Great Northern Greenway: Derby to Breadsall – February 2020

A not madly exciting walk but sometimes it’s a sunny day in (nearly) Spring and you need to get out!

The Great Northern Greenway runs from the outskirts of Derby, through the former railways station (ruins) at Breadsall and onwards. the plan is to complete the walk, following the path of the Friargate Line to Ilkeston.

Here’s a link to the starting point. Park in the the nearby Meteor centre but be careful which bays you leave your car in. Some are limited to two hours, some require you to pay after that and some are free.

It’s relatively short but mostly even. It gets muddier and messier later, once you are directed off the old railway line, over the traffic roundabout and back on to the walk again. The official trail terminates at the junction with Lime Lane but you can walk further if you want to.

Over the roundabout and down into the muddy part…

These pictures and videos are @Aidan Parr 2021, so please ask permission if you want to use them. I’ll probably say ‘yes’!

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