GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Five Pits Trail

6 miles (10 km)

This is a super off road cycling and walking trail running from Grassmoor Country Park to Tibshelf. The route follows National Cycle Route 67 but there is also a detour at Wolfie Pond which heads east to the Williamsthorpe Nature Reserve before rejoining the route south. You can use this to create a circular walk along the trail.
The trail follows the route of the old Grand Central Railway through the countryside passing the Locko bird and wildlife reserve on the way. The start and end points of the route are also delightful with Grassmoor Country Park at one end and the woodlands and meadows of Tibshelf Ponds at the other. The trail is located just three miles south of Chesterfield town centre. If you're are on your bike you could follow the Chesterfield to Alfreton cycle route along National Cycle 67 as an extension of your ride.

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Five Pits Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Five Pits Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

At the end of the route you'll find the Crown Hotel on the High Street in Tibshelf. Inside there's a cosy open fire with outdoor seating available too. You can find them at postcode DE55 5NY.

Photos

Welcome sign - geograph.org.uk - 324110

Welcome sign. This sign is opposite the entrance to the Hardstoft Roadcar park for the Five Pits Trail.

Five Pits Trail - geograph.org.uk - 611683

View of the surfaced multi user path. This photograph shows the trail betweenTimber Lane (ahead) and Holmewood (behind the viewpoint) and shows the crossing point with a public footpath. To the east (left) the footpath connects with theBranch Lanenear Astwith. To the west (right) the footpath leads toward North Wingfield.

Five Pits Trail crossing Locko Lane - geograph.org.uk - 2453547

Crossing Locko Lane

Five Pits Trail at Timber Lane, Derbyshire - geograph.org.uk - 43251

Timber Lane. There are a number of car parks and picnic areas along the Trail, this being one of them at Timber Lane. This area is on the northern edge of Broomridding Wood and the photograph is looking northeast. The trail has been reclaimed from disused railways and mine workings.

Tibshelf Common - geograph.org.uk - 588385

Tibshelf Common

Five Pits Trail by Broomridding Wood - geograph.org.uk - 2453542

By Broomridding Wood

Wolfie Pond - geograph.org.uk - 269797

Wolfie Pond. Fishing stages on this popular fish pond off thetrail.

Five Pits Trail - geograph.org.uk - 625331

This north north-westerly facing photograph is of the Tibshelf-Pilsley section of the Five Pits Trail. In the foreground the trail drops down a short but quite steep slope toward an embankment where it crosses Westwood Brook. It then turns to the right behind the trees in the dip and loops briefly off the edge of the picture before following the obvious line of trees (right to left) into the distance toward Pilsley. In the distance on the left are houses in the Station Road area of Pilsley. On the hilltop on the right is Cocktop (a farm). The white shapes in the field in the middle distance are birds scares.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Five Pits Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Five Pits Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)