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 (opens in a new window) 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.

How to find us

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 is also on street parking at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre near Chesterfield, the southern most point of the trail.

Get out and enjoy!

You can walk, cycle or horse ride the six miles from Killamarsh to Staveley. The walking and cycling route then follows a scenic five miles of the Chesterfield Canal towpath through to Chesterfield. The si6 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 (opens in a new window) that are now countryside sites. Look for the signs as they are easily accessed from the trail and well worth a visit. They are great places to stop for a picnic and for the abundance of wildlife you might see.

Related documents

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