A very pretty, quiet and mainly off-road circular walk. From the railway station to the hospital is a lovely walk via the golf course (some steep parts) with fine views and woodland paths. From the hospital back to the station via Hady is through fields and lovely woodland with a short section along the main road and back along the river.
Distance: Approximately 3 miles (5 km) though there are buses to/from the hospital
Time: approx 2 hours (including rest stops)
Accessibility: Steep in parts and not suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or bicycles (though Dingle Lane is a nice bike route from Calow Lane to the hospital).
Acknowledgements: Transition Chesterfield would like to thank the following: Chesterfield Borough Council’s Community Chest who funded the design of the leaflet; North East Derbyshire District Council for the artwork and design; the volunteers who developed and tested the route and map (in alphabetical order): Chris Bates (who also took the photo of Hady Plantation on the back), Peter Darling, Steph Futcher, Colin Harrison, Lisa Hopkinson, Ria Maclwaine, Janet Ratcliffe, Steve Sansom (who also took the photo of the crooked spire on the front). We would also like to thank Basil Merry and David Moore (Ramblers), Sally Ludditt (Chesterfield Royal Hospital) and Wendy Blunt (Chesterfield Borough Council) for comments on the leaflet.
We will be pleased to hear suggestions for improvements to any of the above or suggestions for additions or new routes to create within the Chesterfield area. Please email: email@example.com