AlfretonSelston

Alfsel two
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Distance

9km/5mi

Ascent

139 m

Descent

154 m

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Description

Alfsel one uses a path at Pinxton Wharf that does not exist on the map or on the ground. This route uses a path that is on the ground and is well used but not yet on the map. A definitive map modification order has been submitted to Derbyshire CC to have the route added. It does cross the ralway on the level, Network Rail provide a safe and signed crossing.

Alfsel one used a path across the Smotherfly Open Cast mining site which is obstructed and was never reinstated after mining finished. The route offered here is again well used but not on the map. The landowner has proposed a diversion along this route.

The remainder of the route is as proposed in Alfsel one. Nice at the Selston end but except for the ponds at Cotes Park is not a pretty walk or pleasant walk

Alfsel one uses a path at Pinxton Wharf that does not exist on the map or on the ground. This route uses a path that is on the ground and is well used but not yet on the map. A definitive map modification order has been submitted to Derbyshire CC to have the route added. It does cross the ralway on the level, Network Rail provide a safe and signed crossing.

Alfsel one used a path across the Smotherfly Open Cast mining site which is obstructed and was never reinstated after mining finished. The route offered here is again well used but not on the map. The landowner has proposed a diversion along this route.

The remainder of the route is as proposed in Alfsel one. Nice at the Selston end but except for the ponds at Cotes Park is not a pretty walk or pleasant walk

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Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Alfreton
Grid Ref SK4112555567
Lat / Lon 53.09575° / -1.38731°
Easting / Northing 441,125E / 355,567N
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Selston
Grid Ref SK4660752765
Lat / Lon 53.07012° / -1.30586°
Easting / Northing 446,607E / 352,765N
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Ken

25 Mar 2022

This route is very pleasant between Selston and Pinxton, my direction of travel. After crossing the railway approaching Pinxton it uses a path that is on the ground and is well used but not on the map. Network Rail acknowledge the path and provide a safe and signed crossing.

The path across the Smotherfly former open cast mining site is not available it was never reinstated after mining. The route used here is again well used but not on the map.

Some narrow fenced paths through Birchwood, not as attractive as it sounds, which lead to the oasis of Pennytown Ponds. To avoid road walking more enclosed paths between fenced industrial units then roadside pavements into Alfreton. Gets you from Alfreton to Selston is all that can be said. The best section could be amended but it's difficult to see how the worst bit could be improved.


StephenWalker

28 Jan 2022

Overall I enjoyed this route, but there were several low moments at the Alfreton end as we passed through industrial units and recycling sites.. I walked from Alfreton in January 2022. The first section through Cotes Park is well defined but not very uplifting (except for the Cotes Ponds and wood). After crossing under the midland mainline near Pye Bridge the scenery improved considerably. The former canal bank and Pinxton Wharf pond were highlights and so was the section from Pinxton to Selston.


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