Lane bridge

Taken from Dingle Lane, the course of the old railway line is just the other side of the first line of trees

Looking down Dingle Lane towards the old railway bridge which could form a useful cycle path from Calow to Spital/Chesterfield

End of pathway on old railway line on top of Dingle Lane bridge

Old railway line from Hady Lane going towards Dingle Lane

Access from Hady Lane towards Dingle Lane

Looking towards Hady Lane, flat land, ideal for a cycle path between Spital and Hady

Ideal flat access between Spital and Hady Lane, just needs a bit of clearance

Plenty of space between the trees to create a flat and wide cycle path between Spital and Hady

Path from Alexandra Road East leading towards Hady, a much flatter route than the old railway line

Path to Alexandra Road East from Hady

Path through the trees to Spital from Hady, narrow in places but flat land and there's scope for a wider quite direct path to be created without losing many well established trees.

Path from Hady to Spital, needs a little clearance in places but otherwise a generally flat route, many of the trees can be avoided if a slightly different and maybe more direct route is chosen

Current path from Hady to Spital through trees

Path from Hady Lane to Spital through trees, quite flat and direct, albeit restricted in places for cycling currently.

Access onto Spital Lane from old railway line, through recreation ground.

Access onto Spital Lane from railway line, narrow but potential cycle access path.

To the left, access down onto Spital Lane. The path on the right leads up to Alexandra Road East but is very steep and has steps.

Access towards Hartington Road

Access between Alexandra Road East and Hartington Road

Steep incline onto Alexandra Road East, not really suitable for cycling

Steps leading up to Alexandra Road East, not suitable for cycling

steep footpath leading up to Spital from old railway line

Ramcroft branch line

Old stone and concrete topped railway bridge over River Doe Lea, which was part of Ramcroft branch line, leading to the colliery, in the distance is an M1 underpass for farm use that also is the course of a footpath through the fields from ... [more]

Ramcroft branch line

Looking down onto the old railway line from Syday Lane

Old railway line

Old railway line looking towards Syday Lane, impassable due to overgrown vegetation, mound of earth, and steep bank at side of road

A bed of ivy on the old railway line, looking towards Syday Lane

Old railway line, from here towards Syday Lane the old line is currently virtually impassable even on foot, there is evidence people walk up the side of the field on the left, or along the tops of the banks of the railway, but it's a bit re ... [more]

Old railway line between Spinkhill tunnel and Syday Lane

Old railway line than ran from Spinkhill tunnel towards Syday Lane

Old railway line heading towards Spinkhill tunnel

Private property on old railway line between Syday Lane and Spinkhill tunnel making the route impassable.

route of old coal tramway for Oxcroft Colliery, a bridge went over the road here towards the Oxcroft branch line

route of old coal tramway towards Oxcroft Colliery

Looking towards Mill Lane, on land the used to be part of Oxcroft Colliery, the land is blocked off by a big heap of earth, stone, with additional fly tipping too.

Former Oxcroft Colliery site

Site where the coal tramway used to run from Oxcroft Colliery towards the railway

Part of old Oxcroft Colliery site, used to be a path through here before the footpath was redirected down the side of the field.

Part of the old Oxcroft Colliery site, used to be access from Mill Lane to the colliery site on the opposite side of Clowne Road

Chesterfield Town Basin - under construction as part of the Waterside Development

Changing Places Sculpture

Car Park at Peter Fiddler Nature Reserve - note height barriers if entering with cycles on roof mounted racks.

Wheeldon Mill Locks

Wheeldon Mill bottom lock looking south

The new Astra-Zeneca building and a large area of disused car parking.

Very muddy footpath from Palterton towards Glapwell

Sculpture at Tapton Lock (work in progress as at 05/12/18)

Side weir at the start of the Chesterfield Canal

Old railway line between Stockley and Rowthorne, possible route for cycle link route...

Route of old railway line, possible cycle route between Stockley Trail and Rowthorne?

Route of old railway line between Stockley and Rowthorne

Route of old railway line between Stockley and Rowthorne

Steep embankments either side of old railway line before it went into Rowthorne tunnel

Current path from old railway line towards glapwell, a nice walk but too steep for cycling

Possible cycle route down to Hardwick Park? Doesn't go anywhere at present but just on from existing National Trust route (steep steps are to the left)

Old Pathway through woods, doesn't seem to go anyway at present but could probably link up with other route through Stainsby Park onto Hodmire Hill.

Possible future cycle route between Stanfree and Bolsover... Side of Hawke Brook so not too hilly, side of fields that are walked by local folk...

Featherbed Lane

Footbridge over Hawke Brook, probably not recommended for cyclists due to narrowness, decent walk though.

Footpath over fields from Church Road, Stanfree, towards Featherbed Lane.

Possible trail through trees, currently as gets boggy in winter, possible future use... could link up with footpath over footbridge

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