Stockley Trail

Countryside pond

The Stockley Trail is a two mile multi-user trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders which links Peter Fidler Reserve, Carr Vale Nature Reserve and Stockley Ponds.

What you might find

The reserves are on a main migration route and through the winter months large numbers of birds call to feed here.

Look for the waders feeding and listen for the squealing call of a water rail hiding in the marshy areas.

In the summer you should be able to see or hear warblers, yellowhammer and skylark.

How to find us

You can find Stockley Trail close to junction 29 of the M1. Access either from Station Road, the bottom of Bolsover Hill or from the Mansfield Road near Glapwell.


There is one car park off the A632 at the bottom of Bolsover Hill and a second close to Ma Hubbard's pub on the A617 Mansfield Road. Both car parks are included in our Horse box parking scheme − you will need a permit and key, available from Clay Cross Countryside Centre.

The trail was once part of the Midland Railway taking passengers from Chesterfield to Mansfield. Now you can enjoy spending time in the Doe Lea Valley alongside nature reserves and countryside sites.

Facilities available

  • FootpathYes
  • Bridleway/Horse riding trailYes
  • Picnic areaYes
  • Woodland with public accessNo
  • Wildlife areaNo
  • MuseumNo
  • Light refreshmentsNo
  • ParkingYes
  • ToiletsNo
  • Easy access for allYes
  • On-site informationNo
  • 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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