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Royal, Railways, Rother and Return

Type:Walking Event

Chesterfield Railway Station
Corporation Street
S41 7UB
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The entrance to Chesterfield Station with statue of George Stephenson out front


This is a pretty, quiet and mainly off-road circular walk.  It is one of Transition Chesterfield’s car-free walks.  

From the Railway Station, you will be climbing through Tapton golf course using off-road woodland paths.  Fine views of Chesterfield and beyond can be seen on a clear day.  

After walking through Chesterfield Royal hospital grounds, you will go via Hady through fields and woodland.  

Finally, you will return to the station using a short section along the main road and back alongside the river Rother.

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Grid reference – SK 38806 71405
This is a circular walk
No stiles

Organised by Transition Chesterfield

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00 per adult

Children under 16 go FREE (must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Booking essential



  • Children welcome - Family friendly walk. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Must be on a lead


  • Accessibility of route - Leisurely
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 1 rest stop, no stiles
  • Length of route (miles) - 4 miles
  • Typical duration of route - 2½ hours

Opening Times

Season (14 May 2023)
Sunday13:30 - 16:00
Season (17 May 2023)
Wednesday17:30 - 20:00

* Walk will start promptly.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

There is private parking at the Railway Station or at Brimington Road and the directions below are to the Station.

From North/South 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 right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right lane and, at traffic lights go straight on. Follow road round Crooked Spire Church and, at traffic lights select right lane and go straight on. At next traffic lights select right lane and follow signs to Sheffield Road and Station round roundabout. Exit down Brewery Street and follow road to roundabout. Go straight on to railway station.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road. Select right hand lane and, at traffic lights at top of hill turn right. Follow road to roundabout with car park in middle. Select right hand lane and take 3rd exit down Brewery Street (signposted for Station). Follow road to roundabout and go straight on to railway station.

Public Transport Directions

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre

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