Plan your cycle journey online using Cyclestreets planning tool here. A choice of quickest/quietest, gradient profiles and turn by turn directions. Derbyshire County Council’s cycle map available online now has a journey planner built in too. Paper copies are also available.
Printed Chesterfield Cycle Map
The Campaign publishes its own printed cycle map of Chesterfield. These are available free of charge at the Dr Bike workshop, Visitor Information Centre near the Crooked Spire, J E James cycle shop and Tapton Lock Visitor Centre. The Chesterfield Canal Trust usually have copies on their information stall and at the Hollingwood Hub. When the Campaign has a stall we always have a stock of maps available. Contact the secretary if you are not able to pick one up in Chesterfield. Download a copy here – Chesterfield Cycle Map
The Campaign publishes a number of ride leaflets (A4 trifold) that are available free of charge. Either download below or copies are available from Dr Bike workshop, Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre and the Campaign.
No 2 Hipper Valley Trail
No 4 Six Parks Ride
No 5 TPT loop, Poolsbrook Country Park & Rother Valley Country Park (printed version is A3)
Derbyshire County Council’s Cycle Map (whole county)
Leisure routes in our local area
Five Pits Trail: A 5.5 to 7.5 mile trail which also connects with the Teversal Trail via the Silverhill Greenway.
Phoenix Greenways: A network of trails including the 5 Pits , Silverhill and Teversal Trails making a continuous traffic free path from Grassmoor to Pleasley Pit.
Archeological Way: At present from Shirebrook to Creswell using traffic free trails and quiet roads. Eventually there will be an additional section linking Pleasley Pit to Shirebrook which can be done at present but on a relatively busy road.
Clowne Greenway: The old railway line from Creswell to Seymour Jnc near Poolsbrook. Rideable but awaiting the final surfacing (June 2019). A short on road section links to the Archeological Way.
Trans Pennine Trail: The north-south section from Leeds finishes at Chesterfield Railway Station. Going south the trail splits in two at Staveley, one section taking the flat route alongside the Chesterfield Canal into Chesterfield, the other section initially using an old railway line to pass Poolsbrook Country Park and Inkersall. The TPT leaves the railway line on a hilly route to get to Chesterfield.
Carsington Water: A hilly 8-mile circular route around a Severn Trent Water reservoir. Mainly off-road with a short section along quiet roads.
Monsal Trail: A route from Matlock to Rowsley then Bakewell to Blackwell Mill, running alongside Peak Rail and then following part of the old Midland Railway and taking in a number of tunnels that were re-opened to walkers, cyclists and horse riders in May 2011.
Robin Hood Way – Creswell Crags to Clumber Park: A picturesque 6.5 mile off-road route through long stretches of woodland finishing at the National Trust’s Clumber Park. Crossing National Cycle Network Route 6, the ride can also be diverted southwards towards Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Pines for a longer ride.
Sherwood Pines Forest Park: A selection of routes is available within the park including 3-mile family trail (suitable for trailers), 6-mile adventure trail, plus off-road mountain bike and descender tracks. The park also connects with Vicar Water Country Park and National Cycle Network Route 6, offering much longer rides as well.
Upper Derwent Valley: Starting from Fairholmes Visitor Centre, a 12-mile circular route around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs. Additional bridleways adjoin the route for an extended ride.
White Peak Trails and Cycle Routes: Covering Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail, Carsington Water, Manifold Track and Dove Valley. An extensive network of trails including a circular route of around 30 miles. Long sections follow disused railway tracks and have good surfaces with gentle inclines.