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Cycling in Retford

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Path alongside busy A60, a future cycle path surely!

Path at side of busy A60, surely should be made into a proper cycle path.

Trail linking Warsop / Langwith area with Meden Vale / Cuckney. Quite a sandy surface, only really suitable for Mtb.

Byway to Norton from Hazel Gap, a great off road link that connects to the existing cycle network

Ancient holloway through the Welbeck estate on the wonderfully named Drinking Pit Lane. The best off road route to Clumber Park from the Creswell area.

Very muddy bridleway through Welbeck estate. It's very often muddy here and on this occasion it was too bad to cycle on

Very muddy bridleway through Welbeck estate. Too bad to cycle easily. A great link from Creswell Crags to Clumber Park though.

Road into Welbeck estate....section of the Robin Hood Way

Straight on Cresswell craggs...Left road towards Mansfield...Right towards Worksop

gate to the A60 worksop to Mansfield road which you have to cross to enter Welbeck estate

Narrow towpath is why Route 6 has been moved

Marina on your right

Towpath at the entrance of Shireoaks Marina

old Route 6

If you follow the canal towpath it will take you to Turnerwood a small hamlet in South Yorkshire and to Kiveton Station,,,This along the Cuckoo Way

Route 6 on the road

Joining up with the old original Route 6

New Route 6

new route 6

Road at the back of Shireoaks Marina

Route 6 has been moved to the back of Shireoaks Marina to avoid narrowing of the towpath

Cuckoo way sign

New Route 6 sign.....Route 6 re routed

Locks before Shireoaks Marina

Looking towards Shireoaks

Canal towpath towards Worksop

under the A57 Worksop By- pass

Route 6 rejoins the canal towpath

Towpath from Worksop towards Rhodesia and back onto Route 6

Follow the towpath under the low bridge through the gym yard onto Church walk ( Route 6 )

Church Walk

Victoria Square. you need to dismount go left to pedestrian traffic lights to cross the road. where you turn right to turn left onto Church street

No entry for cars on Dock Road..OK for cyclists and pedestrians

Road through Godfrey's Pond estate

Where clockwise and anti-clockwise paths around the pond meet

take the left fork


Anti-clockwise around Godfrey's Pond but you can go clockwise and finish at the same point

Towards Worksop where Route 6 crosses the canal at the bridge however if you continue on the towpath under the low bridge you meet Route 6 on Church Walk

Chesterfield canal topath towards Worksop

Chesterfield canal towpath looking towards Rhodesia

take the right fork will take you towards Rhodesia and the left fork ( Spring Lane ) takes you towards Shireoaks


Looking down the track from Mansfield road towards Rhodesia

Looking up to Mansfield Road

Trail from Clumber Park into Welbeck estate

Looking into Welbeck estate from the edge of Clumber Park

Looking across the Worksop/Ollerton road into Clumber Park

Bridleway sign into Welbeck estate from the Worksop/Ollerton road

Blue tin roofed building on your right as you cycle through Welbeck towards Clumber Park

The track crosses a private road

Down the gully on the track from Clumber Park into Welbeck

Up hill entrance to the gully taking you towards Clumber Park

Narrow gap leading to a gully....which can be very muddy at times

restricted byway sign.....rideable....Drinking Pit Lane

Dwelling on the right with restricted byway straight on into the estate

Private road no entry

Footpath either side of the road not suitable for cycling

Bend in road



Farm buildings

Well kept road into Welbeck estate

Looking down Broad lane towards the A60 from Welbeck estate

Looking up Broad lane into Welbeck estate from the A60 Mansfield Road

Road sign and road name

The house at the junction of Broad Lane and Mansfield Road

Road sign at the junction of Broad Lane and Mansfield Road

At the end of Ratcliffe Lane towards Hodthorpe

On Broad Lane looking at the bridleway sign to Darfoulds

From Broad Lane up the hill on Ratcliffe Lane towards Darfoulds

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