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West Chesterfield (Chatsworth) Way

The Ramblers

Trans Pennine Trail sign at Chesterfield Rail Station


The Leeds to Chesterfield spur of the
Trans Pennine Trail ends at Chesterfield Rail Station, from where there are excellent walking / cycling links west to one of the country’s premier tourist attractions at Chatsworth.

From the Rail Station to Somersall Park, on the edge of Chesterfield, walkers and cyclists can share the cycle route, after which walkers take the more direct route across fields to Holymoorside, and on to Holy Moor and Eastmoor – whilst cyclists and horse-riders have the choice of quiet country roads and a byway open to all traffic across Beeley Moor.

The path on to Holy Moor

The walking route (or slight variations of it) has long been used by our group and has featured in the
Chesterfield Area Walking Festival. The walk and the Festival were unfortunately cancelled in May, 2020, owing to coronavirus.

A bleak Eastmoor, heading for Hob Hurst’s House and the Chatsworth Estate

The current interest in sustainable travel, prompted by the climate change threat and coronavirus, gives a unique opportunity to agree the details of the route with all concerned, signpost and promote it, both for local use and tourism.

Is there the political will to promote sustainable travel,
together with reduced pollution and increased exercise ?
If not now …. when ?

(June, 2020)