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Cycling in Clay Cross

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Original course of the Chesterfield Canal, the Brindley Loops.

Original route of the Chesterfield Canal, the Brindley loops

Old Ramcroft branch line that served Ramcroft colliery. The line, and bridge over the river Doe Lea could provide a great link from the Stockley Trail to Heath, and the 5 pits trail. Access between the old railway line and nearby PF in the ... [more]

Large fallen tree on access to old Beighton branch line off cuckoo way

track with water damage


Track Junction

Fair access gate, but surface is poor

field side track

looking towards the solar farm


Path up to Arkwright

Trail Junction east of Arkwright

TPT near Arkwright


Trail Junction

Hores Hop but no cycle access - tricky for anyone using an adapted cycle

poor surface

slightly better surface here

Stile and gate in a puddle !

Access to Heath village from busy main road.

Footbridge over River Doe Lea. Leading towards Rylah Hill.

Path that leads from Doe Lea /Bramley Vale up the side of the dual carriageway and under the J29 subway towards Heath

Gate on TPT connection trail at Arkwright, surely this could be removed /improved

Old railway line that connects Arkwright with the TPT

Farm track looking towards Longcourse Lane, taken February 2021

Bridleway towards Cock Alley

Route of an old railway line, now a farm track

Bridleway on the route of an old railway line

Bridleway, muddy in the dip

Bridleway, was formerly the route of a railway line to Heath.

Access over dual carriageway to farm and footpath

Footpath off start of 5 pits trail at Corbriggs

Longcourse Lane

Access to five pits trail from Heath

Footpath towards five pits trail from Heath Village

Footpath towards five pits trail from Heath Village

Footpath from Heath to five pits trail

Ramcroft trail

Access to "Ramcroft Trail" then onto Stockley Trail, using side of field that isn't used for crops. Ramcroft trial is an old Railway line that served Ramcroft Colliery until the 1960s, complete with flat concrete topped stone bridge ove ... [more]

Public footpath up to Heath from Stockley Trail

M1 underpass, part of public footpath up to Heath from Stockley Trail

Footpath towards Stockley Trail from Heath

Footpath down side of field, and alongside of M1 up to Heath from Stockley trail

Footpath down side of field between Heath and Stockley Trail

Footpath through fields towards Heath from Stockley trail

Footpath up to Heath from Stockley Trail

Footpath towards Stockley Trail from Heath (it's a better route to use the farmers track at the side of the field that go through the middle of the field in my experience)

Bridge over A617 (Chesterfield by-pass) towards Stockley Trail from Heath / Five pits trail

Footpath up to Heath Village from Stockley Trail

Public footpath from Heath to Stockley Trail

Ramcroft branch line

Old Ramcroft branch line

Trail looking towards Duckmanton

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.

Trail to Arkwright

Access onto Longcourse Lane

Trail between Duckmanton and Arkwright

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

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]

Path around Arkwright village

Path to rear of Arkwright village

Track to rear of Arkwright

Track around back of Arkwright

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

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

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

Dingle Lane

Dingle Lane

Dingle Lane

Dingle Lane

Railway bridge on Dingle Lane

Dingle Lane

Steps from Dingle Lane to old railway line /footpath to Hady

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

Ramcroft branch line

Fencing on railway bridge over B6058 (Station Road)

Old railway bridge over B6058 (Station Road)

Blocked off old railway bridge over Chesterfield Canal, access can be gained around the bridge then rejoin the old railway line the other side.

Disused old railway bridge over disused Chesterfield Canal

Footpath /farming access track

Footpath & farmers access route under M1

Access alongside Chesterfield Canal under Main Road.

Cuckoo Way, towpath for the Chesterfield Canal, the canal should be returning along this stretch within the next few years

K Barrier between Avenue site and Mill Lane - too narrow!

This Sustrans cycle route runs along an old railway line as is evident here at this bridge - and with the motorbike deterrent gate at the end.

Good wide riding surface here, allowing conversation

Access point to the bridleway for horses and stern no parking signs

Sustrans NCN cycle track on former railway route

Bridleway / cycletrack NCN 67 / 62

Looking down onto the area where a new bridleway is being constructed to form an alternative to this busy road.

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