Silverhill Trail

Silverhill Trail The Silverhill Trail is one of the trails that make up the Phoenix Greenways and offers great opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding.  

The Silverhill Trail was developed on a former mineral railway that once served Silverhill Colliery.

Now you can use it to enjoy the splendid scenery of woodland, wetland and open countryside across rural Derbyshire.

The Trail connects the Five Pits Trail at Tibshelf Ponds across the county boundary and joins the Pleasley Trail network at Teversal in Nottinghamshire. 

How to find us

You will find the Silverhill Trail between the villages of Tibshelf and Huthwaite, which are between Junctions 28 and 29 of the M1.  


There is parking for cars and horse boxes at Tibshelf Ponds, Brierley Forest Park and Teversal Trails Visitor Centre (download the Silverhill/ Phoenix map from the related documents section of this web page). For details of our horse box parking scheme please contact Clay Cross Countryside Centre.  

So what might you see?

The trails are brilliant wildlife corridors linking countryside sites.

Grassland edges are great habitat for insects, which in turn attract small mammals and birds. Listen for birdsong as you travel the trail and see if you can see a kestrel soaring above looking for a tasty meal.

Through the spring and summer you'll see wildflowers along the trail edges which also attract butterflies and dragonflies. 

Facilities available

  • FootpathYes
  • Bridleway/Horse riding trailYes
  • Picnic areaNo
  • Woodland with public accessNo
  • Wildlife areaYes
  • MuseumNo
  • Light refreshmentsNo
  • ParkingNo
  • ToiletsNo
  • Easy access for allYes
  • On-site informationYes
  • Camping/Caravan siteNo
  • Children's play areaNo
  • GardensNo
  • Nature trailNo
  • Events areaNo
  • Cycle pathYes

Contact details

Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190

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