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Worksop

Nottinghamshire


Slow Ways linking Worksop and Clowne, Dinnington (Rotherham), Killamarsh, Kiveton Park, Langold, Market Warsop, New Ollerton, Retford, Shirebrook

England / Nottinghamshire / Worksop

Worksop’s nine Slow Ways are 72% checked

Drawn: 9/9
reviewed: 9/9
verified: 5/9
and surveyed: 3/9

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Slow Way Route To do
Clowne—Worksop
Clowor one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 89m Descent 178m
Clowne—Worksop
Clowor two Enjoy me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Dinnington (Rotherham)—Worksop
Dinwor one

Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 133m Descent 65m
Dinnington (Rotherham)—Worksop
Dinwor two Review me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 132m Descent 64m
Dinnington (Rotherham)—Worksop
Dinwor three Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 92m Descent 160m
Killamarsh—Worksop
Kilwor one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 226m Descent 222m
Killamarsh—Worksop
Kilwor two Verify me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Kiveton Park—Worksop
Kivwor one Survey me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 108m Descent 57m
Market Warsop—Worksop
Marwor one Review me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 156m Descent 142m
Shirebrook—Worksop
Shiwor one Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 255m Descent 215m
Shirebrook—Worksop
Shiwor two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Worksop—Langold
Worlan one

Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 90m Descent 99m
Worksop—Langold
Worlan two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 84m Descent 94m
Worksop—New Ollerton
Wornew one Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 161m Descent 152m
Worksop—New Ollerton
Wornew two Review me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Worksop—Retford
Worret one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 85m Descent 114m
Worksop—Retford
Worret two

Double check Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 109m Descent 138m
Worksop—Retford
Worret three Enjoy me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

65% of Worksop’s nine route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

18/18

drawn

16/18

reviewed

8/18

surveyed

5/18

verified

9 people have contributed to Worksop’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

8 people have surveyed a route in Worksop

241km out of 274km have been walked and reviewed

442km of reviews have been shared in Worksop

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Worlan two

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Pavements take us to the junction with Gateford Road, where there are pelican crossings to take us safely across. We cross and continue up Gateford Road. Raymoth Lane has more pelican crossings, and we soon leave the main road right....

Hugh Hudson

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Worksop—Langold

Hugh Hudson added Worlan two, a new walk from Worksop to Langold

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This is almost a good route, but the GPX plotting is very lazy and in at least two places makes the route selection on the ground ambiguous....

Hugh Hudson

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Anyone needing the pub at Ranby, which is the only refreshment option in the middle third, should note that the only canal bridge is north of the village, so it involves a more significant detour than it might appear at first glance. We cross the river Idle and the canal on ramped bridges, then head straight on to the railway, another ramped bridge that has no shortcutting steps. Eventually we cross the fairly busy Old London Road and continue out to the Chesterfield canal - the towpath is on the far west side and is accessed just beyond the bridge by a path on the left. Anyone planning to use the Chequers pub at Ranby should use the bridge on Blyth Road - there is no bridge further south, but the pub is clearly visible. At the lock by the bridge on the road to Scofton we leave the canal, either using a stile before the bridge or steps just beyond the bridge....

Hugh Hudson

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Beyond Shireoaks station we follow the bridleway right that crosses the railway then hugs the edge of the field to reach Brancliffe Grange. We reach a road, where a concessionary path in the field opposite removes the need for a short road walk. We cross the field to reach a wood, where there is a choice of routes around to the far left corner (I was following DINWOR 1 which uses the road, but there are better routes on the concessionary paths). I have also changed the final part of the route to use Laughton Road (the main shopping street) rather than going around the Aldi car park to reach the rather disappointing meeting point at the far corner of the bus station (there is a nicer place to rest, with three benches and a view of the church) at the junction of Laughton Road and the B6060)....

Hugh Hudson

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Dinnington (Rotherham)—Worksop

Hugh Hudson added Dinwor three, a new walk from Dinnington (Rotherham) to Worksop

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An excellent route, mostly off road with varied scenery and good views, slightly let down by a GPX aberration - the straight line across the railway west of Shireoaks is impossible, indefensible and odd, because the plotting of the rest of the route is pretty good. I have created DINWOR 3, which is mostly the same route, but more accurately plotted and removing an unpleasant section of road walking, and I will post a more detailed review with pictures there....

Hugh Hudson

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The pavement walk from the shopping street is easy to follow and eventually leads to a well used path that crosses the A57 with no assistance for walkers. From here the route loops into Creswell but if services are not required it should be possible to continue along Morven Street and take a footpath which meets the route at the old rail route. The route along Duke Street meets Elmton Road, the high street, by the church here there is a good selection of shops plus buses and the train station but I saw no public loo. The approach to the old rail route needs a little care but once on this track it's more easy going which continues onto the Archaeological Way an old hedged lane now a bridleway. From the car park it's a climb to join another old rail route which takes us to Shirebrook and the site of the once extensive Langwith Junction station renamed Shirebrook North in 1924. From Station Road we take a footpath opposite across a green area then follow Stubbin Wood Lane which become Thickley Close where we leave to cross another green park to arrive at Aldi just a short walk from our meeting place in the large Market Square....

Ken

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Shirebrook—Worksop

Ken added Shiwor two, a new walk from Shirebrook to Worksop

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One thing that did strike me was the absence of places to sit and rest along the route (I must be getting old!), so people who like to stop for a rest might want to bring a portable seat, or groundsheet along if that's going to be a problem....

jbeckton

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StephenWalker surveyed Worret three

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After the road crossing and lane up the side of the Supermarket, it crosses over the river, through Kings Park and over the canal to reach a quiet residential street and (at the end) the ramped bridge over the main line railway. This brings us to West Carr Road, another quiet residential street, which is followed to the roundabout on the A620. As we enter Worksop, at the railway bridge (where Rayton Land joins Kilton Road) we pass straight ahead along a footpath (not really shown on the OS map) and then zig-zag our way through quiet residential streets (Dickens Drive, Longfellow Road and Kilton Crescent) before crossing the B6045 (Kilton Hill) at a pedestrian crossing....

StephenWalker

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Worksop—Retford

StephenWalker added Worret three, a new walk from Worksop to Retford

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I consider this route to be unsafe because of crossing two carriageways of the busy A1 on the level. I have devised Worret3 to use the best parts of the route without the A1 crossing....

StephenWalker

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The 'countryside' section leaving Gateford is along the edge of a large building site....

StephenWalker

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I walked this route in March, starting at Worksop. There are already good reviews of the route so I won't re-walk it step by step....

StephenWalker

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The next section begins through pasture and then follows a route across the landscaped site of the former colliery now known as Kiveton Community Woodland. After crossing the quiet road the path approaches the end of the canal (where it once emerged from a tunnel) the tow path starts along the south bank of the canal, the Cuckoo Way right of way follows the north side (this section is a thin path through vegetation that will be muddy after wet weather)....

StephenWalker

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From here the path approaches the end of the canal (where it once emerged from a tunnel) the tow path starts along the south bank of the canal, the Cuckoo Way right of way follows the north side (this section is a thin path through vegetation that will be muddy after wet weather)....

StephenWalker

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The turning off the towpath onto the bridleway to Brantcliffe Grange is easy to find, but the actual route does not follow the line on the 1:25000 map (or the gpx track in Slow Ways), however it is a beaten track that is easy to follow....

StephenWalker

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StephenWalker surveyed Marwor one

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There is a short distance of concessionary path to reach the entrance to the car park and Harley Gallery (refreshments). Across the lane and back onto the footpath to reach the slopes overlooking Cuckney Church and the water meadows. Over the hill through the partially felled woodland and then a long descent through the fields to reach the A60 approaching Church Warsop....

StephenWalker

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I started at New Ollerton a Slow Way hub I'd used some time back see https://beta.slowways.org/Route/Marnew/5144#reviews The route takes us quickly into the countryside with a well surfaced path alongside the River Maun. I had anticipated flooding along this river side path but all was well until approaching the first road here I found a firm route under the footbridge then a scramble up to the quiet road. The route meets the busy A614 but it's a good safe segregated path before a light controlled crossing. We then enter the huge National Trust Clumber Estate and for those on foot it's free admission. Finally leaving the park, although not the estate we continue along the RHW another well surfaced path through woodland. A bridge offers a safe crossing of the busy main road before a few domestic 'estate' roads at Manton, approaching Worksop....

Ken

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Worksop—New Ollerton

Ken added Wornew two, a new walk from Worksop to New Ollerton

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This walk is easy to follow has a good firm improved surface along many paths over ground that is sandy and well drained so no mud but do read on. A five star route even though I was forced to divert on four occasions more on that later but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of this hike which has refreshments half way at the National Trust's popular Clumber Park. I had anticipated flooding along this river side path but all was well until approaching the first road here I found a firm route under the footbridge then a scramble up to the quiet road. The bridleway approaching Hardwick village is across pasture where docile cattle grazed. I can't comment on the plotted route through Hardwick village but the route I was forced to take was very pleasant and passed a refreshment and loo opportunity. A bridge offers a safe crossing of the busy main road before a few domestic 'estate' roads and issue four where a route has not been available through the grounds of a modern church since 2009, but an easy road option is available, see Wornew-2 especially if leaving Worksop....

Ken

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The route is well signposted and the roads that need to be crossed have good visibility so can be crossed easily....

Lisa Cook

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Killamarsh—Worksop

Ken added Kilwor two, a new walk from Killamarsh to Worksop

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A section over the former Norwood tunnel is well signed. Cross the canal to stay on the towpath this offers the best view approaching the vegetation covered entrance to Norwood tunnel. A continuous raised hump alongside the path suggests spoil from the tunnel confirming we are on route. Kiveton Water, used for fishing is the proposed site of a marina when the canal climbs higher to avoid restoration of the tunnel. The cutting on the right suggests the canal but this was a railway, the canal was in the tunnel under our feet. The roar of the motorway can't be avoided as we pass underneath before a descent to find the abandoned and overgrown tunnel mouth and canal....

Ken

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The link to the canal could be improved but once on the towpath it's simple navigation along a bonded surface path. From here I now see that the plot uses the public footpath north of the canal which may explain the further drop in surface quality because I stayed on the towpath which offered the best view approaching the vegetation covered entrance to Norwood tunnel. There was never a towing path through the tunnel so we must go over the top and the path now enters a field so real county walking although a stone surface has been laid. Kiveton Water used for fishing is the proposed site of a marina when the canal climbs higher to avoid restoration of the tunnel....

Ken

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StephenWalker surveyed Clowor two

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From Whitwell there are a couple of miles of field paths across Whitwell Common, before entering Clowne with a short stretch on the pavement alongside the A619, followed by a lane and the Clowne Greenway (an old railway)....

StephenWalker

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StephenWalker surveyed Shiwor one

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This section of route through Whitwell has few shops or refreshment places, but a brief detour will give access to supplies if required. Leaving Whitwell there is a short section of surfaced paths around the quarries before approaching Creswell. The section from Whaley Mill into the wood was a muddy crossfield path, but we have had a lot of rain recently....

StephenWalker

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A good, direct route that makes for a very pleasant walk between Worksop and Clowne. The route is easy to follow and the terrain is simple but charming. I will be using this route in the future....

Ben

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Clowne—Worksop

Ken added Clowor two, a new walk from Clowne to Worksop

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A county walk with stiles and cattle two busy roads to cross unaided and a level rail crossing. A pleasant field edge walk with cattle and a view across to Worksop Manor. It appears locals walk down the field edge to a track which was well walked....

Ken

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Most road walking is on pavements just a short section without. The path leaves the track to New Farm but the cross field section was invisible. This route avoids some road walking, using the Linear Park which runs just to the south of the cycle route, both along disused railways....

Ken

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A very pleasant walk along the Chesterfield canal, a railway station at each end with hourly trains so transport not a problem. Well signposted & obviously no climbs of any note. Would highly recommend the walk....

Tim Onions

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Instead you should go right at the pharmacy and go along Richmond Road to reach Cavendish Road. The official route along the quiet road was diverted when I walked it but should be restored soon. At Whitewater Bridge the path turns to follow the Maun into Ollerton where you join the main road with many shops and facilities....

Rob23Notts

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Mrs Christine Parrott surveyed Worlan one

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The walk passes through a lovely country park near Langold. Some parts get muddy in wet weather....

Mrs Christine Parrott

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Mrs Christine Parrott took this photo on Worlan one

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Mrs Christine Parrott surveyed Dinwor two

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Mrs Christine Parrott surveyed Dinwor one

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A pretty route through fields, woods and by a canal...

Mrs Christine Parrott

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Mrs Christine Parrott took this photo on Dinwor one

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A good route from Dinnington to Worksop, it's not particularly picturesque, but it is level and easy to follow. The routes across open fields get muddy in wet weather...

Mrs Christine Parrott

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An easy to walk route through open fields. It can get muddy in wet weather...

Mrs Christine Parrott

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Worksop

MaggieD surveyed Worksop

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Clowne—Worksop

Slow Ways added Clowor one, a new walk from Clowne to Worksop

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Dinnington (Rotherham)—Worksop

Slow Ways added Dinwor one, a new walk from Dinnington (Rotherham) to Worksop

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Dinnington (Rotherham)—Worksop

Slow Ways added Dinwor two, a new walk from Dinnington (Rotherham) to Worksop

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Killamarsh—Worksop

Slow Ways added Kilwor one, a new walk from Killamarsh to Worksop

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Kiveton Park—Worksop

Slow Ways added Kivwor one, a new walk from Kiveton Park to Worksop

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Market Warsop—Worksop

Slow Ways added Marwor one, a new walk from Market Warsop to Worksop

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Shirebrook—Worksop

Slow Ways added Shiwor one, a new walk from Shirebrook to Worksop

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Worksop—Langold

Slow Ways added Worlan one, a new walk from Worksop to Langold

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Worksop—New Ollerton

Slow Ways added Wornew one, a new walk from Worksop to New Ollerton

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Worksop—Retford

Slow Ways added Worret one, a new walk from Worksop to Retford

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Worksop—Retford

Slow Ways added Worret two, a new walk from Worksop to Retford

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Worksop, Tue 23 April

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Worksop’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK5861379704

Lat / Lon

53.31106° / -1.12176°

Easting / Northing

458,613E / 379,704N

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Facilities

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