From Shirebrook Station the route starts out traffic-free, then traffic-free alongside the B6031, then traffic-free before travelling along Burns Lane and Broomhill Lane. It then heads traffic-free into Sherwood Forest.
The section into Sherwood Forest does not involve a section alongside the road, so it is likely to be more attractive for leisure cycling. It also meets with a very long stretch of Route 6 which is traffic-free.
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.