Trans Pennine Trail - Chesterfield Spur
The Trans Pennine Trail crosses the country from Hull to Southport. The north-south route links Chesterfield and Leeds.
With easy gradients and surfaced paths the Trans Pennine Trail is a multi-user trail that is great all year round for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. Much of the trail can also be used by horse riders.
You can walk, cycle or horse ride the 6 miles from Killamarsh to Staveley. The walking and cycling route then follows a scenic 5 miles of the Chesterfield Canal towpath through to Chesterfield. The 6 mile bridleway loop goes from Staveley through West Wood to Chesterfield. All routes are well signed. The Trans Pennine Trail North Eastern Derbyshire leaflet is attached to this page
Find time to stop off at the former colliery sites of Westthorpe Hills and Poolsbrook Country Park that are now countryside sites. Look for the signs as they're easily accessed from the trail and well worth a visit. They're great places to stop for a picnic and for the abundance of wildlife you might see.
Bridleway/Horse riding trail
You can get on the trail at several places along the route − Killamarsh is close to Junction 31 of the M1, while Renishaw, Staveley and Poolsbrook are easily reached from Junction 30.
There are car parks at Rother Valley Country Park in Killamarsh, Poolsbrook Country Park in Staveley and off the A6135 in Renishaw. There's also on-street parking at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre near Chesterfield, the southern-most point of the trail.