The Silverhill Trail was developed on a former mineral railway that once served Silverhill Colliery.
The Silverhill Trail is one of the trails that make up the Phoenix Greenways and offers great opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding.
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, crosses the county boundary and joins the Pleasley Trail network at Teversal in Nottinghamshire.
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.
Bridleway/Horse riding trail
Easy access for all
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 attached to this page). For details of our horse box parking scheme please contact Clay Cross Countryside Centre.
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