Clay CrossAlfreton

Claalf one
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Distance

10km/6mi

Ascent

120 m

Descent

107 m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Clay Cross and Alfreton.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Clay Cross and Alfreton.

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Clay Cross
Grid Ref SK3926863469
Lat / Lon 53.16692° / -1.41407°
Easting / Northing 439,268E / 363,469N
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Alfreton
Grid Ref SK4112555567
Lat / Lon 53.09575° / -1.38731°
Easting / Northing 441,125E / 355,567N
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Claalf One's land is

Arable 17.4%
Pasture 43.6%
Urban 39.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

review


Ken

08 Sep 2021

I walked this route from Clay Cross on a hot September day after weeks of dry weather. The exit drags a little but there are lots of houses so plenty of potential Slow Ways users. After the houses it starts with a narrow path between bushes that create a tunnel path. A section of wider track then back to narrow path through woodland planted on former open cast coal mining, long gone. The good thing is no cattle but it was a rather boring drag and quite overgrown in places. I looked for an alternative route out but the path used here is really the only option to head south.

Now the good news. Once that is out of the way I took a different field walk to avoid the road only Google Street View will tell you what the road walk is like. Potential for cattle and stiles that are really low fences but it's great to be in open fields. The Inn at Shirland was open but closed, if you see what I mean.

I also made a detour across the golf course because the footpath track is also the traffic route to the club house. It avoids any traffic but is longer and the paths on the map don't match the waymark posts.

Now comes the best section as we climb through the former parkland of Alfreton Hall with cattle grazing and stiles to climb. Then approach the town via the churchyard and very quickly move from wide open fields to bustling town centre. I feel I did the walk the best way. I will upload my route so you can pick and mix.


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