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Unstone Line and Peak Resort

Type:Walking Event

Lay by between Unstone and Dronfield
Chesterfield Road
S18 4AP
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Walking around Unstone


A walk that follows the former Unstone Railway Line and then alongside the River Drone to the proposed Peak Resort footpath, then branching off to Ouzle Bank, down to Unstone Hall and back to the starting point. 

We leave the lay-by towards Unstone and take a left up Hardacre Lane, joining the old Unstone Railway Line at the top, taking in the mining history of the area.  We then head past Unstone Community Centre, crossing Crow Lane to pass by Ramshaw Lodge to again pick up the railway line passing under the viaduct (this area may be very muddy) carrying the current Chesterfield to Sheffield line.

Following the River Drone we then cross the B6057 into the proposed Peak Resort through the main gate. We follow the footpath clockwise through Roughpiece Wood and at the top cross open fields to Ouzle Bank to admire the views. We then head downhill through the open fields to Unstone Hall before re-crossing the B6057 to return to the lay-by.

Walk grading - leisurely (walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience).

Organised by Dronfield Footpaths and Bridleways Society

Guide Prices

Free of charge
Booking essential



  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)


  • Accessibility of route - Route not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 1 rest stop, 1-5 stiles
  • Length of route (miles) -
  • Typical duration of route - 3 hours 15 minutes

Opening Times

Season (28 June 2021)
Monday10:15 - 13:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29. Follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At roundabout select right-hand lane and take 3rd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Tesco) select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit (A61). Leave A61 by 1st exit and at end of slip road turn right (B6057). Follow road towards Dronfield and lay-by on right (approx 3 miles). From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South. From West Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At traffic lights go straight on. At roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield), then follow route from NorthSouth.

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