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A Bit of a Beast

Type:Walking Event

Bolsover Castle
Castle Street
Bolsover
Derbyshire
S44 6PR
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Tel01246 345777

Walkers in Chesterfield area countryside

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Fancy doing the beast but can’t manage the whole 20 miles?

Join the Hairy Hikers as we stride out to see some of the best sites of the Beast of Bolsover but in a more compact walk.

This is a shorter walk taking in some of the fantastic countryside around Bolsover.

Booking essential
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This is a circular walk
1-5 stiles
Please bring a packed lunch

Organised by the Hairy Hikers.

Guide Prices

Admission free. Booking essential.

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome - Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs must be on a lead

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Moderate
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 2-3 rest stops, 1-5 stiles
  • Length of route (miles) - 10 miles
  • Typical duration of route - 6½ hours with 2-3 rest stops

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North (follow brown signs) Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 1st exit off roundabout (Markham Road). At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). Follow road to next roundabout and take 3rd exit (Markham Lane). At next roundabout take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road for approx 1 mile and, at roundabout, take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road for just under a mile into Bolsover and take right turn (Castle Street, brown signpost for Castle). Follow road to left hand bend and Castle is on right. Car parking available close to Castle entrance.

From South (follow brown signs) Leave M1 motorway at junction 29A and take 3rd exit off roundabout (Markham Road). Follow road under M1 and, at roundabout go straight on. At next roundabout take 3rd exit (Markham Lane), then follow route from North.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway. At roundabout take 4th exit (M1 North). Leave M1 at next junction (29A), then follow route from South

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Follow road, going straight on at traffic lights, for about 1 mile and, at traffic lights (Royal Hospital) go straight on. Follow road, going straight on at mini roundabout, for approx 1¼ miles to traffic lights and go straight on. At roundabout take 3rd exit (A632). Follow road for just under a mile into Bolsover and take right turn (Castle Street, brown signpost for Castle). Follow road to left hand bend and Castle is on right. Car parking available close to Castle entrance.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by bus - go to Travelline for details. Or contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre by phone on 01246 345777 or by email at tourism@chesterfield.gov.uk

 

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