Route 648 is a 5-mile route between Shirebrook rail station and Sherwood Forest via Market Warsop. The flat route provides links to the wider Derbyshire County Council trail network and a link to the Meden secondary school in Market Warsop for local pupils travelling actively to school. From Shirebrook, Route 648 connects to Derbyshire County Council’s "Archaeological Way" and into the wider Phoenix Greenways network of cycle routes across northeast Derbyshire. The eastern end of the route joins National Cycle Route 6 in Sherwood Forest, offering onward journeys to Nottingham city to the south and Sheffield to the north, via Worksop and Clumber Park.

From Shirebrook station the route travels along a sealed surface traffic-free path, before joining a stone track towards Warsop Vale. From here the route uses a shared use, traffic-free path alongside the B6031 to the edge of Church Warsop, before joining a stone traffic-free track leading to the edge of Warsop Carrs park.   

The route crosses the peaceful River Meden close to the Meden School, across the A60 and onto Burns Lane. A right hand turn from Burns Lane onto the quiet traffic-free Broomhill Lane begins the final section of the route. Look out for the left hand turn onto a stone track that follows the edge of fields and into Sherwood Forest. After a short distance of forest track, Route 648 meets Route 6 and a choice of options for onward travel.  

From this junction, further traffic-free exploring can be done by either turning south to stay in Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Pines Forest, or north onwards to Clumber Park. Details of cycling routes and nearby attractions can be obtained from the Nottinghamshire visitor centre.  

The Robin Hood line is operated by East Midlands Railway between Nottingham and Worksop and provides easy access to the route by public transport. 

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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Route 648 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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