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Cycling in Bolsover

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New cycle link being created at Pleasley Vale linking Forge Lane with Wood Lane, Shirebrook, a much needed addition to keep people away from the fast and busy Common Lane. Part of the Archaeological Way.

Archaeological Way at Pleasley being upgraded with a better and wider surface

Path from Palterton to Hillstown

Farm track /footpath that provides off road access from Shuttlewood to Woodthorpe /Markham Vale /Seymour area

Footpath from Palterton to Hillstown, the best off road alternative to the fast road which runs parallel

The hollow of Church Lane between Shuttlewood Road, and Stanfree. Very muddy and rutty. A nice link from Stanfree to the Bolsover area but the lane is in very poor condition

Poor surface for bicycles etc

Level crossing off Littlewood Lane, steps and stiles, not good for bicycle access

Level crossing off Littlewood Lane. Hard work with a bicycle

Trail at Shirebrook Wood

Footpath between Hillstown and Scarcliffe

Gang Lane, Scarcliffe

Well used footpath between Scarcliffe and Stony Houghton

Footpath between Scarcliffe and Stony Houghton, at the side of Roseland Wood

Footpath at Stony Houghton

Footpath at Stony Houghton leading onto Scarcliffe

Newly surfaced bridleway at Pleasley

Standing water filling the entire width of the Stockley Trail after lots of rain in the winter

Paths across fields from Adin Avenue, Shuttlewood towards Markham Vale. Direct off road route to the industrial estate from a nearby village.

Looking towards where the old railway sidings were at Seymour, taken on the River Doe Lea flood bank off Seymour Link Road

Where the old railway sidings meet the flood bank for the river doe lea.

Clowne Greenway

Clowne branch line greenway

Always a big puddle here, could do with a better surface as after heavy rain it's hard to get around it as it fills the lane

Ruts in bridleway making it hard to cycle

Ford across Water Lane, Stony Houghton.

Entrance to Birch Hill Plantation, off Mansfield Road. Taken from Poulterwell Lane, that leads to Palterton.

Poulterwell Lane, where the water runs across the lane from Poulter well and forms the start of the river Poulter

Church Road Stanfree. Good surface here but gets very muddy and rutty further down towards Bolsover. Could be a good off road cycle path linking Stanfree with the edge of Bolsover if the surface was improved.

Church Road, otherwise known as Stanfree Lane, links Stanfree with Shuttlewood Road Bolsover, cutting out main roads through Shuttlewood.

Route signs at Hoodcroft access on Clowne Greenway. This turn off is the quickest access to Stanfree

Signposts on Clowne Greenway

Hoodcroft Lane. Bridleway linking Stanfree to the Clowne Greenway, main access for the residents of Stanfree. Surface not ideal to cycle on most of the year.

Oxcroft branch line

Bridleway between Shirebrook and Stony Houghton, very muddy in winter

Bolsover branch line

Longhedge Lane, currently being surfaced and made into a cycle trail

Cycle path on castle fields

Cycle path on castle fields

Good surface pathway connecting castle fields with New Bolsover /Carr Vale

Poor deteriorating surface on Stockley Trail, rain has run down the slope, washed the surface away and caused a deep rut in the middle

Access from path at Nether Langwith, gated but with gap access left to the side.

Stone bridge over old LDECR railway cutting, now filled in on one side

Single-track but plenty of room

path though woods, currently a footpath but used by many cyclists

Path through woods, used by many cyclists

Path towards Shirebrook

Wide track between woodlands, used by cyclists

Track through woodland, used by cyclists to get from Langwith to Scarcliffe

path linking Shirebrook and Langwith with Scarcliffe

Stile, but a gap has been left giving access for cyclists, horse riders etc, only a footpath though.

Singletrack through edge of woodland

path through woods

Footbridge over river Poulter

path through woods

Single-track pathway side of river Poulter

Path side of river Poulter

Old path from Clowne Road to Church Road than runs alongside Hawke Brook, a lot more overgrown and disused than it was in the 80s!

Not suitable for cycling (at least not for a while) but there's an old footpath alongside Hawke Brook that's been used for generations to gain access from Clowne Road, to Church Road, although it's a lot less used these days than 30 years a ... [more]

Former Shuttlewood water treatment works. Possibly a way of forming a connection to the old Oxcroft Branch Line and then onto Seymour from the Oxcroft/Bolsover area

Site of former Shuttlewood water treatment works, all been flattened now, but the old track to the site remains, and could provide access to Mill Lane/ the former oxcroft disposal point site.

Old lane up to Bentinck Road. The terraced houses were built for Oxcroft Colliery, and the lane was used by the miners to get to work until the colliery closed in the 1970s.

Drainage channels under Woodhouse Lane. There is/was an underpass here, it was filled in after the landscaping of the former pit tip was completed.

Track parallel with Woodhouse Lane but behind the tree line.

Footpath from Hill top /Blind Lane, looking towards Shuttlewood

Footpath leading to Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood

Footpath between hill top/Woodhouse Lane and Chesterfield Road

Well used path between fields, off of the official public footpath

Blind Lane, quite picturesque with stream down side of road

Blind Lane

Footpath through trees

Bolsover Colliery tip, some nice trails on here, plus great views of the Castle

Trail on Bolsover pit tip

Ramcroft trail

Disused railway line that provides a great alternative to the footpath through the fields up to Heath from the Stockley Trail

Opening into field from old Ramcroft branch line, over flat, and well constructed concrete topped, stone railway bridge, linking up with existing footpath through fields and under M1 to Heath.

Church Road looking towards Shuttlewood Road

Church Road towards Stanfree. An old lane in need of some TLC

Church Road, a decent surface here

Path on Church Road, needs improving to make it easier to cycle on.

Overgrown pathway on Church Road, flatter than the proper path which has deep ruts but needs some TLC to make it easier to bike on. Unfortunately this lane suffers due to motorbike use.

Path along hawke brook used by local people, would be nice to see it as a proper walk

Track on old pit tip

track around old pit tip

track around old pit tip , a good loop for mountain bikes

Old Branch line, recently cleared, suitable for mountain bikers

Plaque commemorating the death in 1909 of a crossing attendant and on Christmas Eve 1910 of three children and another child in 1923 on the unmanned level crossing of the Lancashire Derbyshire and East Coast Railway at Carr Vale.

Entrance to/exit from path leading down to Stockley trail and Carr Vale Nature Reserve from North View Street, Bolsover

Path leads to Carr Vale Road (ahead) or North View Street (to right). Vale Park is to the left.

Path exit onto unmade road leading down to Stockley Trail and Carr Vale Nature Reserve

Looking towards entrance of football club from unmade road - both lead to Stockley Trail to right.

entrance to footpath leading to North View Street and Carr Vale Road

Alternate path northbound to Stockley Trail from path coming down from North View Road, Bolsover

Alternate path from Stockley Trail

Alternate road up to Villas Road, Bolsover from Stockley Trail and Carr Vale Nature Reserve

Alternative route near Stockley Trail - road to right goes up to Villas Road, Bolsover - trail to left goes down to the car park and the Stockley Trail and Carr Vale Nature Reserve entrance

Alternate path route from Stockely Trail showing narrow path - disused bridge is on right

Narrow path on alternate route from Stockley Trail heading north

Looking East along Stockley Trail towards the bridge (sharp left) across the Stockley Brook

Stockley Trail looking West along Stockley Lane (unmade) - trail turns right at end of fence on right

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