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Grassmoor and the Five Pits

Type:Walking Event

Grassmoor Country Park South Car Park
Birkin Lane
Temple Normanton
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 5DA
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About

Commencing at Grassmoor Country Park we begin with a section created from now defunct railbeds that essentially provided a link between many local collieries now long since closed.  
On then to visit two of our most delightful farming hamlets, one of which boast an excellent view of Hardwick Hall, onward again to skirt around a mining village now transformed with modern housing. 

We then travel through Clay Cross to the northern and grand entrance to the mile long Clay Cross tunnel before returning to Grassmoor using a section of the Chesterfield Round Walk.

Booking essential
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Grid reference - SK 41194 67197
This is a circular walk
6-10 stiles
Bring a packed lunch

Organised by Chesterfield Ramblers

Guide Prices

Booking essential.
Free of charge, however, donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance.

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Must be on a lead

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Leisurely
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 6-10 stiles, 3 rest stops Bring a packed lunch
  • Length of route (miles) - 10 miles
  • Typical duration of route - 5½ hours

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 towards Chesterfield. Leave A617 at first exit (approx 2½ miles). At top of slip road turn left and follow road round sharp left bend into Temple Normanton. Take 2nd road on right (approx ½ mile) then first right turn (Birkin Lane) and follow road for approx ½ mile to Grassmoor Country Park car park.

From East follow A617 to M1 motorway junction, then follow route from North/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. Select right hand lane and at roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) take 2nd exit (A617). Leave by 2nd slip road (approx 2 miles) and turn right. Go straight on at traffic lights and follow road round sharp left bend into Temple Normanton. Take 2nd road on right (approx ½ mile) then first right turn (Birkin Lane) and follow road for approx ½ mile to Grassmoor Country Park car park.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield 4 miles away

Bus number 54 from Chesterfield town centre, 6 per hour

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