Horseshoe Trail - National Forest Cycle and Walk
This cycling and walking trail in Derbyshire takes you on a tour of the countryside, villages and reservoirs near Burton-Upon-Trent and Swadlincote. It uses a mixture of quiet roads, bridleways and the woodland trails of the National Forest. There's some challenging climbs but with fabulous views over the surrounding South Derbyshire countryside.
The route starts at the pretty Foremark Reservoir and heads to Repton Common and Milton before coming to the pretty village of Ticknall. Woodland sections through Stantons Wood and Robin Wood take you towards Ingleby and Seven Spouts before the final section takes you back to the reservoir via the Hangman's Stone.
To extend your walking in the area you can visit the lovely Staunton Harold Reservoir or Calke Abbey. Here you will find woodland, ponds, meadows and a deer park.
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Horseshoe Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Horseshoe Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Horseshoe Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Horseshoe Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the pretty village of Ticknall there are a few good refreshment options to consider. For example there's the excellent Chequers Inn. The friendly pub has a cosy fire indoors and a good sized garden area to sit out in. You can find it in the village at 27 High St with a postcode of DE73 7JH for your sat navs. At Staunton Harold Reservoir and Foremark reservoir there are also two very good on site cafes to stop at.