The Victorian Garden Cemetery at Spital at Chesterfield
Walking Event, Tue 9 May 2017, free entry
Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre
Events at this Venue
This walk starts and ends at Chesterfield Railway Station, talking in, on its way, a giant snail, ‘Mollusk’ by Liz Lemon, the site of the works where Markham made the tunnelling shields for the Channel Tunnel in the 1980s, the place where there was a Leper hospital, arriving at our midway point, the magnificent Victorian Garden Cemetery of Spital among trees, on a hillside, with its monuments and chapels. We return by another route that takes us under the A61 past the Twisted Spire where members might want to break off from the group to spend time in the town centre.
1½ miles, moderate, no stiles
Meet at Chesterfield Railway Station Forecourt (near bike lockers), Corporation Street, Chesterfield. S41 7UB
Children welcome (must be accompanied by an adult if under 16)
Dogs allowed on a lead
Toilet available on route
Wheelchair accessible (accompanied users)
Accessible by public transport
Number 83 at 10:07 from Bolsover Market Place, arriving Chesterfield at 10:43
Number 83 at 13:20 from Stephenson Place (stop K2), arriving Bolsover at 10:55
Check details on www.travelineeastmidlands.co.uk
Parking fee charged
Parking scratchcards available
Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 388 714
Organised by Friends of Spital Cemetery
|Tue 9 May 2017||11:00 to 13:00|
Donations to Friends of Spital Cemetery will be gratefully accepted
- Chesterfield Area Walking Festival
SK 384711 53.23554 -1.42613
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left hand lane and take 1st left (Beetwell Street). Follow road for approx 500 yards (passing Vicar Lane multi storey car park), and turn left down Park Road. Take first left turning into Beetwell Street multi storey car park.
For surface car parks at traffic light controlled roundabout select left lane and take 3rd exit. Keep to left and, at next roundabout take 1st exit (continuous lane). At traffic lights select right hand lane and go straight on. At roundabout (traffic light controlled) keep in right lane and take 4th exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 3rd right turning (Rose Hill East) and turn into car park on left or right.
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 3rd right turning (Rose Hill West) and turn into car park on left or right.
: 0 miles from Chesterfield station
- Baby changing facilities
- Cash Point
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Gift shop
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted