Clowne to Markham Vale, Derbyshire – October 2023

This was a continuation of the walk from Creswell to Clowne on the Clowne Greenway, a former railway line. It was a lucky day, with sunny big blue skies and clouds formations, walking from Clowne to Markham Vale.

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You can park in the free car park next to the Nag’s Head pub in Clowne and you’re right next to the Greenway:

Unlike the Creswell to Clowne section of the Greenway, this part does gradually open out onto countryside which makes it a little more interesting.

Then it’s onwards to the joy of the the countryside but the gradual roar of traffic on the M1 motorway:

Until it really is loud!

And finally to Markham Vale where I turned back. The whole area has been transformed into storage units because of its proximity to the motorway. I’m not so keen on pavement walking with cars and lorries roaring by.

There are lots of other walks west of Markham Vale, heading south to Chesterfield and north to the outskirts of Sheffield and it’s also close to the Trans-Pennine Way, which I’ll explore at a later date.

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